Overnight Sensation …

Some people believe good writers are born, not made, while others claim good writers are made, but not born. Thankfully, our writers were neither born nor made. As the following two items scheduled to post during the next 16 hours demonstrate.

Hot Buttered Rum Heats Up Fall Nights – The self-described “high altitude bluegrass” band, currently taking a break from almost constant touring, has lined up a year-end run of new dates.

For Those About To Dance – Time to stock up on bottled water and glow-sticks: U.K. dance music innovator Sasha is preparing to hit clubs across the U.S. and Canada later this month in support of his latest collection Invol2ver.

Link-O-Rama …

Madonna says Justin Timberlake may make at least one guest appearance on her current tour, probably in Los Angeles – MSNBC

San Francisco jazz church struggles to stay alive. Church was started in 1971 when its founders had a religious experience during a John Coltrane concert – KSWT / Associated Press

Listen to two songs and call me in the morning – Come fall 2010 The University of Kentucky will offer graduate degree in music therapy – Louisville Courier-Journal

Neil Diamond talks about his career, his tour and that moment in August when his voice was so hoarse that he offered refunds after the concert – The Dallas Morning News

Rick Springfield does the Q&A dance – The Arizona Republic

Former big band trumpeter, arranger and composer Neal Hefti passes at 85 – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Today’s AC/DC update is for Europe and includes new additions for France, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom and Ireland. Details include February 27 in Paris at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, March 1 in Merksem, Belgium, at Sportpaleis Antwerpen, March 29 in Zurich at Hallenstadion, March 31 in Barcelona at Palau Sant Jordi, April 2 in Madrid at Palacio de Deportes, April 14 in London at The O2, April 21 in Manchester at the Evening News Arena and April 23 in Birmingham at LG Arena.

Chris Cornell does the solo thing in Canada next month. The former voice of Audioslave and Soundgarden (not to mention Temple Of The Dog) plays Calgary on November 11 at MacEwan Hall Ballroom. Other dates include Saskatoon on November 14 at The Odeon, Winnipeg on November 15 at Burton Cummings Theatre and Montreal on November 23 at Metropolis. Other stops include Bonnyville, Edmonton, London, Hamilton, Toronto and Ottawa.

Popster Jon McLaughlin updates this afternoon with new dates scattered across the U.S.A. during November. New additions include November 2 in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium, November 21 in San Diego at SOMA, November 23 in El Paso at Club 101 and November 28 in Atlanta at Vinyl At Center Stage.

And we close out today’s research with new dates for The Faint. New in the database is December 12 in St. Louis at The Pageant, December 14 in Milwaukee at Turner Hall Ballroom, December 16 in Cleveland at Beachland Ballroom and December 19 in Omaha at Sokol Auditorium.

During the day we also updated the itineraries for Karla Bonoff, Soilwork, Smashing Pumpkins, Scott Weiland, P.O.D. / Filter, The Black Dahlia Murder, Chris Duarte Group, Ray LaMontagne, Kenny Neal, Pato Banton, Drowning Pool / Saliva, Anthony Gomes, Helmut Lotti, Haste The Day plus millions of artists and bands we’d love to mention in this space if only, well, we had more space.

That’s a wrap for Tuesday, October 14, 2009. Thank you for accompanying us on today’s journey through the mysterious badlands known as the concert industry. G’night!