News …

Debbie Gibson files for a restraining order against overzealous fan – Associated Press

Pirate Bay threatens to sue music industry – The Register U.K.

You can call them M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel, or you can call them She And HimThe New York Times (registration may be required)

Checking in on the Lance Bass book tour – “My last name is Bass, so I could be a fisherman or you know, a bass singer.” – The Daily Campus

Life’s been good for Joe Walsh as the rocker funds the first performance-based scholarship in Kent State University’s College of the Arts by donating $50,000. – Akron Beacon Journal

How are you celebrating “Record Store Day?” – The Capital Times

Views …

Mudcrutch in Santa Cruz – “‘You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for some good old hippie music tonight'” – San Jose Mercury News (registration may be required)

The Kills in Scotland – “New and fresh, their sound was nevertheless easily comparable with early Patti Smith or PJ Harvey.” – Edinburgh Evening News / The

Hot Chip in Boston – ” … those nerdy-looking Brits sure know how to work a room.” – Boston Herald

Santana in Montreal – “The jams led the way last night, putting Santana right in his element.” – The Montreal Gazette

Elliot Minor in Cardiff – “Each song was full of energy and the vocals were brilliant …” – Western Mail /

Bernadette Peters in Grand Rapids, Mich. – “The star of Broadway, films and television walked on stage to a standing ovation, the first of three for the evening.” – The Grand Rapids Press

They Say It’s Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)

Bobby Vinton is 73

Gerry Rafferty is 61

Midnight Oil singer-turned-politician Peter Garrett is 55

Jason Scheff (Chicago) is 46

Jimmy Osmond is 45

Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum) is 44