News …

David Coverdale denies Whitesnake has been tapped for Led Zeppelin tour – Classic Rock Magazine

Scott Weiland released from jail after serving 10 hours of an 8-day sentence for DUI – UPI

Trouble in the courthouse after Remy Ma sentencing – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Jennifer Lopez to host, help coordinate third annual Noche de Ninos gala – Associated Press

Honda robot successfully leads Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Detroit Free Press

Fans say goodbye to country great Eddy Arnold – The Tennessean

Larry Levine, recording engineer who helped build Phil Spector’s “wall of sound” dies at 80 – Associated Press

Views …

Crowded House in Chicago – ” … has made a triumphant return, selling out shows and delivering music worthy of the reunion.” – The Chicago Tribune

Tim McGraw in Orlando – ” … was elevated on Sunday by a warm mix that showcased the skills of his 10-piece backing band.” – Orlando Sentinel

Willie Nelson in London – “If Clapton is God, Nelson is Zeus.” – The Evening Standard

Duffy in New York at The Apollo – ” … sounded raspy and alive, a shift from the careful perfection of the album.” – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Death Cab For Cutie in Boston – ” … played an expansive 85-minute set and proved it warrants its graduation to the larger stages it now commands.” – The Boston Globe

Charley Pride in Edmonton – “Backed by a crack quintet comprised of fiddle, guitars, drums and pedal steel, Pride entertained a sold-out crowd of 2,500 at the Jube on the first of his two night stands.” – Edmonton Journal

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

Jack Bruce is 65

David Byrne is 56

C.C. DeVille (Poison) is 46

Ian Astbury (The Cult) is 46

Mike Inez (Alice In Chains) is 42

Raphael Saadiq (Tony! Toni! Tone!) is 42

Danny Wood (New Kids on the Block) is 39

Natalie Appleton (All Saints) is 35

Shanice is 35

Henry Garza (Los Lonely Boys) is 30