Overnight Sensation …

You’ll have a much better weekend if you take the time to read the following two items scheduled to post within the next 16 hours. Read them twice and you’ll have an incredible weekend. Three times and …. Well, you’ll have to find out for yourself.

An Extreme Reunion – The self-described “funky metal” band has reunited to release a new album, its first in 13 years, and will embark on a world tour this summer.

Euro Blues Fest Scores Mick Fleetwood’s New Band – The legendary drummer comes full circle with The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band.

Link-O-Rama …

According to a University of Washington study, the RIAA hasn’t limited its bluster to college students. The trade organization has also threatened inanimate objects. Like laser printers – The New York Times / Bits (registration may be required)

Former child soldier raps for peace – Associated Press

Bob Dylan loves talking about his art exhibit – The Times Online U.K.

Wanna know why it took 20 years for Dwight Yoakam to return to the CMA Festival? – Associated Press

Shania Twain reaches out to her fans – “I need some time to heal this broken heart but make no mistake; I will be back and hopefully stronger than ever.” – Shania Twain.com

University of Florida expected to posthumously award an honorary degree to Bo Diddley – Sarasota Herald-Tribune / Associated Press

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

New concert listings for Boy George include July 17 in Reno, July 17 in Tampa, August 13 in Boston, August 21 in Austin and August 22 in Houston.

Muse updates today with dates for Mexico and Argentina. Newly posted listings include July 16 in Monterrey, Mexico and July 18 in Guadalajara. The Argentina date is in Buenos Aires on July 24.

And we have a few new Blind Melon dates – June 25 in Poughkeepsie (New York), July 2 in Birmingham (Alabama) and July 26 in Libertyville (Illinois).

During the day we also updated the schedules for Emmylou Harris, Randy Bachman, The Barra MacNeils, Kathleen Edwards, Donna Jean & The Tricksters, Tift Merritt, Solange Knowles, The Sadies, The Honorary Title, Vertical Horizon, Vicente Fernandez, The Hush Sound, Montgomery Gentry, Circle Jerks, Bo Bice, Buddy Guy, Café Tacuba, Brad Paisley, Backstreet Boys, Ashley MacIsaac, plus all the bands and artists that make this world the second greatest planet in the galaxy for live music.

And that closes another Thursday in the land of concert data. Thank you for visiting us today and we hope you’ll join us tomorrow for another excursion into the wonderful world of tour dates. G’night.