Link-O-Rama …

Want more ? The BBC has assembled a cool collection of videos, sounds and photos – BBC

Even thought the gates don’t open until Sunday and the first band doesn’t play until the Thursday afterward, fans are already lining up for the The Leader-Post /

British labels see rise in “non-music” sales such as video games, film and TV licensing and advertising – Reuters

Bill Maher and Garry Shandling honor the late, great George Carlin at service – New York Daily News / Associated Press

Luciano Pavarotti’s widow says the family has reached a “friendly agreement” over the late opera singer’s will – Associated Press

“Rock Band 2” to debut exclusively on Xbox 360 – Associated Press

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Sugarland sketches out its fall plans for world domination by announcing an arena tour. New dates include September 20 in Atlantic City at Mark G. Etess Arena; October 2 in Ames, Iowa, at Hilton Coliseum; October 17 in Rochester, New York, at Blue Cross Arena and November 16 in Bossier City, Louisiana, at CentryTel Center.

Wu-Tang Clan founding member GZA/Genius heads out for a series of club engagements in August and September. New dates just posted include Santa Cruz, California, on August 22 at Moe’s Alley; Houston, Texas on September 2 at Warehouse Live; Minneapolis, Minnesota, on September 4 at The Cabooze and Atlantic City, New Jersey, on September 11 at House Of Blues.

British guitarist Adrian Legg slots a December run in the U.S. Dates include Portsmouth, RI, on December 6; Cleveland, OH, on December 9 and St. Louis, MO, on December 18.

And we have a heapin’ helpin’ of new dates for Chris Duarte & Bluestone as we finish up Monday morning and prepare to head into the undiscovered country of today’s afternoon. New show listings include August 17 in Syracuse, NY; August 22 in Thief River Falls, MN; August 30 in Lincoln, NE; and September 13 in Stillwater, OK.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Carlos Mencia, Alabama 3 (A3), Chris Knight, Cut Chemist, Garaj Mahal, Fergie, Jerry Joseph, Kaiser Cartel, Lyfe Jennings, Neuraxis, Sting, Totimoshi and Warren Hill.

And that brings us to the second half of this fine, fine Monday, with more dates to post, more data to crunch and more info to investigate. Don’t miss Your Latest Update, coming up around 3 pm (PDT), from!