Link-O-Rama …

Foxy Brown released from lockup – UPI

MTV to sell whole album downloads for “Rock Band” video game – Reuters

Keeping it green at the The New York Times (registration may be required)

Local music lands at Chicago’s airports – Chicago Sun-Times (registration may be required)

Hooking up with Tokyo Police ClubNew York Daily News

Want the new Gnarls Barkley album? You can download it for free with the band’s blessing. But there’s a catch – The Guardian U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Glasvegas tour the U.K. next month. Newly added dates include a two-nighter in Nottingham (May 24 & 25), and one night stands in Newcastle (May 26), Liverpool (May 27), Doncaster (May 28) and Stockton-On-Tees (May 29).

Lyle Lovett continues to build the perfect summer tour schedule. Today’s update includes stops in Danbury, CT (July 1), Salt Lake City (July 19), Los Angeles, CA (August 3), Santa Fe, NM (August 9) and Helotes, TX (August 13). Mr. Lovett also plays Fayetteville, AR, on October 14.

Clay Walker is another summer road warrior with more dates than most calendars can handle. New on the Country artist’s schedule is Santa Rosa, CA (July 28), Oklahoma City (August 16) and San Antonio, TX (August 29).

Finally, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings submit a quick July update showing Ms. Jones and the band playing in Portland, OR, on July 25; Seattle, WA, on July 27 and St. Paul, MN, on August 21 & 22.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Taj Mahal, Tantric, The Black Crowes, The Bravery, The Confidentials, Paula Cole, Sawyer Brown, OneRepublic, Martin Sexton, Huey Lewis And The News, Haystak, Daryl Davis, Ashton Shepherd and Sister Hazel.

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This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)

In 1936, Gene Autry, the most successful of all the singing cowboys of the ’30s and ’40s, recorded “Back in the Saddle Again.”

In 1981, the progressive rock band Yes broke up after the release of the album “Drama.” The group was re-formed two years by original lead vocalist Jon Anderson.

In 1992, authorities in Hobart, Australia allowed killer Richard Dickinson out of prison to see his idol, Bob Dylan, perform. Dickinson had trampled his mother to death in 1987 while Dylan’s “One More Cup of Coffee for the Road” played in the background. He then sprinkled instant coffee over the body. Mom had complained the music was too loud.

In 1996, musician and record producer Bernard Edwards, a leading creative force behind the disco music of the ’70s, was found dead in a Tokyo hotel room. He was 43. Edwards and Nile Rodgers formed the group , which had number-one hits with “Le Freak” in 1978 and “Good Times” the following year.