Amy Winehouse has emphysema, according to dad – Sunday Mirror U.K.

Are The Beatles coming to a video game near you? – Financial Times

Shirley Bassey undergoes emergency stomach surgery, pulls out of The Times Online U.K.

Lack of sponsorship forces Leonard Cohen to cancel Israel appearance – Ynet News

Jim Corrs says he would enter politics to save everyone from Freemasons and global tyranny. The Corrs guitartist also worries about genetically modified food and implanting people with microchips – Belfast Telegraph

Celine Dion’s version of AC/DC classic “worse cover song … ever!” – Total Guitar Magazine

Views …

The Cure in New York – “The magnificent interior and sound of Radio City Music Hall gave it all a glorious feeling, as the longtime kings of gloom played a masterful set in front of thousands dressed in their blackest attire.” – New York Press

Brooks & Dunn in Hartford, CT – “Saturday night, the resilient twosome brought a hatful of hits to the Dodge Music Center in Hartford for a show as energetic as it was economical.” – The Hartford Courant

Al Green in Rochester, NY – “There is still one truly great soul singer on the planet. He’s Al Green, and nobody even comes close.” – Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss in Denver – “And the 9,000 or so fans who witnessed it were in heaven.” – Rocky Mountain News

Billy Joel in Virginia Beach – “He seemed to feed off the energy and reciprocated with passion in both his vocal performance and fingerwork on the keyboard.” – The Virginian-Pilot

The Hot Club Of Cowtown in Lexington, KY – “From the barnyard swing of Cherokee Shuffle to the more summery stride adopted by fiddler Elana James for ‘Deed I Do,’ the trio from Austin, Texas, displayed a rustic string sound that was refreshingly free of retro dressing.” – Lexington Herald-Leader

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

Diana Trask is 68

Rosetta Hightower (The Orlons) is 64

Randy Jackson is 52

Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) is 46

Chico DeBarge is 38

KT Tunstall is 33

Jason Mraz is 31

Duffy is 24