Overnight Sensation …

The following two items scheduled to post during the next 18 hours are guaranteed safe for your entire family. Especially if your last name is Manson.

The Sword Slashes On – Austin doom metal rockers The Sword have jam packed their schedule through late winter. Free download!

The New Game Is Afoot! – Mudvayne has come up with an innovative way to generate buzz for its latest release, The New Game.

Link-O-Rama …

New study suggests music fans may listen to different music when online than what they listen to in the meat world – Wired / Listening Post

It’s got everything today’s music fans want – Sting, Elvis Costello and … opera! – Telegraph U.K.

Is iTunes finally going to dump DRM? – CNET

Saxophonist who invented a state-of-the-art saxophone mouthpiece pleads guilty to defrauding musicians for $1.1 mil – Newsday

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Kings Of Leon update this afternoon with new January dates for the USA as well as a few United Kingdom summer listings. New shows on the band’s calendar now include January 20 in Louisville, Kentucky, at Louisville Palace Theatre, January 21 in Indianapolis at Murat Theatre and January 27 in Columbus, Ohio, at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion. New U.K. shows include June 15, 16 and 30 in London at the O2 Arena, and June 22 in Manchester at Manchester Evening News Arena.

It’s always a pleasure to list new dates for a class act like Emmylou Harris. Today Ms. Harris updates with two new dates for Alexandria, Virginia – February 3 & 4 – at the Birchmere, and one show in Ithaca, New York, at the State Theatre on February 9.

And we have an Australia / New Zealand update for Ryan Adams. New listings for Australia include January 25 in Fremantle at Metropolis Concert Club Fremantle; January 27 in Brisbane at The Tivoli and January 30 in Melbourne at Forum Theatre. NZ shows include February 3 in Wellington at The Opera House, and February 4 in Auckland at Powerstation.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Styx, Donavon Frankenreiter, Jason Ricci & New Blood, Styx, Snow Patrol, Sister Hazel, No Use For A Name, NOFX, Lisa Brokop, Jonny Lang, Duncan Sheik, Citizen Cope, Todd Wolfe, Meat Puppets, Candlebox, Rockapella, The Knitters, Dave Mason, Elton John, Guy Forsyth, plus thousands and thousands of bands and artists we’d love to mention in this space, but our corporate masters have already unleashed the guard dogs for the night, and we have to vacate the premises before the mutts sink their teeth into our… Ouch!!! Too late.

But there’s always time to thank you for supporting our little corner of the Web. We hope you found the show you’ve been dreaming about. And if not, there’s always tomorrow. G’night and happy hunting.