Link-O-Rama …

Five billion is a lot of downloads. Even for iTunes – CNET

It’s a girl for Jamie Lynn Spears and Casey Aldridge, according to People

Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment closes deal to open not one, but two restaurants in the new Yankee Stadium – Orlando Business Journal

British man’s van stereo costs £20,000 ($39,486 U.S.) and is louder than supersonic jet airliner Concorde. “It’s not always cranked up to full all of the time simply because I can’t sit in there for too long.” – The Argus U.K.

Skid Row lead singer Johnny Solinger talks about his other passion – singing country tunes in Texas honky-tonks – Arkansas Democrat Gazette /

Fall Out Boy drummer starts his own clothing line – KBS Radio

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Circa Survive lead singer Anthony Green does the solo thing in August and September. Playing clubs, clubs and more clubs, dates include August 8 in Detroit at the Shelter; August 19 in San Francisco at Bottom Of The Hill, two nights in Anaheim – August 22 & 23 – at Chain Reaction and September 7 in Baltimore at Ottobar. Other stops include Philadelphia, Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, Dallas, Atlanta, Tampa and NYC.

While we’re talking about lead singers, former vocalist for K’s Choice, Sarah Bettens, updates today with an extensive European run in November and December. New dates include November 11 in Utrecht, Netherlands; November 21 in Sint Niklaas, Belgium; December 5 in Lille, France, and December 22 in Ghent, Belgium.

We have six new dates for Lewis Black that are all in the same city. It’s a multi-night run at New York’s Town Hall, October 10 – 15.

And Elton John updates today with new listings for the Great White North. September is the month for appearances in Saskatoon, SK (September 15); Regina, SK (September 16 & 17) and Winnipeg, MB (September 20).

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Jimmy Burns, Johnny Winter, Jerry Joseph, Jonny Lang, Judas Priest, Kory & The Fireflies, Bang Camaro, Balkan Beat Box, Boston, The High Kings, The Gourds, Trooper, Widespread Panic and Two Hours Traffic.

And there’s still more to come as we move into Thursday afternoon on the Fresno coast. Don’t miss Your Latest Update, coming up around 3 pm (PDT), from!

Yesterday, Once More …

Tom Waits opened his tour in Phoenix this week. Here’s an early video moment of Mr. Waits from the summer of 1977.