Overnight Sensation …

Untold riches, incredible wealth and deliciously wicked merriment await those who read the following two items scheduled for posting within the next 14 hours.

Simon Says – Part II – In part two of Pollstar’s chat with Simon LeBon, we discuss Red Carpet Massacre, the lost Duran Duran album and what the future holds.

Have No Fear, Bullet For My Valentine Is Here – The Welsh rockers hit the road on the with Bleeding Through, Cancer Bats and Black Tide.

Link-O-Rama …

Former R. Kelly employee reluctantly i.d.s her ex-boss and alleged victim on sex tape – The Chicago Tribune

Final exam asks Cambridge University students asked to compare Amy Winehouse’s lyrics with the poetry of Sir Walter Raleigh – Telegraph U.K.

Researchers at Glasgow University identify songs that either cause fights, or sooth the savage pub crawler – The Times Online U.K.

Woolworths to stop selling CD singles in the United Kingdom – BBC / CBBC Newsround

Despite light turnout, Concert 4 A Cure promoters look forward to next year – Tuscaloosa News

Emmy-winning TV music composer Earle Hagen dies at 88. Chances are you hear his music whenever you watch a rerun of the “Andy Griffith Show,” the “Dick Van Dyke Show” or “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.” – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Gonzo rocker Ted Nugent slips a few new dates in before the final deadline – June 18 in Santa Cruz, CA; July 4 in Clarkston, MI; July 20 in Kansas City, MO, July 21 in West Des Moines, IA, July 28 in Boise, ID, August 3 in Waco, TX, August 19 in Hampton Beach, NH, August 20 in Clifton Park, NY, August 23 in Providence, RI, August 29 in Essex Junction, VT, and August 30 in Seven Springs, PA.

Bette Midler announced a new round of Vegas dates today. New shows for the Divine Miss M at the Colosseum At Caesars Palace are for October, November and December.

Eagles update today with a two shows for Chicago (September 24 & 25), plus new dates for Philadelphia (July 14) and Toronto (July 24).

It may be May, but Coldplay is already looking ahead to December. New winter dates for the United Kingdom include December 1 & 2 in Birmingham, December 5 & 6 in Glasgow, December 7 in Sheffield, December 11 & 12 in Manchester, December 14 & 15 in London and December 18 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Madonna, Johnny Winter, Melissa Ferrick, Edwin McCain, The Black Keys, Toad The Wet Sprocket, The Unseen, Liza Minnelli, Tina Turner, Death Cab For Cutie, David Benoit, Shelby Lynne, plus thousands of bands and even more artists, each and every one of them a class act all by themselves. That is, as long as they don’t cause any trouble.

And that’s what it is for Tuesday, May 27, 2008. Thank you for being our companion as we braved the mighty and treacherous waters of the concert industry, and we hope you can join us again tomorrow for another great adventure in concert data. G’night.