Link-O-Rama …

Coroner says smoke and fire killed crew of ill-fated Travis Barker jet, while passengers died from impact-related injuries – Associated Press

Now you can be a proud member of the music business without leaving your home, as “crowdfunding” Web sites give music fans a chance to own a piece of the rock. Or country. Or … whatever – CNN

Stanley Jordan says music can heal the mind and body – USA Today

The show won’t go on for trumpet-playing circus clowns unless they get a license for live music – BBC News

Song that’s older than the hills and has been covered by Gracie Fields, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra now subject of copyright battle – Brisbane Times

Catching up with Chrissie Hynde of The PretendersReuters

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

The Atticus Clothing “Walk The Plank Tour” is set for November and December. The Classic Crime headlines, and the tour features features A Change Of Pace. But wait! there’s more! Special guests Jet Lag Gemini, Artist vs Poet, Lower Definition and Tyler Read appear on various legs. Playing clubs and theatres, stops include November 11 in Anaheim at Chain Reaction, November 18 in Eugene, Oregon, at WOW Hall, November 24 in Boise at The Venue, November 26 in Denver at Marquis Theater and December 6 in Cleveland at Agora Ballroom.

Boyzone continues to fill up arenas in the United Kingdom and Ireland. New 2009 dates include May 24 in Belfast at Odyssey Arena, May 26 in Dublin at the O2, May 29 in London at Wembley, June 1 in Cardiff at Cardiff International Arena and June 17 in Liverpool at Echo Arena.

Missy Higgins will be on the road during October and November. The newest version of the tour calendar shows Ms. Higgins playing Boulder, Colorado, on October 27 at Fox Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 29 at Club Sound, Vancouver, British Columbia, on November 1 at Commodore Ballroom and Reno, Nevada, on November 8 at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. Other new stops include Denver, Pocatello, Seattle, Eugene and Portland.

Finally, Simply Red routes Down Under with new dates in Australia and New Zealand. Shows include Perth on February 5 at Kings Park Perth, Melbourne on February 10 at Palais Theatre, February 17 in Canberra at Royal Theatre and Sydney on February 18 at Sydney Opera House. Other stops include Barossa Valley, Yarra Valley, Hunter Valley and Brisbane.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Maxwell, Ruthie Foster, Tab Benoit, The Kooks, Kathy Griffin, Joshua Radin, John Mellencamp, Jim Brickman, Hamell On Trial, Garnet Rogers, Ellis Paul, Chris Potter, Brave Citizens, August Burns Red and Ani DiFranco.

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