News …

Ron Wood back home with the Missus – “Each time Ronnie falls off the wagon it gets worse,” says Jo Wood – The Times Online U.K.

Personal possessions that once belonged to the Godfather of Soul will be going, going, gone as judge gives go-ahead for James Brown auction to start Thursday – The New York Times(registration may be required)

In the war against online music pirates, could the recording industry learn a thing or two from the Spam Wars? – The Guardian U.K.

Say bye bye – One of the oldest indoor arenas in the U.S. – Philly’s Spectrum – will close at the end of the 2008 – 2009 hockey and soccer seasons and then be demolished – Delaware County Daily Times

Quebec court orders torrent-site shutdown –

Former Village People lead singer Victor Willis leaves hospital after vocal chord surgery – Associated Press

Views …

Bon Jovi at NYC’s MSG – “This was Bon Jovi Nation, an extended family of fans who wanted to hear the hits.” – Asbury Park Press

Ray Davies in Calgary – ” … an unforgettable two-man acoustic set that included many of the most celebrated tunes of his more than 40-year career, along with a handful of rare gems and songs from his acclaimed solo albums.” – Calgary Herald /

Juan Luis Guerra in Orlando – ” … has been dispensing his rhythmically driven hybrid of merengue, bachata, salsa and Latin pop for decades and that experience was evident as he ushered his band through roughly two dozen songs.” – Orlando Sentinel

50 Cent in Edmonton – “Fiddy showed up grinning and in one heck of a happy mood, offering some of his best to fans who couldn’t have asked for anything more …” – Edmonton Journal /

McFly in London – ” … the adults looked almost as impressed as the screaming teens.” – The Times Online U.K.

Bill Wyman & The Rhythm Kings in Liverpool – “Wyman, as ever, stuck to the shadows through a rip-snorting set list, only stepping into the limelight to introduce the lone Stones song, ‘Honky Tonk Women.'” – Liverpool Daily Post

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

Millie Jackson is 64

Peter Lewis (Moby Grape) is 63

Linda Ronstadt is 62

Artimus Pyle is 60

Marky Ramone (The Ramones) is 52

Joe Satriani is 52

Jason Bonham is 42

Stokley (Mint Condition) is 41

John Dolmayan (System Of A Down, Scars On Broadway) is 36

Jim Jones is 32

Ray Toro (My Chemical Romance) is 31

Kia Thornton (Divine) is 27