Link-O-Rama …

Attorney for Minnesota woman who lost world’s first P2P copyright lawsuit to make it to trial, files papers arguing that she should either get a new trial or have damages reduced – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Related: Is paying for music passé? – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Still related: Terry McBride, manager of Avril Lavigne, Barenaked Ladies, talks about copyright – The Register U.K.

T-Pain nabs 5 BET Awards nominations – Associated Press

How long will it be until robots rise up against their human masters and take over the music world? – The Guardian U.K.

Lil’ Kim scores $500,000 in lawsuit over unauthorized DVD – New York Post

Amazon releases music widget giving bloggers and Web sites even more chances to earn more money for the biggest store on the Net – InformationWeek

Spending some time with Alabama 3 – The Age

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

They liked it so much the first time they’re doing it again! Yes, Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson are teaming for more shows. Look for music’s Dynamic Duo playing an arena near you once the tour kicks off on September 25 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Stops include Boise, Idaho (October 9), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (October 17), Moline, Illinois (October 25) and Baltimore, Maryland (November 22).

Reggae artist Beres Hammond slots new shows for the east coast and midwest. New dates include August 6 (Omaha, NE), August 8 (Columbus, OH), August 12 (Nantucket, MA), August 27 (Baltimore, MD), September 6 (White Plains, NY) and September 7 (Washington, DC).

Funny guy George Lopez adds dates for July through December. New listings include stops in Sacramento, CA (July 20), Vegas (August 1 & 2), Milwaukee (September 19), more Vegas (November 7 & 8) and a multi-night run capping wi th a New Year’s Eve performance at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in wonderful Los Angeles, California (December 19 – 21, 26 – 28 & 31).

And smooth jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair adds several California dates such as September 13 (Palmdale), September 25 (Sacramento), September 26 (Stockton) and September 27 (Fresno).

During the past couple of hours we also updated the touring schedules for No Age, Patrick Sweany, Oneside, Lou Reed, Marty Stuart, Mindless Self Indulgence, Sonny Landreth, White Denim, Head East, Hot Tuna, Jann Klose, Dead Or Alive, Angie Stevens and .

And that’s the way it was as the lunchtime gong sounded here on the west coast. Don’t miss Your Latest Update, coming up around 3 pm (PDT), from!

This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)

In 1973, The Pointer Sisters made their debut at the Troubador Club in Los Angeles.

In 1974, bass guitarist Bill Wyman became the first Rolling Stone to have a solo LP with the release of Monkey Grip.

In 1981, Sex Pistol John Lydon, who used to be known as Johnny Rotten, and his band Public Image Limited were booed and pelted by debris during a performance at a New York club. A dozen people were hurt during the 50-minute performance. The following night’s show was cancelled.

In 1986, Belinda Carlisle, who had just left the Go-Gos, made her Los Angeles debut as a solo artist.

In 1995, singer Scott Weiland of the grunge rock group Stone Temple Pilots was arrested in Pasadena, California for cocaine and heroin possession. Police pulled over Weiland’s car after he made a quick midnight stop at a motel. He was ordered to spend four to six months in a drug treatment centre, forcing cancellation of the group’s tour in the summer of 1996.