But before we do, here are some interesting clips about Alicia Keys, The B-52’s, Beatles fans, Seattle nightclubs and people with too much time on their hands and some touring news about Nine Inch Nails, Van Morrison, The Walkmen, and Chris Isaak to tide you over until dinner.

Overnight Sensation …

We confess, not everyone gets to leave this afternoon. We’re locking the new guy in his office all weekend to finish these stories so you won’t go through withdrawal over the weekend:

No Whistling Dixie HereElvis Costello and The Imposters, The Roots and Broken Social Scene are just a few of the acts on tap for the in British Columbia.

River Cruises Rock NYC – The popular Rockin’ The River Cruises concert series returns for its 13th year.

Festivals Ready To Get Down – The many incarnations of the Download Festival are getting their lineups in place and are ready to party.

Blues By The BayChuck Berry and Sly and The Family Stone headline the as it settles into a new home.

Rev Theory Gears Up – The band hits the road in support of its latest, Light It Up.

Pasadena’s Free FestThe Raveonettes, Kinky, Dengue Fever and Nortec Collective head an eclectic lineup for the free festival in California.

Old 97’s Are No Wreck – The band is out beating the pavement behind its long-awaited album, Blame It On Gravity.

Link-O-Rama …

Alicia Keys returns from an African trek with a new outlook on life. – The Boston Globe

Keith Strickland of The B-52’s discusses burnout, recording a new album and a surprising influence on the band. – Detroit Free Press

Beatles fans follow the long and winding road – to Vegas? – Las Vegas Sun

Who says party people are shallow? A dozen Seattle nightclubs join forces to help the homeless. – The Seattle Times

Got some time to kill? Why not try guessing which album cover readers of The Guardian recreated in MS Paint?

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

As Nine Inch Nails hammers out its touring lineup (sorry, couldn’t resist), dates continue to pop up on its scheduled.

Van Morrison hits North America this summer for a week of dates, with stops including Toronto, Detroit and Atlantic City, N.J.

New York indie rockers The Walkmen schedule a couple of hometown shows, as well as a West Coast run that will stop in West Hollywood, Ca., Portland, Ore., and Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia.

Chris Isaak shows the love for his East Coast fans, adding stops in Bridgeport, Conn.; Knoxville, Tenn.; three Florida cities and Greenville, S.C.

That wraps up another day here at Pollstar‘s secret headquarters filled with updates for The Police, Judas Priest, Anthony Gomes, Team Robespierre, , Collective Soul, Blues Traveler, Brothers of the Baladi, Mike Gordon, Live and millions of others.

Okay maybe not millions, but it was a whole bunch! And we’ll be back to do it all over again bright and early Monday morning. Now put your new knowledge to good use and get out there and listen to some live music!