Overnight Sensation …

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Racks Up The Miles – The hot country trio continues to stack up dates in support of its eponymous debut.

Fans Flock To – The Irish rockers head back to the States to ride the wave of buzz surrounding their latest release.

Link-O-Rama …

Yoko Ono sues documentary filmmakers for using “Imagine” without permission – Reuters

Hope you like that three-year-old Creative Zen player. Songs purchased from MSN Music will not play on new devices after August 30 – InformationWeek

Grateful Dead archives, including business records, merch and memorabilia, going to U.C. Santa Cruz – San Francisco Chronicle

Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin honored at L.A.s’ Rockwalk – Reuters

Are you feeling charitable? Want to help someone who’s a little down on his luck? Why not give to the Welfare Fund? – Daily Telegraph (Australia)

A few minutes with The Fall’s Mark E SmithTelegraph U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Former Supertramp co-vocalist Roger Hodgson fills out his summer dance card with new Euro gigs. Dates now include June 27 (Buckinghamshire, U.K.), July 20 (Loreley, Germany), July 22 (Berlin, Germany) and July 25 (Atarfe, Spain).

Boston plays a variety of venues this summer, including amphitheatres, arenas and casinos. Tom Scholz & Company play Salt Ste. Marie, Michigan, on June 14; Reno, Nevada, on July 4; Redmond, Washington, on July 10, West Wendover, Nevada, on July 12, Morrison, Colorado, on July 13 and Kansas City, Missouri, on July 19. Other cities added today include Bloomington, Illinois, Kettering, Ohio, and Chicago, Illinois.

Canadian jazzman Denzal Sinclaire plays the U.K. and Europe now through mid-May, and North America from mid-May through the first couple of weeks of June. Over there dates include April 29 (London), May 1 (Manchester), May 6 (Amsterdam) and May 14 (Vienna). Over here dates include May 25 (Vancouver, BC), May 28 (San Francisco), May 31 (Tucson), June 4 (Chicago) and June 5 (Toronto).

And Alan Jackson manages to get a couple new listings in before the final deadline – August 14 in San Jose, CA, at the HP Pavilion, and August 15 in Stateline, NV, at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena.

During the day we also updated Ted Nugent, Travis Tritt, Del McCoury Band, Phil Vassar, Craig Ferguson, Lenny Kravitz, , Bell X1, Eli Young Band, Junior Brown, Grand Funk Railroad, Jack Ingram, Iris DeMent, Nanci Griffith, The Whigs, The Boxing Lesson, Chris Rock, Blind Melon, Lyrics Born, Sawyer Brown, The Nadas, The Black Keys, Tommy Emmanuel, Tommy Tutone, plus all the artists and bands worth seeing, minus the ones that aren’t.

And that’s a wrap! Thank you for your support and we look forward to good folks like you supporting us in the days, weeks and months ahead. Well into retirement, if necessary. Happy trails!