Link-O-Rama …

Lawyers in the Phil Spector’s murder retrial will question prospective witnesses on Monday. Meanwhile, judge rules a witness who claims Spector once stated all women should be shot will be allowed to testify – Associated Press

Juanes sweeps MTV Latin America awards – Reuters

Blaming the failing economy, Pandora lays off 20 people –

Economic lean times make musicians tighten their belts. Some even need to hold down day jobs (Heck, when we think of how all the musicians that work here, it boggles our usually unboggable minds) – Boston Herald / The Edge

What has 10 years of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act wrought? Somewhat bizarre takedown orders that would be almost funny, if not for the fact they’re for real – BetaNews

Ray LaMontagne’s secret fear of success – The Times Online U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

We have a short run of west coast dates for Marcy Playground. Playing California towns in March 2009, details include Redondo Beach on the 5th at Brixton, San Juan Capistrano on the 6th at the Coach House, W. Hollywood on the 7th at the Key Club and San Francisco on the 8th at the Red Devil Lounge.

Dirty Pretty Things rock through Europe next month. New additions to the band’s concert calendar include Copenhagen on November 14 at Pumphuset, Oslo on the 15th at the Garage, Amsterdam on the 22nd at Melkweg and Paris on the 25th at Le Bataclan. Other Euro cities on the November run include Stockholm, Malmo, Berlin and Cologne.

Simply Red update for 2009 with new dates for Australia and South America. New Aussie shows include Frebruary 11 in Melbourne at Palais Theatre and February 19 in Syndey at the Sydney Opera House. South American stops include Vina Del Mar, Chile, on February 28 at Casino Municipal, March 3 & 4 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at CrediCard Hall and March 6 in Rio at Citibank Hall.

And we have a couple of new House Of Blues dates for the – January 2 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and January 3 in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

During the past few hours we also updated the schedules for King’s X, Hubert Sumlin, Jim Lauderdale, Eric Lindell, Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone, L.A. Guns Feat. Steve Riley & Phil Lewis, Pain, Redman, The Steepwater Band, Toubab Krewe and The Turtles feat. Flo & Eddie.

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