News …

Police arrest about 70 concert-goers after Rage Against The Machine concert at Minneapolis’ Target Center – Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Los Angeles man claims KISS bassist Gene Simmons took him for a ride in IndyCar deal – Associated Press

Judge refuses to dismiss driving without-a-license case against Britney SpearsAssociated Press

Jewel’s crew bus involved in accident. Everybody safe. Life marches on – / Associated Press

Tour Economics 101 with All That Remains lead singer Phil Labonte – Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Slash does the ol’ Q&A as only Slash can – Los Angeles Times / Soundboard (registration may be required

Views …

Rage Against The Machine in Minneapolis – “The four band members took the stage clad in orange jumpsuits and black hoods, Guantanamo Bay-style, to the sound of blaring police sirens.” – Pioneer Press

Michael Feinstein in New York City – ” …he came across as a seasoned swing-band vocalist with almost as much visceral clout as Frank Sinatra, to whom he pays tribute on his newest album, The Sinatra Project. – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Bryan Adams (acoustic) in St. Catherines, Ontario – “With only a fabric background that changed colour from lights beamed on it, Adams enthralled his audience for the entire two-hour event.” – St. Catherines Standard

The Black Crowes in Victoria, BC – “It’s still all about the music.” – Times-Colonist /

Boz Scaggs in Regina – “treated 625 music fans to 90 minutes of absolute pleasure.” – Leader-Post /

Newton Faulkner in Perth – “The 22-year-old singer chatted away leisurely last night as he performed songs to a packed crowd at Capitol Nightclub in Perth.” – Sunday Times / Perth Now

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

Merald “Bubba” Knight (Gladys Knight & The Pips) is 66

Ronald LaPread (The Commodores) is 58

Martin Chambers (The Pretenders) is 57

Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) is 48

Richard Wingo (Jagged Edge) is 33

Dan Miller (O-Town) is 28

Beyonce Knowles is 27