News …

Apple wants more mobile music from labels. Labels want more concessions from Apple – The New York Times / Bits (registration may be required)

Austrians protest plan to turn “Sound of Music’s” von Trapp family home into a hotel – USA Today / Associated Press

Have you ever wondered what it’s like for bands just starting out? “The Hermans: Stalking America” tells you everything you need to know – The Lantern

Police stress dangers of wearing headphones in public after helicopter falls on pedestrian – The Sudbury Star

Martha Wainwright on recording with friends, family – The Birmingham Post U.K.

A few minutes with Death Cab For CutieThe New York Times (registration may be required)

Views …

Stone Temple Pilots in Columbus, Ohio – “If ‘Big Empty’ opened the set lazily with a blues cast, Weiland, who has battled substance abuse, looked and sounded terrific, singing like a hard-rock David Bowie in a big fedora, fine suit and giant striped tie.” – The Columbus Dispatch

in Los Angeles – “Metallica reigns supreme …” – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Radiohead in Dallas – “There were no spotlights. No explosions. No fist-raising anthems. Just two hours of moody, minor-chord art-rock delivered with utmost precision.” – The Dallas Morning News

’80s music tour in Newcastle – “If memories are made of this, the Here & Now tours are fond, sweet memories indeed.” – Evening Chronicle U.K.

Kanye West in Scranton, Pennsylvania – “The curtain dropped on a stage elaborately decked out to convey an outer space motif, with a big screen flashing images right out of ‘Star Wars.'” – The Citizens Voice

Mavis Staples in Boston – “All it takes is one show to remind you of just how good she is …” – The Boston Globe

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

Pete Townshend is 63

Tom Scott is 60

Dusty Hill (ZZ Top) is 59

Grace Jones is 56

Danny Elfman is 55

Phil Rudd (AC/DC) is 54

Martyn Ware (The Human League, Heaven 17) is 52

Guitarist Iain Harvie (Del Amitri) is 46

Yvette “Corvette” Marine (Mary Jane Girls) is 43

Jenny Berggren (Ace of Base) is 36