News …

Police stop Snoop Dogg’s tour bus for an alleged expired registration sticker, bust two riders (not Snoop), for marijuana possession. Snoop’s lawyer says registration was up to date – Associated Press

Is there a MySpace / Amazon Mp3 deal in the works? – Fortune /

Bad news for concert fans who like seeing shows at a certain Brooklyn venue. Come next year the McCarren Park Pool will revert to being a public pool – The New York Times (registration may be required)

The Veronicas’ Jess Origliasso comments on photos posted on porn blog site purporting to be her – The Daily Telegraph (Australia)

Seven workers fired after admitting they ran a music piracy ring on computer plant’s computers – The Daily Record U.K.

Is there a secret to recording the perfect Bond theme? – The Times Online U.K.

Views …

Extreme in Boston – ” … the respect and reverence Extreme brings to the music that it loves is part of the group’s ongoing charm.” – The Boston Globe

Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band in Seattle – ” … kicked off their international tour with what might have been a perfect concert Wednesday at Neumo’s on Capitol Hill.” – The Seattle Times

The Pretenders in London – “With her hair in a blunt-cut bob, her feet in high-heeled buckled boots and wearing a white slogan T-shirt slashed low at the neck, Hynde had weathered as well as her hits, much to her male fans’ delight.” – The Times Online U.K.

Toadies in Madison, Wisconsin – ” … rocked a solid show Thursday night at the Annex to a sold-out crowd of 400 fist-pumping fans.” – The Capital Times

Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert in Columbus, Ohio – “The sounds heard last night in the Celeste Center during the Ohio State Fair were not your daddy’s country music, perhaps not even your big brother’s.” – The Columbus Dispatch

Nine Inch Nails in Winnipeg – “When the apocalypse comes, Trent Reznor better get to headline the end of the world concert.” – The Winnipeg Free Press

Steve Miller in Utah – ” … reached deep into his 40-year career and pulled out some surprises and, of course, some expected hits.” – Deseret News

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

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is 77

Robert Cray is 55

Michael Penn is 50

Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) is 49

Chuck D (Public Enemy) is 48

Suzi Gardner (L7) is 48

Coolio is 45

Adam Duritz (Counting Crows) is 44

George Ducas is 42

Ashley Parker Angel (O-Town) is 27