News …

Billy Joe Shaver indicted on felony charges for alleged role in 2007 barroom shooting – The Dallas Morning News / Associated Press

It has yet to launch, but MySpace Music is already raising antitrust issues – The Register U.K.

Wanna know why the Euro is so strong these days? Turns out Mick Jagger is advising a European Union forum – The Press Association

Microsoft drops ad campaign featuring Jerry Seinfeld, yada, yada, yada … – Computerworld

Music isn’t the only thing college students are pirating – / The Heights

Unknown Mozart piece discovered in French Library. No word on whether Jeff Lynne will produce it – Associated Press

Views …

David Byrne in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – ” … a relentlessly entertaining, enlightening broadcast from outer and inner space” – The Morning Call

Echo & The Bunnymen on “Night Of The Proms” in London – The Independent U.K.

Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson in NYC – “Their vocal blend was soulful, with his warmer tone softening hers.” – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Los Lonely Boys in Durham, North Carolina – “As soon as the Garza brothers took the stage – Henry on the guitar, Jojo on the bass and Ringo on the drums – the audience was in for a great ride.” – Burlington Times-News

Santana in Oklahoma City – “When heroics were required, Santana wowed the crowd, his hand flipping over and alternating sides of the neck on one occasion.” – The Oklahoman

Emmylou Harris in London – “At the end of a short British tour to promote her album, All I Intended to Be, the country-folk singer was a regal presence on the Apollo stage.” – The Times Online U.K.

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

Frankie Avalon is 68

Joanne Catherall (The Human League) is 46

Ricky Bell (Bell Biv Devoe, New Edition) is 41

Xzibit is 34