Overnight Sensation …

We spent a lot of money while prepping the following two items scheduled to post within the next 12 or so hours. And if you read them we’ll spend even more money tomorrow!

The Power Of ThreeBill Kreutzmann, Oteil Burbridge and Scott Murawski team up for a new project.

Hearing The SongStephen Malkmus and The Jicks, Broken Social Scene, The Helio Sequence and Film School are among the first round of artists added to the lineup for the .

Link-O-Rama …

Comcast considering setting an official limit on how much data, such as music, video and games, its customers can download – CNNMoney / Associated Press

Vanilla Ice threatened suicide during wife’s 911 call – Palm Beach Post

Will future Zune software updates include programming designed to prevent you from watching unauthorized content? – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Neil Young talks about MP3s, technology and distributing music – “People sharing music in their bedrooms is the new radio.” – ReadWriteWeb

Coldplay teams with ESPN for soccer promotion – Assoicated Press

Zune goes on sale in Canada on June 13. May it do as well in the Great White North as it has everywhere else – The Canadian Press

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

3 Doors Down, along with Staind and Hinder, hits the amphitheatres this summer. Mark July, August and the first week of September on your calendar for shows in places like Milwaukee (July 12), Portland, ME (July 15), Mansfield, MA (July 22), St. Paul, MN (August 21) and Cincinnati, OH (September 5).

We received a truckload of new Nonpoint dates for May and June. Well, maybe a small truckload. More like a U-Haul trailer filled with dates. Anyway, new shows include May 29 in Little Rock, AR; Maty 30 in Asheville, NC; June 2 in Anaheim, CA; June 11 in Portland, OR; and June 22 in Flint, MI.

Ten Years After jam a whole bunch of touring in June and July on both sides of the Atlantic. On the North American side the band plays Grande Prairie, Alberta, on June 8; Victoria, British Columbia, on June 9; Vancouver, British Columbia, on June 10, Seattle, WA, on June 11; Portland, OR, on June 12, Petaluma, CA, on June 15; and the thriving metropolis of Exeter, CA, on June 16.

And Stray Cats bass-man Lee Rocker updates today May 24 in Albuquerque, NM, and June 21 in Visalia, CA.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Graham Parker, Neil Diamond, Soul Asylum, Beck, Eddy Grant, Kasim Sulton, A Skylit Drive, 38 Special, Asylum Street Spankers, Butthole Surfers, Art Garfunkel, ZZ Top, Westlife, Dark Star Orchestra, Casting Crowns, Paul Weller, Boris, David Benoit, The Almost, Siouxsie, plus all the bands and artists in the world worth listening to. And a few whose music is only good for scaring the neighbors.

And that’s going to do it for today. As always, thank you for your companionship as we explore this thing called live music and its impact on the human condition. G’night and so long until tomorrow.