Link-O-Rama …

Oh, where, oh where can find a home? Oh, where, oh where will it be? – Lawrence Journal World

Last week Jeff Healey’s widow spoke out against new a DVD and a CD compilation of Healey’s music. This week the drummer from the Jeff Healey Band defends the releases – The Canadian Press

New projects display country music pioneer Hank Williams as a prankster AND family man – International Herald Tribune

Lindsay Lohan dropped from hosting World Music Awards – The Mirror U.K.

Will Tony Bennett save Christmas? – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Where can you get the best price on an iPod? Would you believe Australia? – The Brisbane Times

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Brooks & Dunn point the ol’ tour bus south of the equator as the country duo plot an Australian excursion in May. Newly added dates include May 1 in Perth at Burswood Dome; May 4 in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena; May 6 in Sydney at Acer Arena and May 9 in Boondall at Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

Mike Ness takes a break from Social Distortion to headline a few solo shows in California in December. Newly added shows include December 16 & 17 in Solana Beach at the Belly Up, and December 19 in San Juan Capistrano at The Coach House.

Lamb Of God reserves the first week of March for a jaunt through Japan. New dates for the band include March 3 & 4 in Tokyo at Akasaka Blitz; March 6 in Nagoya at Diamond Hall and March 7 in Osaka at Namba-Hatch.

And we have three new February dates for Big Head Todd & The Monsters – February 6 in DC at 9:30 Club; December 7 in Philadelphia at Theatre Of The Living Arts and December 12 in St. Petersburg at Jannus Landing.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Chris Botti, Chris Isaak, Bret Mosley, Billy Joel, Marcia Ball, Ratatat, Shiny Toy Guns, The Fall Of Troy, The English Beat and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith.

That’s how it is looking at the halfway mark. We’ll have another fresh dose of concert data in Your Midday Update. Look for that to post around 3 pm (PST) on!