Overnight Sensation …

If it took five writers chugging four bottles of Jack Daniels while slurping down three cases of Red Bull to crank out the following two items scheduled to post during the next 16 hours, just think what we could do with five bottles of Jack.

Judas Priest Hits U.K. Arenas – The iconic metal band is getting set to rock the U.K. to its core early next year with a 7-date arena tour. As an added bonus we’re re-running our chat with frontman Rob Halford!

Letters To Cleo Marks 20th Anniversary – The Nineties indie-rockers will reunite in November to perform four shows in three cities to celebrate the band’s 20th anniversary.

Link-O-Rama …

It’s late Wednesday afternoon and Apple is still threatening to yank iTunes if royalty rates go up – MacNewsWorld

Pete Seeger says his new album will be his last. But then, considering the folk legend is 89, who can blame him? – The Canadian Press

Robin Williams to join John Cleese and Rowan Atkinson to entertain Prince Charles on his birthday – The Times Online U.K.

For some bands and artists, the movie “This Is Spinal Tap” isn’t a comedy but a documentary – Guitar World Magazine

Spending some quality dance time with the Black KidsBoston Herald

Huh? Johnny Rotten selling butter? What’s up with that? – Telegraph U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

The Divine Miss M – Bette Midler – has announced the first leg of Vegas dates for 2009. All new listings are for January and take place at the Colosseum At Caesars Palace.

Method Man & Redman hook up for the co-headline thing, playing New York City on October 17 at Nokia Theatre Times Square, Denver on October 29 at Ogden Theatre, San Francisco on November 7 at Grand Ballroom At Regency Center and Austin on November 18 at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q / Waller Creek Amphitheatre. Other stops include Cincinnati, Chicago, Minneapolis, Aspen, Santa Cruz, West Hollywood and Carrboro.

Speaking of co-headline runs, The Gay Blades join up with Young Coyotes for a club romp. Dates include November 8 in Los Angeles at Knitting Factory, Tampa on November 19 at the Orpheum, Philadelphia on November 25 at The Kyber and Detroit on December 2 at Magic Stick.

And Harper makes the final update deadline with dates ranging from November all the way to February of next year. Included is November 12 in Fort Myers, Florida, at Buckingham Exceptional Student Center, December 18 in Macclesfield, United Kingdom, at The Green Room, January 21 in Nashville at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar and February 9 in Pittsburgh at Thunderbird Café.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Phish, Simply Red, Pat Travers, Mike Gordon, Judas Priest, Days Of The New, Kevin Fowler, Taylor Swift, Junior Brown, Ricky Skaggs, Seven Mary Three, Harry Connick Jr., Van Morrison, Jeff Wayne’s “War Of The Worlds,” The Aquabats, Enter The Haggis, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, plus all the bands and artists in the world. As well as a few more.

And that’s a wrap for today. We hope you can join us again tomorrow as we grab the concert industry by the horns and shake, shake, and shake some more until all the dates fall out onto the floor. G’night.