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Link-O-Rama …

Looks as if Apple’s iTunes really is America’s #1 music retailer – PC World

Related: Who’s afraid of the iPod / iTunes one-two punch? Not RealNetworks’ Rhapsody – USA Today

Rumor has it that Microsoft wants to hook up its Zune Marketplace to Nokia’s phones – Tech Digest

Foreigner and AARP partner to present “Air Guitar For My Guitar” competition – AARP / EarthTimes.org / press release

Oasis’ Noel Gallagher unleashes his venomous tongue against a new target – Brit tabloids, like The Guardian U.K.

What’s three days of high-definition mud, rain and rock & roll? It’s the Woodstock Ultimate Collector’s Edition on DVD and blu-ray, coming next year to a DVD player near you – DVDtown.com

Tape of early Beatles yuking it up goes for £9,800 (approx. $19,000 U.S.) at auction – The Independent U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Of course they’re bluegrass. After all, would you expect anything different from a band named Greensky Bluegrass? How about new September dates? September 12 puts the band in Grand Rapids, Michigan at The Intersection, September 17 is Cincinnati at The Mad Frog, September 21 is Greensboro at Blandwood Carriage House and September 26 is Nashville at Station Inn. The band also has a couple of new listings for October – October 4 in Thomas, West Virginia, and October 31 in Arcata, California.

David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards updates today with new ones for Germany and the U.S. New Germany listings include October 3 in Lubeck, October 4 in Worpswede, October 6 in Berlin and October 7 in Bonn. New American dates include November 10 in New York at B.B. King’s, November 14 in Rosendale, New York at Rosendale Café and December 6 in Chicago at Buddy Lee’s Legends.

Reverend Horton Heat spreads the rock & roll gospel far and near with new dates for Texas, Colorado, Nevada and California. New listings include October 18 in Dallas at Pegasus Plaza, February 3 in Boulder at Fox Theatre, February 11 at Lake Tahoe at Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa, February 14 in San Francisco at The Fillmore and February 18 in Fresno at the Tower Theatre.

And Patty Larkin updates with a couple of new 2009 dates for the east coast – January 23 in Portland, Maine at New Moon Coffeehouse, and January 24 in Dedham, Massachusetts at New Moon Coffeehouse.

During the last few hours we also updated the schedules for The Breakfast, Talco, Relient K, Pat Wictor, Oakhurst, The Freddy Jones Band, The Oak Ridge Boys, HORSE the band. John Waite, Eek-A-Mouse, Great American Taxi, Henry Butler and Chris Cain.

And that is where it stands as we complete our Wednesday morning operation and cruise into a Hump Day afternoon here at the lovely, 5,412-acre Pollstar.com campus. Don’t miss Your Latest Update, coming up around 3 pm (PDT), from Pollstar.com!