Overnight Sensation …

We have three items scheduled to post within the next 16 hours instead of the usual two. It’s surprising what the crack of a good whip can accomplish.

Here’s To Good Times – Country superstar Alan Jackson has invited Trace Adkins to join him on the road for his fall tour of North America.

Dancing In The Streets? – Fans of ABC dance competition “So You Think You Can Dance?” will get a chance to see their favorite contestants live this fall when the show hits the road.

Bell X1 Sees Stars – Irish import and recent Pollstar Hotstar Bell X1 has lined up a fall outing with Canadian indie popsters Stars.

Link-O-Rama …

Not everybody is happy with Paul McCartney to playing Quebec City in celebration of the city’s 400-year anniversary – The Canadian Press

European Union wants to extend copyrights by 50 years. This means Cliff Richard could collect royalties on his first hit up until he’s 113 – The Times Online U.K.

Guitar once owned and burned by Jimi Hendrix to be auctioned in London – Reuters

Wanna tell your iPod what to do? All it takes is $159 and a little gizmo called Muso – Electronic House

Presenting the top 13 tips for knowing you’re at a metal show – Riverfront Times

Johnny Depp based his Captain Jack Sparrow portrayal in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” motion picture series on Keith Richards, and Heath Ledger supposedly looked to the Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten for inspiration for playing The Joker in Batman flick “The Dark Knight.” But are there other movie portrayals based on music artists? – The Brisbane Times

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Perennial Brit boy-band McFly update with their late fall run of shows for Ireland and the U.K. New dates include November 7 in Sheffield at Sheffield Arena, November 10 in Belfast at Odyssey Arena, November 11 in Dublin at RDS Main Hall, November 19 in Cardiff at Cardiff International Arena, November 25 in Glasgow at S.E.C.C. and November 27 in London at Wembley Arena.

Motorhead soups up its itinerary with U.S. additions for September and Europe shows for November and December. On this side of the pond newly posted dates include September 6 in Denver, September 19 in Philadelphia, September 20 in New York and September 21 in Asbury Park. Places and dates over there include November 24 in Tilburg, Netherlands, December 9 in Copenhagen, Denmark, December 13 in Stockholm, Sweden, and December 16 in Helsinki, Finland.

Reggae band John Brown’s Body fills up its fall road plans with several new dates. Playing mostly clubs and theatres, stops include September 27 in San Francisco, October 7 in Flagstaff, October 16 inVail, November 6 in New York and November 11 in Richmond.

And we close out today with a few new listings for Stars – September 22 in Columbus, Ohio at Milo Elektric; September 23 in Newport, Kentucky at Southgate House and October 10 in Bellingham, Washington at Western Washington University.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Centro-Matic, Joan As Police Woman, Streetlight Manifesto, The Walkmen, Alan Jackson, Kings Of Leon, Toadies, Sam Sparro, Joe Satriani, Todd Wolfe, The Derek Trucks Band, Candlebox, People In Planes, The New Year, The Gay Blades, Jeremy Horn, New Kids On The Block, plus more artists and bands than we can possibly mention in this space. No matter how fast we type.

And that’s a wrap for Wednesday, July 16, 2008. Thank you for visiting our little corner of the Web today and we hope you can visit again tomorrow. And maybe even buy us lunch. G’night.