Overnight Sensation …

Did you know our writers have written more news items than they’ve read? And the proof is in the pudding as exemplified in the following two items scheduled to post within the next 16 hours.

The Naked Brothers Band Hits The Road – Nat and Alex Wolff, better known to viewers of Nickelodeon as The Naked Brother Band, are gearing up for a new season of their hit series and their first national tour.

36 Crazyfists Pile It On – The Alaskan metal heavyweights have launched an all out assault in support of latest release The Tide and Its Takers.

Link-O-Rama …

Billy Joel to help with money needed to bury clam-digger whose body washed up near the piano man’s mansion – Associated Press

It’s a long way to the top if you want to be a part of video game history as AC/DC lands its own version of Rock Band – GameSpot

Kevin Costner has an album coming out. No, it’s not called Music You Can Dance With Wolves To. – Reuters

RealNetworks officially launched its DVD-copying software, called RealDVD, today. But you better move fast if you want a copy. RealNetworks is suing the studios and the studios are suing RealNetworks right back. Don’t know how it’s going to end, but it probably won’t be pretty – Broadcasting & Cable

You know that feature in Sprint Music where if you download a song directly to your cell phone, you can also download the song to your computer at no extra charge? Looks as if Sprint is going to drop the computer part of that equation – CNET / Crave

What is it with E Street Band members and hip replacement? First Clarence and now … Nils? – Nilslofgren.com

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Usher has been referring to his fall tour as a “lady’s only” tour. But how do you ensure that only ladies get in the venue? Check Adam’s apples at the door? New dates for Usher include November 10 in Atlanta at The Tabernacle, Chicago on November 13 at House Of Blues, San Francisco on November 18 at Warfield Theatre and Dallas on November 25 at House Of Blues.

Gospel and contemporary Christian artist Bill Gaither hits the road for another , Bill Gaither & Friends “Homecoming” tour. 2009 stops include March 7 in Alexandria, Louisiana, at Rapides Parish Coliseum, Detroit on March 12 at Fox Theatre, Bloomington, Illinois, on March 13 at U.S. Cellular Coliseum and two nights in Fort Worth – April 3 & 4 – at Ft. Worth Convention Ctr. / Arena.

Josh Gracin updates today with a few new November gigs – the 7th in Kennesaw, Georgia, at Cowboy’s Concert Hall, the 21st in Blasdell, New York, at Club Paradise and the 22nd in Orlando at Hard Rock Cafe / Hard Rock Live.

And we have a new string of dates for singer / songwriter / bayou soul-man Marc Broussard. On November 18 Mr. Broussard will roll into Pittsburgh for a show at Mr. Small’s Theatre. On November 19 it’s Milwaukee at Northern Lights Theater. Davenport, Iowa, hosts him on November 21 at Redstone Room, and November 22 brings him to Lawrence, Kansas, for a gig at The Bottleneck.

During the day we also updated the schedules for AC/DC, Solange Knowles, , Meat Loaf, Swing Out Sister, “Walking With Dinosaurs,” Bob Dylan, O.A.R., Rise Against, Tina Turner, The Spinners, The Spill Canvas, The Black Keys, Nick Moss & The Fliptops, Nadja, Monotonix, Marc Broussard, Gregg Wright, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Dave Koz, Bonedrivers plus more artists and bands than we can possibly mention in this space. That is, unless we receive a government bailout enabling us to buy more space.

As always, thank you for your companionship as we conducted today’s daily safari in search of concert data, and we hope you can join us again tomorrow when we launch another trek into the dark and mysterious corner of the universe known as “the concert industry.” G’night.