The trials and tribulations of EMI. Can this label be saved? – Bloomberg
First six albums by Creedence Clearwater Revival to be reissued with bonus tracks and new liner notes – Reuters
The watcher may become part of the story as Court TV video of first Phil Spector murder trial might be admitted as evidence in second Phil Spector murder trial – ABA Journal
Jack Johnson and his “green” machine – CNN
Looking for the ultimate tent for that next big music festival? – The Times Online U.K.
Wanna sue Google / YouTube for copyright infringement? You’ll have to get in line behind Italian company Mediaset, which filed papers this week – Daily Mail U.K.
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
The three words we never thought we’d see in relation to a new tour has to be Cheech And Chong. Yes, the comedy duo from the smokin’ ’70s is back and they have a tour slotted to run from September 12 in Philadelphia through December 20 in Denver. Other cities on the tour include Washington, Detroit, Westbury, Chicago, Seattle, San Jose, and just about every place you’d expect a high-profile outing such as this to land. The dates are uploading to our servers as you read this and will appear online very, very soon. We’ll also have a special item on this tour very shortly. So don’t go away!
Keller Williams updates today with a slew of November dates for the U.S. west coast. Keller’s new California gigs include November 5 in San Juan Capistrano at The Coach House, November 6 in Solana Beach at Belly Up Tavern, November 9 in San Francisco at The Fillmore and November 11 in Eureka at Eureka Theatre. Other west coast dates include Eugene, Oregon on November 13 and Portland, Oregon on November 14.
We just posted lots of new dates for Tom Russell, including a swing through the United Kingdom and Ireland in october and more U.S. gigs in November and December. This is one of those tours that you just can’t summarize by listing a few dates. Better to look at the complete schedule.
And we have new listings for Hal Ketchum! Mr. Ketchum’s latest additions include September 12 in Lewiston, Idaho at Boomers Garden, September 16 in Nashville at Billy Block’s, September 27 in Colorado Springs at Black Sheep and December 6 in Sparks, Nevada at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel/Casino.
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Headpins, Iron & Wine, Gabriella Cilmi, GZA/Genius, Ben Folds, Blue Rodeo, Mad Happy, Marc Broussard, Mark Schultz, Live, Koufax, New Model Army, Ryan McGarvey, Tilly and the Wall and White Lion.
And that’s your midday briefing as we head into Wednesday afternoon sifting through the mountain of data that just arrived via fax, e-mail, snail-mail and flag semaphore. Don’t miss Your Latest Update, coming up around 3 pm (PDT), from Pollstar.com!