Link-O-Rama …

Fifteen of the world’s top female singers gather together in the same studio to record song benefiting cancer research – Chicago Sun-Times

Lily Allen blames EMI for delaying release of her next album – Times Online U.K.

Morrissey pleads with fans not to buy another Smiths compilation – Boston Herald / The Edge

Related: Moz asks fans not to buy new live album issued by Warner Music Group, saying they’d be better off spending their money elsewhere –

Australian authorities concerned that children might stumble on to pornographic files when looking for music on P2P networks –

John Lennon look-alikes line up in Liverpool hoping to snag starring roll in a biopic based on the former Beatle’s early years – Telegraph U.K.

Here’s a guy who really, really loves his iPod. In England a man was stabbed in the butt for refusing to hand over his personal music player – Echo News U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

We have several new U.S. dates for Michael Buble, showing the crooner playing Dayton, Valley Center (Kansas), Fort Worth, Lafayette, Birmingham, Pensacola and Biloxi in October. We’ll have a special item on this shortly, but in the meantime you should take a look at the schedule.

Josh Gracin lines up shows for September, October and November. New on Josh’s travel plans is a stop in Henderson, Tennessee on September 5 at Loyd Auditorium, September 18 in Schaumburg, Illinois at John Barleycorn Bar & Grill, September 19 in Lincoln, Nebraska at Uncle Ron’s and October 3 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at New Mexico State Fairgrounds. Other new stops include Jonesboro, Arkansas on October 10, Marshall, Minnesota on October 23 and Kennesaw, Georgia on November 7.

Slightly Stoopid adds theatre and club shows for October. New ones include october 9 in Bend, Oregon at Midtown Music Hall, October 11 in Spokane, Washington at Knitting Factory Concert House, October 21 in Columbia, Missouri at The Blue Note and October 29 in DC at 9:30 Club.

Martha Wainwright updates with new October / November listings for the U.K. and Europe. New on Ms. Wainwright’s touring calendar is October 8 in Hamburg, October 12 in Stockholm, October 18 in Portsmouth, October 24 in Warwick, October 25 in Bristol and November 3 in Nottingham. The list of cities also includes Malmo, Oslo, Copenhagen, Utrecht, Leuven, Cambridge and London.

And Filter adds dates in the western states. New show listings include September 17 in Reno at The Underground, September 18 in Fresno at The Crossroads, September 20 in Seattle at El Corazon, September 22 in Spokane at Knitting Factory Concert House, September 23 in Portland at Hawthorne Theatre, September 25 in Boise at Knitting Factory and September 27 in Pomona, venue TBA.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Ingram Hill, Grupo Fantasma, Gin Blossoms, Gino Vannelli, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Joe Piscopo, Rehab, Rodney Hayden, Seether, Tagaq and Veruca Salt.

That’s what’s shakin’ at the halfway mark. More dates coming right up in Your Latest Update, scheduled for around 3 pm (PDT), from!