Link-O-Rama …

Obama campaign says new track from supporter Ludacris is offensive to Hilary Clinton, John McCain and President Bush – Associated Press

Preventing “sound bleed” is just one of many problems facing the crew this weekend – The Chicago Tribune

U2 manager Paul McGuinness talks about his “long view.” – Telegraph U.K.

Is producer Ryan Leslie the next Jay-Z? – New York Daily News

Universal launches “lost classics” download site in United Kingdom – Guardian U.K.

Wanna go swimming with your iPod? Now you can –

Guitar Center announces Drum-off ’08 – Businesswire / Guitar Center / press release

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

is the name of this particular outing starring Flogging Molly and featuring Skindred, Street Dogs and Time Again. Set for a fall run through Europe and the United Kingdom, dates include November 2 in Newcastle, November 5 in London, November 11 in Tilburg, November 14 in Oslo and December 4 in Amsterdam. Other cities on the schedule include Glasgow, Dublin, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Munich, Stockholm, Barcelona, Paris, Ghent and Milan.

Widespread Panic provides a major update today as the band delivers new dates for Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Louisiana, Indiana and Wisconsin. Particulars include Austin on October 10 & 11, Memphis on October 15, Tallahassee on October 22, Miami Beach on October 28 & 29 and Milwaukee on November 8 & 9.

Fall Out Boy updates with a few new ones for Europe – October 14 in Cologne, October 15 in Berlin, October 16 in Munich and October 26 in Amsterdam.

And we have several new listings for Three 6 Mafia. New shows include September 3 in West Hollywood at House Of Blues, September 14 in Austin at Stubb’s BBQ and September 27 in Santa Barbara at the University of California.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Adrian Belew, Camille O’Sullivan, CW Stoneking, Joan Osborne, Portugal. The Man, Rachael Sage, The Faint, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Wayne Hoffman, Y & T and The Toasters.

And that’s the first half of the day. Check out the progress on our Thursday afternoon search for tour dates with Your Latest Update, coming up around 3 pm (PDT), from!