rejects latest Zeppelin
tour rumors, Internet radio wins more negotiating time, Wal-Mart to yank DRM servers, former Pink Floyd
manager dies, Former Dexy’s Midnight Runners
bassist broke and Andrea Bocelli’s ten commandments in News. Austin City Limits Music Festival
, Mary J. Blige
, Brad Paisley
, The Ting Tings
, The Mars Volta
and Fleet Foxes
Robert Plant says Led Zeppelin will not tour next year – The Guardian U.K.
U.S. House of Representatives passes Webcaster Settlement Act designed to give Internet radio companies a little more time to negotiate royalty rates – CNET
Wal-Mart to pull the plug on its DRM servers – ZDNet / Hardware 2.0
Andrea Bocelli’s ten commandments – The Times Online U.K.
Former Pink Floyd manager dies after spending two years in coma – The Daily Mail U.K.
Former Dexy’s Midnight Runners bassist broke, but not bitter – Sunday Mercury U.K.
Austin City Limits Music Festival – “Cheers for a rollicking fest” – Austin American-Statesman / Austin 360.com
Mary J. Blige in Michigan – ” … connects with fans in Metro Detroit stop” – The Detroit News
Brad Paisley in Providence, Rhode Island – ” … lights up Dunk with Nashville countrypolitan pop.” – The Providence Journal
The Ting Tings in the U.K. – ” … may not spend long on stage, but no one could have accused them of not keeping busy.” – The Times Online U.K.
The Mars Volta in El Paso – ” … creates a little bedlam at Chavez” – El Paso Times
Fleet Foxes in Forth Worth – ” … were more than up to the task of re-creating the pastoral magic of their self-titled debut Friday night at Lola’s Saloon.” – Fort Worth Star-Telegram
They Say It’s Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)
Jerry Lee Lewis is 73
Jean-Luc Ponty is 66
Mike Post is 64
Mark Farner is 60
Mike Pinera is 60
Alvin Crow is 58
Suzzy Roche (The Roches) is 52
Andrew “Dice” Clay is 51
John Payne (Asia featuring John Payne) is 50
Les Claypool is 45
Brad Smith (Blind Melon) is 40
Devante Swing (Jodeci) is 39
Danick Dupelle (Emerson Drive) is 35
Katie McNeill (3 of Hearts) is 26
Josh Farro (Paramore) is 21