The Closing Bell
Overnight Sensation …
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Everybody Loves G. Love – The alt-hip-hop guru and his band Special Sauce head out for their first headlining amphitheatre tour.
Classical Rock Is A Gas – Flashback – The Classic Rock Experience brings the hits to the masses with help from 14 rock musicans and 11 classical musicians.
Is there a “Guitar Hero: Metallica” in the works – GameSpot
Sean Levert’s widow files wrongful death suit in Cleveland, charges county officials showed disregard for this medical needs – Associated Press
Courtney says someone stole Kurt’s ashes – The Guardian U.K.
Radiohead finally lands on iTunes, leaving The Beatles as the last remaining major Brit band holding out from Steve Jobs – BBC
Have you heard the latest Elvis record to be released? It just came out today – UPI
Catching up with Johnny Rotten – “I’m fat, I’m 50 and I’m back” – The Telegraph U.K.
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Blue Highway updates today, releasing dates as far into the future as next June. Gigs include July 11 in Kent, Ohio; August 2 in Walhalla, South Carolina; September 7 in Knoxville, Tennessee; October 9 in Whitesburg, Kentucky; February 21 & 22, 2009 in Tacoma, Washington; March 1 in Potter Valley, California; and June 12 in Duffield, Virginia.
Chick Corea and John McLaughlin will play some shows together next year. Like March 21 in Berkeley, California; April 4 in Ann Arbor, Michigan and April 7 in Urbana, Illinois.
Michael Martin Murphey is a very busy man this year. But then, the artist is busy almost every year. This year’s routing shows him touching down in La Veta, Colorado, in July (17 – 18 and August 1 – 2, 8 – 9 & 15 – 16). Other stops include Salinas, California, on July 13; Red River, New Mexico, on July 31; Enterpirse, Oregon, on August 22; Wheeling, West Virginia, on September 25; Austin, Texas, on December 9 and Roswell, New Mexico, on December 21. Mr. Murphey is also playing Stockmen’s Hotel / Casino in Elko, Nevada, January 29 – 31.
And the honors of having the last update of the day goes to J.D. Crowe & The New South. New dates include August 3 in Hyden, Kentucky; August 8 in South Park, Pennsylvania, August 15 in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania; and February 28, 2009 in Lenoir, North Carolina.
During the day we updated the schedules for Sarah Brightman, Dave Attell, Madonna, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Paul Weller, Chuck Ragan, Less Than Jake, Janet Jackson, The Acacia Strain, New Kids On The Block, The Futureheads, Coldplay, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Elf Power, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, The Black Crowes, The Romantics, MGMT, Poco, plus all the artists and bands that are true humanitarians and philanthropists. Plus one or two who horde all their money and hate everyone they know.
Thank you for spending your time with us today. We’ll be back tomorrow as we continue our quest to spread concert information throughout the world. G’night.