Link-O-Rama …

Former record company exec/artist manager Danny Goldberg says in his memoir that “Courtney Love ruined Nirvana.” – Starpulse

Who you gonna call when there are 221 Brits stranded in Egypt needing a flight home? This sounds like a job for Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson! – Mail On Sunday U.K.

Ben Folds and novelist Nick Hornby plan to write and record an album in only three days – The West Australian / AAP

Will MySpace Music help Amazon MP3 beat iTunes? – CNNMoney / Fortune /

Goth group in Russia arrested on suspicion of murder and cannibalism – The Telegraph U.K.

Tony Clifton is back! And that means a Q&A – The Boston Globe

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Evidently Todd Rundgren spent the weekend building his fall tour routing. Several new dates for The Runtster were dropped on our loading dock today detailing shows for the U.S. and Europe. New listings include Tarrytown, New York, on October 11 at The Tarrytown Music Hall, Knoxville, Tennessee, on October 13 at Bijou Theatre and Asheville, North Carolina, on October 15 at Orange Peel. On the other side of the pond Mr. Rundgren plays Copenhagen on November 9 at Amager Bio, Helsinki on November 10 at House Of Culture, Gothenburg on November 12 at Tradgaarn and Malmo on November 13 at Kulturbolaget.

Punkster Jay Reatard plays North America and the U.K. in November. No. America dates include Columbia, Missouri, on October 11 at Mojo’s, Chicago on October 12 at Double Door, Ottawa on October 17 at Babylon and Philadelphia on October 27 at Johnny Brenda’s. November U.K. dates include Leeds on November 20 at The Faversham, November 24 in London at Old Blue Last, and November 26 in London at The Sazerac.

Tony Bennett lines up several east coast listings for November and December. New November listings include Atlantic City at Caesars Atlantic City on November 6, 7, 21 & 22. November 8 puts the singing legend in Red Bank, New Jersey, at the Count Basie Theatre and on December 14 look for Mr. Bennett in Buffalo, New York, at Center For The Arts.

And Vampire Weekend updates today with several new Euro listings. Included is November 2 in Hamburg at Uebel & Gefahrlich, November 3 in Berlin at Kesselhaus, November 8 in Nantes at Olympic and November 9 in Paris at La Cigale.

During the last couple of hours we also updated the schedules for The Second Grace, The Gourds, The Faint, The Barra MacNeils, The Automatic, Stars, Push Play, Jerry Lewis, Kylie Minogue and Apollo Sunshine.

That’s our story halfway through the Monday adventure. Don’t miss Your Latest Update, posting around 3 pm, Fresno Daylight Time.