Link-O-Rama …

What do Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown, Duffy, Fergie, Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban, Kid Rock, Lil’ Wayne, Mariah Carey, and Rihanna all have in common? They’re all performers on this year’s “Fashion Rocks” – MarketWatch / PRNewswire / press release

Motley Crue to do it for free on August 1 online concert –

Sure, everybody loves Buddy Guy. But maybe not as much as Chicago loves him – Chicago Sun-Times (registration may be required)

The man who brought The Beatles to Shea Stadium all those years ago apparently is ticked off because no one invited him to Billy Joel’s “Last Play At Shea” event – New York Daily News

Did rapper Rick Ross once work as a prison guard? Rick says no. The Smoking Gun says yes –

Paparazzi arrested near Britney Spears’ home, charged with loitering. Oh, yeah, that’ll teach ’em a lesson – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Anthony Gonzalez’ M83 plots a November plan towards world domination with club dates covering both coasts and the flyover states in between. Dates include November 13 in DC at The Black Cat, November 14 in NYC at Webster Hall, November 19 in Montreal at Studio Juste Pour Rire, November 21 in Chicago at Bottom Lounge, November 28 in San Francisco at “The Fillmore and November 29 in Los Angeles at the Music Box @The Fonda.

The Blasters rock through Nevada and California in the band’s latest tour update. New stops include Sparks, Nevada on August 28 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel/Casino, Oakland on August 29 at Uptown Night Club and San Juan Capistrano on September 13 at The Coach House.

Seems like Buckethead is adding new dates every day. Today’s bucket of stops include Fairfax, California (September 12), St. Pete, Florida (October 23), Orlando, Florida (October 24), Austin, Texas (November 8) and Tempe, Arizona (November 16).

And we have a few new ones for ARS, otherwise known as the Atlanta Rhythm Section. Today’s update includes two shows in Philadelphia (September 19 and 20) and one for Homestead, Florida (November 8). The band also books its New Year’s Eve gig at the Melting Point in Athens, Georgia.

During the last couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Bajofondo Tango Club, Dan Stevens, Liz Phair, Stephen And Other Dummies, Split Lip Rayfield, Supersuckers, The Marshall Tucker Band, Tim Reynolds And TR3, TSOL and .

And that’s how the first half of the day went here at the ol’ Concert Research Center. Check out all the afternoon action in Your Latest Update, coming up around 3 pm (PDT), from!