News …

Warner Music Group says video game makers aren’t paying enough for music – Reuters

Woman comes for the b-day party, stays for the murder – The New York Times (registration may be required)

It used to be we would buy complete albums and then experience the bands playing individual songs on the concert stage. Now we buy individual songs from online music stores and experience bands playing entire albums on the concert stage. What happened? – Associated Press

Now that’s show biz! After their frontman slashes the tip off of his finger while playing at this past weekend, The Enemy misses only one show and is back in action on Wednesday – BBC News

Early Tito Puente music recovered, featured in box set – New York Daily News

Iron Maiden appeals to fans for help in finding missing guitar – This Is Local London / Press Association

A few minutes with The Black KeysPittsburgh Post-Gazette

Views …

Devo in Australia – “By the time the controversially titled ‘Mongoloid’ came along, off their 1978 first album Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, we had entered a Bizarro world where Metallica had met Ultravox.” – Sunday Times / PerthNow

Earth, Wind & Fire in Allentown, Pennsylvania – “From the moment they took the stage, the 11 men performed like they could have been at a jam session, teenagers rocking out and playing solos for each other on the saxophone, trumpet, drums and guitar as the others looked on appreciatively.” – The Allentown Morning Call

Eddie Vedder in NYC – “His non-Pearl Jam discography is sprinkled all over the place, but to his superfans it is all one entity. They sang along like fire, indulged him when he forgot some lyrics, laughed at his mumbled introductions, cheered when he called out Exxon Mobil.” – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Radiohead in Montreal – ” … visuals were integral to the show. Split-screens flanked each side of the stage and made up the backdrop – the image split into four sections, each showing a different bandmember. An LED light display dazzled in shades of red and blue.” – The Montreal Gazette /

Josh Gracin in Martinsburg, West Virginia – ” … rocked a packed house Wednesday night at the Berkeley County Youth Fair.” – The Martinsburg Journal

KT Tunstall in Schenectady – ” … may have kept a full house waiting at the Empire State Plaza’s Food Festival Wednesday night, but she made it worth the wait.” – Daily Gazette

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

Herb Reed (The Platters) is 80

Magic Slim is 71

Garrison Keillor is 66

B.J. Thomas is 66

Harold Hudson (The Commodores) is 59

Rodney Crowell is 58

Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) is 50

Raul Malo (The Mavericks) is 43