Link-O-Rama …

Not all local residents are thrilled with having the new in their backyards – Muskegon Chronicle /

Remember that rant Courtney Love posted on her MySpace page a couple of days ago? The one accusing people of ripping her off and generally making her life miserable? She’s apologized – MySpace/CourtneyLove

Judge orders Google to give Viacom YouTube user histories. Now Sumner Redstone will know how many times you watched that kid pretend he was a Jedi Knight – PC Magazine

Virgin Media sends “warning” letters to people suspected of illicitly sharing music. You gotta admit, it’s better than being hit with one of those “settle now or else” messages from the RIAA – CNN

Yet more ammo for the vinyl vs CD debate as the folks at Popular Science come out in favor of CDs – Popular Science

Mark Ronson might be in a spot of trouble for violating anti-smoking regs. Scene of the crime? His performance at the Wakestock Festival when the music producer / artist lit up onstage – The Mirror U.K.

“The world has lost enough mystery as it is – we need our fortunetellers,” says Bruce Springsteen as he reminiscences about Madame Marie, who passed away earlier this week and was immortalized in Springsteen’s “4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)” –

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Let’s start with B.B. King. Several new listings for August, September, October and November were dropped off next to our delivery entrance. Details include August 9 in Newport News (Virginia), September 21 in Huntsville (Alabama), October 3 in Joliet (Illinois) and November 29 in Atlantic City (New Jersey).

The Honorary Title adds a few August listings. Catch ’em in Lubbock, TX, on August 8, Philly on August 17, Providence, RI, on August 18 and Cambridge, MA, on August 19.

Chiodos adds a few U.S. stops for August and Mexico dates for November. New U.S. stops include Syracuse (New York) on August 10, Rockford (Illinois) on August 16 and Memphis on August 31. Mexico engagements include Monterrey on November 21 and Mexico City on November 22 & 23.

Canadian singer / songwriter Derek Miller plays it on both sides of the border. Like Buffalo, New York, on August 23, Thompson, Manitoba, on September 13 and Toronto on October 18 and November 21.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for George Fox, Down With Webster, Grace Buford, Aaron Lines, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Pavlo, Terror, Tower Of Power, The Trews, William Joseph and Zaki.

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