Overnight Sensation …

We were going to buy about $10 million in national television advertising to tell you about the following two items scheduled to post within the next 16 hours. That is, until we realized we don’t have $10 million. So we had to settle for a couple of lines of text on our Web page instead.

Cher’s Beat Goes On – The pop diva has announced she’ll return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas early next year.

Cool Kids Bounce With Q -Tip – is joining forces with A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip to co-headline the latest outing of the .

Link-O-Rama …

The man who signed Oasis, Primal Scream and The Jesus And Mary Chain says he’s getting out of the music biz, declares record labels “pointless” – BBC News

eMusic is laying off about 10 percent of its staff, and is still looking for a CEO to replace David Pakman. So, if you’re looking for a job … – Digital Media Wire

What do Trace Adkins, Martina McBride, Michael McDonald, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Randy Travis and JO Walker-Meador all have in common? They’re the fifth class of inductees to Nashville’s Music City Walk Of Fame – The Tennessean

Seal talks about his “musical DNA,” Same Cooke and falling in love – The Daily Mail U.K.

Harvard professor takes on the RIAA – PC World

Craig Morgan makes doing a Q&A look easy – Associated Press

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

We just posted the first list of 2009 dates for k.d. lang. March and April are the months and details inclde Spokane, Washington, on March 21 at Martin Woldson Theatre At The Fox, Portland, Oregon, on March 24 at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Eugene, Oregon, on March 25 at Hult Center For Performing Arts, Davis, California, on March 27 at Mondavi Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, on April 8 at Ovens Auditorium and Greenville, South Carolina, on April 9 at Peace Center Concert Hall.

Status Quo makes the final deadline with a few new dates for February. The 1st finds the band in Killarney, Ireland, for a show at the INEC. The 3rd brings the group to Portlaoise, Ireland, for a gig at the Heritage Hotel. February 4 is Belfast, Northern Ireland at Belfast Waterfront and April 8 is Dublin, Ireland at Olympia Theatre.

Staind adds a couple of January dates for the two Irelands – The 18th in Belfast, Northern Ireland, at Mandela Hall, and the 19th in Dublin, Ireland, at The Academy.

And John Wesley Harding adds a residency of sorts for New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge – February 11, March 11 and April 15.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Snow Patrol, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Russell Watson, Fear Before, Eric Clapton, Tracy Lawrence, Mindless Self Indulgence, GWAR, Robyn Hitchcock, People In Planes, Nick Lowe, Jonathan Richman, Adele, Cher, Doobie Brothers, Blues Traveler, Negativland, Smokey Robinson and all the artists and bands that make life wonderful. Plus one or two acts that that are just in it for the money.

And that’s a wrap for this almost-a-Friday evening. Thank you for your support and we hope we may be of service to you again tomorrow. G’night!