News …

Amy Winehouse released on bail – The Times Online U.K.

Are celebrities married if media isn’t there to witness the ceremony? Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon confirm wedding – Associated Press

Eddie, are you kidding? Baltimore’s public art commission votes to accept bust of Frank Zappa. Billy and Ethel pleased beyond words – Baltimore Sun

DMX popped in Arizona for speeding, reckless driving – Associated Press

Does this sound like you? Confessions of a music geek – Battle Creek Enquirer

Catching up with the Electric Prunes. Yes, that’s right THE Electric Prunes – Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

Views …

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band at the Count Basie Theatre – “The set list was a music geek’s dream as Springsteen brought to life his classic 1978 album Darkness On The Edge of Town in sequence, track by track.” – Asbury Park Press

in Chicago – ” … spotlighted an international cross-section of classic and contemporary metal.” – The Chicago Tribune

Atmosphere in Los Angeles – “From the moment the first song, ‘Puppets,’ ricocheted from the speakers Tuesday night, intensity was at a white-hot pitch.” – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

No Age in NYC – “Though they are a duo, thanks to pedals and samplers they make a disproportionately dense racket, and the music toggles between noise punk and shoegaze pop, often in the same song.” – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Pink Martini in Anaheim – ” … delivers an eclectic, worldly concoction … ” – Orange County Register

The Oak Ridge Boys in Stuart, FL – ” … celebrated each member’s individuality as well as reminding the 400 or so who attended that these guys were, and are, great singers.” –

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

Don Rickles is 82

Toni Tennille is 68

Jack Blanchard is 66

Gary Glitter (Vietnamese prison cell) is 64

Chris Frantz (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club) is 57

Philip Bailey is 57

Billy Burnette is 55

Alex Van Halen (Van Halen) is 55

Dave Rowntree (Blur) is 44

Del Gray (Little Texas) is 40

Darren Hayes (Savage Garden) is 36

Enrique Iglesias is 33