News …

Britney Spears gets an MTV award nomination for video of the year. Really? – Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Dave Stewart puts his “other one in Eurythmics” moniker to rest for good – Los Angeles Times

Digital music rights be damned! Denim music rights are the future! – Guardian U.K.

Danny Elfman discusses diverse collaborations and odd inspirations – The Hollywood Reporter

Aussie musicians line up to become part of WolfmotherThe Australian

Lyle Lovett talks about life and music – Houston Chronicle

Views …Low vs. Diamond at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif. – “makes the kind of strong, satisfyingly melodic rock that rarely interests music snobs but can inspire devotion in less imperious folk.” – Los Angeles Times

Thao with the Get Down Stay Down at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom – “no matter what else was happening, this was a country show at heart.” – New York Times

The Faint at Palladium Ballroom in Dallas – “delivered a muscular blend of ravelike electronic beats, heavy-metal chording and punk-rock enthusiasm that had the thousand or so fans on their feet and screaming.” – Dallas Morning News

Jakob Dylan at Lafayette Square in Buffalo, N.Y. – “outran his father’s shadow on Thursday night, while looking eerily like that father in the process.” – The Buffalo News

Rodrigo y Gabriela at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theatre – “provided some captivating moments for this eclectic bunch.” – Miami New Times

The Toadies at the Annex in Madison, Wis. – “attacked that early-to-mid-’90s sound (think Offspring) with newfound gusto.” – The Capital Times

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

Pete York (The Spencer Davis Group) is 66

Jimmy Webb is 62

Joe Jonas (Jonas Brothers) is 19