News …

Management and accounting firm sues Courtney Love saying it didn’t get paid for Nirvana catalog sale – Associated Press

Foreigner’s Mick Jones says new material is on the way – Associated Press

Growth on a kidney removed from Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor / music director James Levine turns out to be malignant – The Boston Herald / Associated Press

Looking for something fun? How about a slide show depicting controversial albums? – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Randy Travis talks about Randy TravisNew York Post

A few minutes with Chaka KhanThe Mirror U.K.

Views …

Kenny Chesney in Canandaigua, New York – “The 40-year-old mined his ever-widening catalog, 12 years deep now. And the crowd stayed on its feet for all 25 songs. He started with ‘Live Those Songs,’ and the crowd was ready for a big party.” – The Post-Standard

Crosby, Stills & Nash in Montreal – ” … There’s a core within the core – and that is the seamless, telepathic and note-perfect harmonies of Crosby and Nash.” – The Montreal Gazette

George Michael in NYC – “The prodigal pop star was back where he belonged – on the stage of Madison Square Garden – Monday night.” – The Star-Ledger

Michael McDonald in Lewiston, New York – ” … brought a set of Motown favorites and R&B originals to an enthusiastic audience Tuesday night at Artpark.” – The Buffalo News

The Apples In Stereo in Iowa City – ” … bounced through a 75-minute set of bright and sunny power-pop, the kind of high-energy music that could bring a smile to the face of even the most jaded music fan.” – The Gazette Online

Michael Buble in Cardiff – “The singer answered questions, took song requests and even indulged in a quick meet-and-greet session, which landed him a lusty bum pinch from one fan.” – South Wales Echo

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

Tony Joe White is 65

David Essex is 61

John Hall (Orleans) is 60

Blair Thornton () is 58

Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) is 47

Yuval Gabay (Soul Coughing) is 45

Slash (Velvet Revolver) is 43

Sam Watters (Color Me Badd) is 38

Dalvin DeGrate (Jodeci) is 37

Alison Krauss is 37

Shannon Brown is 35

Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child) is 28