Link-O-Rama …

Family disagrees among themselves as to whether the girl in the R. Kelly sex video is their relative – Associated Press

Johnny Rotten’s former assistant claims the Sex Pistols’ frontman punched her – UPI

Wanna eat dinner with Paul McCartney? You can munch with Macca online tonight. Just don’t order veal – The Guardian U.K.

It took 46 years, but George Jones is finally getting his stolen guitar back – Associated Press

Will digital orchestras put the real thing out of business? – The New York Times / Pogue’s Posts (registration may be required)

Kenny G does the ol’ Q&A – The Hook

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

in Glasgow, Scotland, takes place all through August in various venues. We just posted the day-by-day lineup featuring bands and artists like Drive-By Truckers, Melee, Shout Out Louds, Kristin Hersh, LostProphets, Xavier Rudd. Michael Franti & Spearhead, OneRepublic, Dizzee Rascal, Pendulum, Kate Nash and Stephen Lynch.

Randy Bachman is doing the solo thing. New dates for the man who gave the world “Takin’ Care Of Business” and “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” include July 2 in Alexandria, VA, at The Birchmere, and July 4 in Pennsauken, NJ, at Cooper River Park.

And we have a few new U.K. dates for Emmylou Harris – September 9 in Glasgow; September 10 in Newcastle, September 13 in Manchester and September 14 in London.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Kathleen Edwards, Donna Jean & the Tricksters, Diahann Carroll, Doc Walker, Hamilton Loomis, Hurt, Jah Roots, Janet Jackson, Michael Bolton, Nick Gilder, Nanci Griffith, Telluride, The Trews, Vast Void, Tift Merritt and The Barra MacNeils.

And that’s where it’s at as we move into the second half of our journey through today’s concert data. Don’t miss Your Latest Update, coming up around 3 pm (PDT), from!

This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)

In 1956, Elvis Presley made his second appearance on “The Milton Berle Show.” His hip-twitching gyrations during his performance of “Hound Dog” provoked howls of outrage. When Presley later appeared on Ed Sullivan’s show, he was shown only from the waist up.

In 1964, David Bowie, under his real surname Jones, released his first record, “Liza Jane.” It was not a hit.

In 1971, tickets went on sale for a Grand Funk Railroad concert at Shea Stadium in New York. All were sold within 72 hours, and the concert grossed more than $300,000. That was about two-thousand more than the Beatles’ 1965 Shea concert.

In 1974, Sly Stone married Kathy Silva on stage during a Sly and the Family Stone concert at Madison Square Garden in New York.

In 1997, Oasis songwriter Noel Gallagher married girlfriend Meg Matthews in a private ceremony in Las Vegas.