Link-O-Rama …

Not only is AC/DC passing over record stores by making their new CD Black Ice exclusively available only at Wal-Mart, but the Aussie band is also passing over iTunes, Amazon MP3 and all other online music services – Reuters

What’s that? You say you’ll never buy an MP3 player until the gadgets are solar-powered? Looks like you won’t have long to wait for the day you can protect the environment and blow out your eardrums – GoodCleanTech

You know what’s great about being rich? That is, aside from having bags of money and being able to do what you want? It’s jamming with rock stars that makes collecting all that loot worthwhile – The Times Online U.K.

Sure, the market took a dump last week. But that didn’t stop folks from paying $1,000 per ticket to see Prince perform at a private charity concert – The New York Times (registration may be required)

You’re nobody till somebody loves you. And names a street after you. Or, in Dave Grohl’s case, an alley – The Cleveland Leader

Catching up with David EssexTelegraph U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Yes, Tony Trischka Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular is somewhat of a mouthful, and we can only speculate on how they’re going to fit all those words on a ticket, not to mention a venue marquee. New dates for TTDBBS include November 21 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, at First United Methodist Church, November 22 in Gulfport, Mississippi, at Arts Under The Dome, February 7 in Lisbon, Portugual (venue TBA) and May 16 in Paramus, New Jersey, at Ciccone Theatre.

More dates for Cheech & Chong! The 70s-era comedy duo adds February 5 in Elizabeth, Indiana, at Horseshoe Southern Indiana, February 12 in Edmonton, Alberta, at Francis Winspear Centre For Music and February 28 in Santa Rosa, California, at Wells Fargo Center For The Arts. Other new stops include Biloxi, Mississippi, on Decmeber 27, Calgary, Alberta, on February 13 at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, and Lemoore, California, on February 26 at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino.

And we just posted a slew of Europe and U.S. dates for Wolf Parade. Over here the new stops include Tulsa on November 5 at The Marquee, St. Louis on November 11 at The Gargoyle and State College on November 13 at State Theatre. Over there the new ones include Copenhagen on November 20 at VEGA House Of Music, Paris on November 25 at Trabendo and Amsterdam on December 2 at Paradiso.

Don’t forget! More date-city-venue chills & thrills coming up in Your Latest Update, posting sometime around 3 pm on!