News …

Kodak moments from last night’s VMAs – Los Angeles Times / The Envelope (registration may be required)

When fans attack – Man attacks Oasis onstage during Virgin Festival – The National Post / The Ampersand

Wanna know how to confuse people? Switch an all-ages show to 18-and-over 48 hours before show time – ABC News Australia

KT Tunstall marries her drummer on the Isle of Skye – The Glasgow Sunday Mail U.K.

Wanna read an excerpt from the upcoming book about The Clash? Sure you do – The Times Online U.K.

The current state of TV On The RadioThe New York Times (registration may be required)

Views …

Cheech & Chong in Toronto – ” … the audience interaction actually made things funnier, as fans called out their favourite lines.” – Toronto Sun

My Morning Jacket in Boston – ” … provided ample respite from Hurricane Hannah.” – Boston Herald / The Edge

Chris Botti in Muncie, Indiana – “There aren’t many horn players who can do what he does best – mine high-risk notes at the summit of the scale.” – The Muncie Star Press

Santana in Vancouver – “”Jingo,” with most of his 10-man band playing percussion, started the evening with Carlos Santana appearing frisky as he stepped gleefully to the music.” – The Vancouver Province /

Journey in Ohio – “Steve who?” – The Plain Dealer

Bob Dylan in Santa Monica – ” He starts each night with the same array of colors at his disposal, but applies and combines them with inspiration of the moment and lets the emerging moods and images guide each creation to its unique conclusion.” – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

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

Sal Valentino of (Beau Brummels) is 66

Aimee Mann is 48

David Steele (Fine Young Cannibals) is 48

Marc Gordon (Levert) is 44

Neko Case is 38

Richard Hughes (Keane) is 33