News …

Young Jeezy popped for DUI in Atlanta – Associated Press

France to enact “3 strikes” law against illegal downloaders – The Times Online U.K.

Janet Jackson signs deal to develop MTV reality show – Variety

Hotel sues Phil Spector over unpaid bills from when the producer rented four luxury suites during his trial for murder – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Is the iPod Touch history? – TechRadar

Getting up to speed with Katy PerryLos Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Views …

Jimmy Eat World in their hometown of Phoenix – ” … played a blistering 90 minute set that had the mostly 20-somethings and teens in the crowd singing along with every word.” – East Valley Tribune

Randy Travis in Stockton, California – “Backed by a slick-sounding seven-piece band of veteran Nashville cats, the 49-year-old from Marshville, N.C., was relaxed, friendly and funny, lacing the 2008 fair’s opening-night show with corn-pone stories and wry parables.” – Stockton Record

Aimee Mann in Dallas – “It’s refreshing to know some musicians can still soothe a crowd with little more than well-written songs and a sturdy, sharp performance.” – Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Cyndi Lauper, The B-52’s, Rosie O’Donnell – must be the tour in Clearwater, Florida – “In addition to swinging and swaying to Lauper hits such as ‘She Bop,’ ‘Time After Time’ and ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun,’ the nearly full house at Ruth Eckerd Hall rocked to The B-52s and their familiar 1989 ‘Love Shack’ anthem.” – The Tampa Tribune

Jose Gonzalez in Northampton, Massachusetts – “Sitting alone on the dark stage under a red spot light, he opened with a haunting version of ‘Deadweight on Velveteen,’ singing in a hushed, but clear voice and sharply finger-picking his guitar.” – Hartford Courant

Jack Johnson in Clarkston, Michigan – ” … brought out an unusually relaxed vibe to a sold-out DTE Energy Theatre.” – The Detroit News

They Say It’s Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)

Spanky McFarlane (Spanky and Our Gang) is 66

Ann Wilson (Heart) is 58

Doug Stone is 52

Mark DeBarge (DeBarge) is 49

Paula Abdul is 46

Brian Vander Ark (The Verve Pipe) is 44

Brian “Head” Welch is 38