News …

Did David Lee Roth almost die last month? Or are the media reports just plain nuts? – Winnipeg Sun / Sun Media

Less than a week since the first-ever , and a bank wants to foreclose on resort that hosted the event – The Bay City Times /

Are companies offering add-supported free downloads “on the right track?” – CNBC European Business

A day in the life of one of those “band camps” – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Where will tomorrow’s support acts come from? The answer might be OnStage – Wired News / Listening Post

Carla Bruni, France’s First Lady, has an album out. It’s on the Net and it’s free. Need we say more? – The Times Online U.K.

Al Green does the ol’ Q&A – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Views …

Yaz in Los Angeles – “If ever there were a band from the decade with unfinished business to attend to, it’s Yaz.” – The Orange County Register

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in Cincinnati – “Everything was all right” – Cincinnati Enquirer

Mark Knopfler in Edmonton – ” … has every right to blow his own horn, but instead the commendably humble rock icon delivered over an hour and a half worth of music to a sold out crowd at the Jubilee Auditorium last night with an endearingly straightforward and no-nonsense performance.” – Edmonton Journal /

Jonas Brothers in Oklahoma City – “The three brothers stirred up a frenzy of shrieking teens, tweens and pretweens with their mere presence …” – The Oklahoman /

Counting Crows in Liverpool – ” … blitzed through a 90-minute set that began with ‘Omaha’ before tracks like ‘Hard Candy,’ ‘Hanging Tree’ and the psychedelic ‘Recovering the Satellites’ set the scene for arguably the evening’s highlight, ‘Good Time.’ – Liverpool Daily Echo

Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band in Kettering, Ohio – “Between the former Beatle and his six musical cohorts, the assembled group could claim ties to pop-rock, classic rock, hard rock, progressive rock, funk, psychedelic and new wave.” – Dayton Daily News

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

John Tesh is 56

David Ball is 55

Debbie Sledge (Sister Sledge) is 54

Marc Almond (Soft Cell) is 51

Jim Kerr (Simple Minds) is 49

Courtney Love is 44

Frank Bello (Anthrax) is 43

Xavier Muriel (Buckcherry) is 40

Dan Estrin (Hoobastank) is 32

Kiely Williams (3LW) is 22