News & Views

Warner Music Group, Tom Jones, Miley Cyrus and 6,000 kids singing Queen song in News. Sarah Brightman, Paul Weller, Tina Turner, Minus The Bear, Neil Diamond and Guillemots in Views.

News …

That wascally wabbit! Even though revenue fell from last year, Warner Music Group’s post-fiscal, 4th quarter earnings beat Wall Street predictions – Reuters

You gotta admit Billy Ray Cyrus’ gift to daughter Miley is a great idea.  But how do you wrap one of those things? – MSNBC

Photo: AP Photo
Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif.

6,000 Brit school kids come together to perform Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” And it works! – Birmingham Mail U.K.

Staying up-to-date on everything Tom Jones – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Views …

Sarah Brightman in NYC – “Ms. Brightman’s pop is an enchanted castle, luxurious and remote, a refuge from turbulence and untidiness.” – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Paul Weller in London – “On this stop of his arena tour, Weller seemed in celebratory mood, brandishing his guitar aloft, pacing the stage like a tiger and even indulging in a mid-song shuffle.” – The Times Online U.K.

Tina Turner in DC – “The concert opened with the world’s sexiest sexagenarian standing on a platform, some 20 feet above her band.” – The Washington Post / Post Rock

Minus The Bear in San Francisco – ” … continues to be one of the few indie rock bands that puts any emphasis on the rock – it’s truly a group at the top of its game.” – San Francisco Bay Guardian / Noise

Neil Diamond in Milwaukee – “If the term “show biz” retains any sparkle at all, it’s because of entertainers like Neil Diamond.” – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Guillemots in Derby, England – “It started with a selection of silent films, to which the band provided the music from behind a screen.” – Evening Telegraph U.K. /

They Say It’s Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)

Percy Sledge is 68
Bob Lind is 64
Amy Grant is 48
Eric Grossman (K’s Choice) is 44
is 44 (The Gutter Twins)
Tim Armstrong is 43
Stacy Lattisaw is 42
Rodney Sheppard (Sugar Ray) is 42
Erick Sermon is 40