News …

Yoko Ono in legal battle over rare John Lennon film footage – Reuters

Richie Sambora gets 3 years informal probation for DUI – CNN / Associated Press

Got a band? Wanna open for The Police? Contact StingThe Times Online U.K.

U2’s The Edge hosts charity event, donates to guitars for the cause – Associated Press

Former Ramones drummer’s royalty lawsuit dismissed – Associated Press

Grammy-nominated violinist gets his $4 mil back – Associated Press

Views …

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band in St. Pete – “The show began with a video tribute to Federici, who played with Springsteen for 40 years, beginning in pre-E Street outfits such as Steel Mill.” – The Tampa Tribune

Eric Burdon & WAR reunite in London – ” … a beautiful flashback.” – The Telegraph U.K.

Pointer Sisters’ last night of a three-night stand in Dallas – “if this was the finale, that opener must have been uncontainable.” – The Dallas Morning News

Joe Jackson in Milwaukee – “Jackson has the indispensable songwriter’s gift for crafting a vivid image in just a couple lines.” – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Third Eye Blind at the College of New Jersey – ” … took the stage while playing the first song from their first album, Losing a Whole Year. The crowd went, to put it mildly, absolutely insane. – The Signal

Buck 65 in Ottawa – “It was clear that we were heading into another dimension altogether. But it’s hard to argue with a little creativity.” The Ottawa Citizen

Lynyrd Skynyrd in Springfield, IL – ” … these Southern-rock scions showed how sturdy their many hits still are.” – Wellsville Daily Reporter

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

Stan Frazier (Sugar Ray) is 40

Tim Womack (Sons of the Desert) is 40