News & Views
Upset over posters showing a Sikh girl massaging a man, police arrest 70 Sikhs for vandalizing a MTV office in Mumbai, India – Associated Press
Whomever replaces Scott Weiland in Velvet Revolver, it probably won’t be Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington – MTV
Neil Diamond, Sex Pistols and Led Zeppelin are the big winners in Britain’s Mojo Awards, resulting in the first time anyone has included Neil Diamond, Sex Pistols and Led Zeppelin in the same sentence. – The Guardian U.K.
Amy Winehouse stays in hospital for more tests after Monday’s fainting spell – Reuters
Paul McCartney entertains “Ukraine Girls” and guys as the former Beatle gets back in the former U.S.S.R. – The Times Online U.K.
Playing music was a family affair for Whigs drummer Julian Dorio – The Capital Times
Coldplay does it for free in London – “‘I know there’s been complaints about the ticket price …'” – The Times Online U.K.
Emmylou Harris in Chicago – “Nobody doesn’t like Emmylou.” – The Chicago Tribune
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New York Dolls in Pittsburgh – “From the moment the band hit the stage everyone was up, and what commenced was a loud, sloppy-good rock ‘n’ roll show that couldn’t have been radically different than the ones played 35 years ago.” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Matches in San Francisco – “The Matches have worked the Fillmore more times than any other band. During the vast majority of those occasions, however, the band members were wearing aprons.” – The San Jose Mercury News (registration may be required)
The Flaming Lips at Birmingham, Alabama’s City Stages – “The Lips didn’t just put on a concert, they staged a psychedelic spectacular.” – The Birmingham News
Steely Dan in NYC – ” … still pumping anti-charisma” – The New York Times (registration may be required)
They Say It’s Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)
Barry Manilow is 62
Chris Spedding is 64
Gregg Rolie is 61
Russell Smith (Amazing Rhythm Aces) is 59
Lenny LeBlanc is 57
Kevin Thornton (Color Me Badd) is 39