Link-O-Rama …

The Led Zeppelin tour rumor factory is off to a fine start this week, claiming Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler will replace Robert PlantThe Post Chronicle

Motown greats gather to honor Levi Stubbs – Associated Press

What’s the latest honor for Bob Geldof? It’s an honorary music degree from the University of East London – The Daily Mail U.K.

Related: Craig David to receive honorary Doctor of Music degree from Southampton Solent University – Southern Daily Echo U.K. launches Web site focusing on what musicians need to know about copyright and technology – Public Knowledge

The Gospel Music Channel hopes for Divine support, will settle for more advertisers – The New York Times (registration may be required)

In some parts of the world he may be just an answer to a Beatles trivia question, but Pete Best is always a star in Liverpool – The Times Online U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

The Breeders update today with new dates for the west coast. Starting in the northwest and then heading down the coastline to Los Angeles, look for the band playing Seattle on November 11 at Neumo’s. Portland, Oregon is next with a November 12 date for the Wonder Ballroom. San Francisco gets the band for two nights – November 14 & 15 at Slim’s, and the L.A. date is slotted for November 17 at The Wiltern.

Agnostic Front adds a few new listings for the western states. December 11 is Pomona, California, at Angelo’s. December 12 brings the band to San Francisco and a gig at Thee Parkside. The next new date is December 19 in Grand Junction, Colorado at Mesa Theater, while the next night is Vegas at Cheyenne Saloon.

And Buddy Guy updates today with a couple of 2009 dates – April 17 in Salamanca, New York, at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel, and May 7 in Snoqualmie, Washington, at Snoqualmie Casino.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Cowboy Mouth, Bonerama, Big Tweed, Bane, Cradle Of Filth, Danny Schmidt, Dead By Wednesday, Eric Jerardi Band, Evergreen Terrace, Michael Burks, The Celtic Tenors, The Virgins and Vince Vance & The Valiants.

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