News …

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.

Views …

– “Cheers for a rollicking fest” – Austin American-Statesman / Austin

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 () is 26

Josh Farro (Paramore) is 21