News …

Google launches free, ad-supported music search in China – CNET /

Central Michigan University orders contractor working for RIAA to “”cease and desist all investigation activities concerning Michigan individuals.” – BusinessWeek

Sarah Brightman and Liu Huan to sing Olympics opening ceremony – Reuters

Snoop Dogg goes to Bollywood – Associated Press

Going to Milwaukee? Don’t miss the “Les Paul’s House of Sound ” exhibit at Discovery World @ Pier Wisconsin – USA Today / Associated Press

Australian music star Reg Lindsay passes. He was 79 – The Daily Telegraph

Views …

Duffy in Boston – ” … Welsh singer-songwriter Aimee Duffy doesn’t really warrant comparisons to anyone else; musically, she’s about as distinctive as they come.” – Boston Herald / The Edge

Radiohead in Ohio – “Playing to a sold-out crowd made up mostly of 18- to 20-somethings with a healthy dollop of young teens and hip folks over 40, Radiohead hit most of its musical hot spots, from the electronica-laced “Idioteque” to the lovely floating melodies of “Exit Music (For A Film).” – Akron Beacon Journal /

Bryan Adams in St. Louis – “Adams packed enthusiastic fans – sometimes a bit too enthusiastic – into the intimate Sheldon for a great night of music and insight.” – St. Louis Post-Dispatch /

Dolly Parton in Sacramento – “During a two-hour set that mined hits from the span of her 40-year-plus career, Parton covered everything from classic country and bluegrass to pop, gospel and even dance.” – The Sacramento Bee

Zappa Plays Zappa plays Albany – “After one batch of instrumental tunes that began with the majestic ‘Peaches en Regalia,’ Zappa simply shook his head and said, ‘It’s hard to believe that one man wrote all of that music.'” – Albany Times Union

Feist in Vancouver – “Feist’s gorgeously lilting voice and her quirky love songs sound like they were meant to be heard under an open sky, with the sliver of a moon hanging above the stage, and a glassy lake dotted with floating canoes behind.” – The Vancouver Sun

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

Charlie Haden is 71

Singer Pat MacDonald (Timbuk 3) is 56

Randy DeBarge (DeBarge) is 50

Peggy and Patsy Lynn (The Lynns) are 44

Lisa Stewart is 40

Geri Halliwell is 36

Travis McCoy (Gym Class Heroes) is 27

Eric Roberts (Gym Class Heroes) is 24