News …

R. Kelly jury selection completed – The Chicago Tribune

Fayetteville, North Carolina, venue launches grassroots campaign to “save the rock” – The Fayetteville Observer

DMX pleads “not guilty” to 11 charges, including four felony drug charges and seven misdemeanor animal-cruelty charges – The Arizona Republic

The “Satellite of Love” meets satellite radio as Lou Reed lands Sirius gig – Reuters

Robert Plant talks about working with Alison KraussThe Guardian U.K.

Taylor Hicks heads to Broadway – Associated Press

Views …

The Raconteurs in London – ” … they have gelled as a unit and, on the evidence of this show, acquired the kind of genuine group spirit that could end up moving mountains.” – The Times Online U.K.

Bryan Adams in Ohio – ” … thoroughly entertained a packed Southern Theatre last night with an impressive solo acoustic concert.” – The Columbus Dispatch

Erykah Badu in DC – ” … ciphered her own curious cosmos to spellbinding effect.” – The Washington Post

Hal Ketchum in Albany – “He pulled out a few hits at the right time, like the simple ‘I Know Where Love Lives,’ and the sad ‘I Miss My Mary.'” – Daily Gazette

The Beach Boys in Scotland – ” … could make a blizzard feel sunny and warm with their infectious melodies and ultra-tight vocal harmonies.” – Edinburgh Evening News /

John Tesh in Reading, PA – “Despite all of the formal wear in the audience, the hourlong show felt informal, with Tesh spending nearly half of his time onstage telling often-humorous stories.” – Reading Eagle

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

Billy Cobham is 64

Robert Fripp is 62

Roger Earl (Foghat) is 62Jonathan Richman is 57

Boyd Tinsley (Dave Matthews Band) is 44

Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) is 43

Janet Jackson is 42

Ralph Tresvant is 40

Rick Trevino is 37