News …

How do candidates pick the songs played at their rallies? It’s a little more complicated than one might think – The News & Advance / Media General News Service

Could it be? Brit tabloid reports The Smiths may reunite and headline next year’s Coachella Festival. But then, Guns N’ Roses finally releasing Chinese Democracy proves anything can happen – The Sun U.K.

Apple blames glitch for censoring inoffensive song titles on iTunes U.K. – BBC News

Kid Rock launches college scholarship for music students at Fountains Of Wayne State University – The Detroit News

Rescheduled twice, the shoots for next May while refunding ticket purchases for event that was originally scheduled for last May – The Salinas Californian

Japanese mobile music site operators arrested for copyright infringement – ArtsTechnica

Views …

Tina Turner in Sacramento – “All hail the Queen of Rock’n’Roll.” The Sacramento Bee

Henry Rollins in Duluth – ” … led a capacity crowd at Duluth’s Sacred Heart Music Center on a whirlwind travelogue Thursday night that chronicled his life and times. It had elements of seriousness, calls to action and encouragement wrapped up in an often hysterical package.” – Duluth News Tribune (registration may be required)

Rascal Flatts in South Carolina – ” … a spunky good show” – The State

Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile in Philadelphia – “The duo exhibits a type of chemistry that is just as much fun to listen to as to watch.” – The Triangle Online (Drexel University)

LeAnn Rimes in East Texas – ” … brought the house down with her band Thursday night in the Temple Theater at Angelina College, in one of two special performances for Lufkin audiences.” – The Lufkin Daily News

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

Bill Wyman is 72

Billy Thomas () is 55

Ben Gillies (Silverchair) is 29

Monica Arnold is 28

Adrienne Bailon (3lw) is 25