Link-O-Rama …

Aerosmith has played there. Also Bon Jovi and Justin Timberlake. Is Dubai (United Arab Emirates) the next music mecca? – Associated Press

Three legendary days of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll immortalized in Woodstock museum – AFP

Liverpool Culture Company to offer refunds on 10 percent of tickets sold for Paul McCartney concert after concert goers complain that high-priced ducats placed them in the same section as lower-priced seats – Liverpool Daily Post

Related … Speaking of Sir Paul / Doctor McCartney; Somebody should tell Macca that dating is often the first step towards divorce – Daily Mail U.K.

Longtime New York City radio deejay auctioning off collection of music and memorabilia – New York Daily News

Submitted for your approval – 10 really odd concert riders – The Mirror U.K.

Book featuring stories inspired by the Dave Matthews Band hits store shelves – Rumpus Media / PRNewswire / press release

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Singer / songwriter Gavin DeGraw lines up a series of theatre and club dates for the summer. Gavin’s revised schedule now lists the artist appearing in Minneapolis at Epic on July 1; Pittsburgh at Club Zoo on July 9; Cincinnnati at Bogart’s on July 16 and Houston at Warehouse Live on July 27. Other cities added to the schedule include Eureka (Mississippi), Joliet (Illinois), Johnson City (New York), Allentown (Pennsylvania), Indianapolis (Indiana), El Paso (Texas), San Antonio (Texas), Dallas (Texas), New Orleans (Louisiana) and Austell (Georgia).

It’s clubs and theatres for Puddle Of Mudd this summer. Newly added listings include stops in Kearney, Nebraska (July 14), Chicago, Illinois (July 21), Bismarck, North Dakota (July 29) and Boise, Idaho (August 5).

Juliette & The Licks add a July 4 show in Bareclona today. Other new gigs include July 13 in Zagreb, Croatia; July 14 in Murter, Croatia; and July 17 in Sordevolo, Italy.

The Neville Brothers head to Japan in October. Dates include October 26 in Osaka, October 27 in Nagoya and October 28 & 29 in Tokyo.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for The Hot Club Of Cowtown, Band Of Horses, Bedlight For Blue Eyes, Del Castillo, Elton John, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, Guy Forsyth, Patrice Pike, New Kids On The Block, Ryan Cabrera, Son De Madera and Vagabond Opera.

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This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)

In 1942, Bing Crosby recorded what remains the world’s biggest-selling record according to the Guiness Book of Records – “White Christmas.” It’s estimated to have sold more than 50 million copies as a single, and if you count all versions of the song including on albums, it’s a 100 million seller. “White Christmas” was written by Irving Berlin, and was featured in the films “Holiday Inn” and “White Christmas.” In 1974, Crosby’s version was among the first eight records named to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ Hall of Fame.

In 1992, Procol Harum and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra got together for the first of two reunion concerts. Twenty-one years earlier, the British rock group and the orchestra performed a legendary show that resulted in a million-selling album and a hit single, “Conquistador.”

In 1995, a guard at Madonna’s Los Angeles mansion shot and wounded an intruder who was carrying a wooden heart that read – “Love to my wife, Madonna.” Police said 37-year-old Robert Dewey Hoskins had earlier threatened either to marry or kill the pop star. Hoskins was sentenced to 10 years for stalking, assault and making terrorist threats.

In 1998, country star Shania Twain opened her long-awaited first concert tour in Sudbury, one of several Ontario communities where she spent her youth. She had sold 12 million copies of her 1993 debut album, The Woman in Me, and had just released her second, Come on Over.