Link-O-Rama …

Did you know Janet Jackson is too sexy for the Detroit area? Seems Ms. Jackson had to cut a segment from her show to please a local ordinance banning “simulated sex acts” where booze is sold – Newstalk 1290 CJBK

First day of testimony in Phil Spector’s retrial for murder canceled after juror falls and breaks his foot – San Jose Mercury News / Associated Press (registration may be required)

Coldplay and Leona Lewis set to perform on American Music Awards – United Press International

Nobody ever accused Hewllett Packard of knowing about music. The technology firm withdraws United Kingdom ads using a cover version of song written by convicted pedophile Gary Glitter – Telegraph U.K.

Apparently someone has been stealing the Barack Obama signs from Peter Frampton’s front yard, making the guitar slinger very angry – Associated Press

John Legend grooves his way through a Q&A – CNN

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

GWAR updates today with several new December listings in the U.S.A. New dates include December 2 in Sauget, Illinois, at Pop’s, December 4 in Dallas, Texas, at Palladium Ballroom, December 11 in Mobile, Alabama, at Soul Kitchen and December 20 in Philadelphia at Electric Factory. Other stops include Oklahoma City, Corpus Christi, North Myrtle Beach and Washington, DC.

Mindless Self Indulgence loads up on early 2009 dates as the band slots the United Kingdom for January and Europe for February. U.K. shows include Bristol on January 16 at Carling Bristol Academy, Oxford on January 20 at Carling Academy Oxford, Nottingham on January 22 at Rock City and Newcastle on January 28 at Carling Academy. Euro gigs include February 1 in Luxembourg at Den Atelier and February 7 in Amsterdam at Paradiso

Eric Clapton adds to his string of dates at London’s Royal Albert Hall. New ones are May 25 & 26.

And we have January date sfor Tracy Lawrence. Look for TL playing Pueblo of Acoma in New Mexico at Sky City Casino on the 23rd. Gadsden, Alabama, is locked down for the 24th for a show at Spotlight 29 Casino. On January 25 it’s San Diego at the House Of Blues, and Anaheim gets him the next night on the 26th for that city’s House of Blues club.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Ximena Sarinana, Wade Bowen, Thieves and Villains, The Scenic, Robyn Hitchcock, People In Planes, Nick Lowe, Jonathan Richman, Hue And Cry, Glenn Tilbrook, Deanna Bogart, Chris DeBurgh, Bruce Hornsby, Bottle Rockets and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

And that’s our story as the first half of Thursday concludes in concert data land. No matter what you do today, don’t forget to check back for more new concert info in Your Latest Update, posting around 3 pm (PDT).