Link-O-Rama …

“I did not intentionally grab no lady.” Construction worker who was ejected from Tim McGraw concert, says he was only reaching for his fallen hat. – WHAS 11

Rap mogul Suge Knight sells Death Row to Global Music Group for $24 mil – AHN

It’s shaping up to be another successful festival – CBS 2

with unsold tickets for the first time in years. Oh, and there’s some mud, thus contradicting earlier reports that this would be the first time in many years the festival would not be plagued by muck – The Evening Standard U.K.

Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner has seen better years –

Plastic surgeon who worked on Kanye West’s mother before she died popped for DUI in Northern California – Associated Press

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

She’s from New Zealand, she’s gorgeous and she’s a soprano. No, not HBO’s fictional crime family, but singer Hayley Westenra, who has lined up a very serious-looking United Kingdom tour. Stops include Stoke-OnTrent (October 14), Barrow-In-Furness (October 29), Newcastle Upon Tyne (October 30), Southend On Sea (November 25) and Leamington Spa (November 28). Other stops include towns with only one word in their names like Liverpool, Northampton, Birmingham, Manchester and Cardiff.

John Prine heads north to Alaska in August. Newly added dates include Juneau (August 16), Homer (August 19), Fairbanks (August 22) and Anchorage (August 24). Mr. Prine also plays Washington, DC, on October 3.

Nicole Atkins is looking at a busy summer, what with her appearing on Chris Isaak’s tour as well as a few solo dates sandwiched in between. Ms. Atkins newly announced headline dates include Seattle (July 25), Victoria, BC (July 26), Vancouver, BC (July 27) and Baltimore (August 7).

Italian artist Adelmo Fornaciari, otherwise known as Zucchero, lines up a November / December U.K. run. Dates include York (November 25), Glasgow (November 26), Oxford (November 28) and Birmingham (December 3).

During the last couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Spam Allstars, Rancid, Michael McDermott, Maria Muldaur, Jason Ricci & New Blood, Indigo Girls, Eric Sardinas, Drowning Pool, Debbie Davies Band, Candye Kane, Cephas & Wiggins, Chuck Mangione and Blind Melon.

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