News …Kid Rock finally goes digital, nixing iTunes in favor of Rhapsody – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Dailey & Vincent dominate International Bluegrass Music Awards – Associated Press

Nokia finally comes with a phone that “Comes with Music” – Sky News

Want to own a piece of the rock? Auction offering song shares starts tomorrow – The Tennessean

David Byrne talks about his “experiment” with Brian EnoLos Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Boy George talks about … everything! – The Times Online U.K.

Views …

Gogol Bordello in Southern California – “The group’s ‘gypsy punk revolution’ converts more comrades with riveting, explosive performance in Anaheim.” – The Orange County Register

B.B. King in Toledo – “The 83-year-old blues legend was in a talkative mood, telling stories and cracking jokes throughout the hour-and-45-minute show at the Stranahan Theater.” – Toledo Blade

My Morning Jacket in Minneapolis – “A 2 1/2-hour concert that zoomed along like a Tilt-a-Whirl ride, the sold-out show was truly an luminous affair.” – Minneapolis – St. Paul Star Tribune

Sheryl Crow in Edmonton, Alberta – “But like every Sheryl Crow record, we were distracted from sobering thoughts by the fun and frivolity overflowing in songs like ‘Leaving Las Vegas,’ ‘Favorite Mistake’ and ‘A Change Will Do You Good.'” – Edmonton Sun

Seasick Steve in London – “He walked on playing ‘Amazing Grace’ on a slide acoustic guitar, a version so beautifully performed that it sounded, before he came into view, as if it might have been a recording. But it took him a while to get the show up to speed.” – The Times Online

Robin Williams in Purdue, Indiana – “The Oscar-winning actor and comedian was a juggernaut of raw jokes, impressions and physical humor Thursday night at a sold-out Elliott Hall of Music on the Purdue University campus.” – Journal and Courier

They Say It’s Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)

Alan O’Day is 68

Chubby Checker is 67

Lindsey Buckingham is 59

Ronnie Laws is 58

Keb’ Mo’ is 57

Jack Wagner is 49

Tommy Lee is 46

Gwen Stefani (No Doubt) is 39

G. Love is 36

India.Arie is 33

Talib Kweli is 33