News …

Mole defense leaves its mark on R. Kelly trial – Associated Press

Neil Young’s wonderful, amazing, fantastic electric car – Associated Press

Who are the greatest bass players of all time? Jack Bruce is more than happy to tell you – The Times Online U.K.

Rare Beatles album shows up in auction – Glasgow Daily Record

A few minutes with Jackie GreeneLos Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Indian music company sues Yahoo for infringing copyrights – PC World

Views …

Paul McCartney in Liverpool – “Within seconds of his arrival in a collarless suit, it was clear that McCartney would be dusting down a few songs that hadn’t featured in his set for a long time.” – The Times Online U.K.

Stone Temple Pilots in New England – “delivered the goods miraculously well to a nearly packed Tweeter Center last night, headlining this year’s .” – Boston Herald

The Raconteurs in NYC – “On Friday at Terminal 5, the first of a sold-out, three-night stand that ended Sunday, nearly every time Mr. White’s turn came for a guitar solo, he turned himself inside-out.” – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Tim McGraw in Oklahoma City – ” … successfully mixed elements of country, rock and pop sounds that kept a rowdy crowd on its feet.” – The Oklahoman

Flight Of The Conchords in Los Angeles – “Their specialty is musical parody and absurdity to the point of surrealism.” – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

KC & The Sunshine Band in Fayetteville – “There was a big build-up to KC’s arrival on stage, with frenetic strobe lights. Then, he landed behind the keyboard at center stage to launch the show with the very fitting “(Shake, Shake, Shake ) Shake Your Booty.” That’s what the crowd did the rest of the night.” – Arkansas Democrat Gazette

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

Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones) is 67

Marvin Hamlisch is 64

Dana Carvey is 53

Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet) is 48

B-Real (Cypress Hill) is 38

Tim Rice-Oxley (Keane) is 32

Fabrizio Moretti (The Strokes) is 28

Dan Cahoon (Marshall Dyllon) is 25