News & Views

Bruce Springsteen, MGMT, Chicago PD on Jennifer Hudson family murders and Terra Firma / EMI lay-off woes in News. Fall Out Boy, Andre Rieu, Loudon Wainwright III, Kings Of Leon, James Blunt and New Kids On The Block in Views.

News …

Lay-offs in store for Terra Firma execs who managed the company’s acquisition of EMI – Financial Times U.K.

Chicago police confident they have their man in Jennifer Hudson family murders – Reuters

Will Springsteen play Obama’s inauguration? And if so, where? – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Photo: AP Photo
Town Hall, NYC.

Getting up-to-speed on MGMTCourier Mail

Views …

Fall Out Boy in Chicago – ” … Pete Wentz and his mates came home Tuesday night for a celebratory show at the Chicago Theatre.” Chicago Sun-Times (registration may be required)

Photo: AP Photo / Charles Rex Arbogast
Fall Out Boy drummer Andy Hurley performs during a concert at the Chicago Theater in Chicago.

Andre Rieu in Brisbane, Australia – “Suncorp Stadium gained a new King last night as Rieu worked his charm on the audience of about 25,000.” – Courier Mail

Loudon Wainwright III in Toronto – “Wainwright’s straightforward folk approach may seem stripped down compared to his famous son’s more theatrical, operatic stylings (and eldest daughter Martha’s cabaret-style arrangements) but it’s clear where both get their on-stage charisma and unapologetic showmanship.- National Post / The Ampersand

Kings Of Leon in Brighton, England – “As the three brothers and their cousin slammed into the opening number, ‘Crawl,’ there was a dense display of flashing lights and artful images of the musicians were relayed on a line of screens stretching across the top of the stage.” – The Times Online U.K.

James Blunt in Halifax, Nova Scotia – “From the time he took to the stage with the upbeat ‘Breathe,’ Blunt had his audience body and soul, as they sang along to ‘Wiseman,’ from his debut Back to Bedlam.” – The Chronicle Herald

New Kids On The Block in San Diego – “NKOTB was back on stage to make the ladies scream as it performed a flawless concert.” – The Daily Aztec

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

Ferlin Husky is 83
Andy Williams is 81
Ozzy Osbourne is 60
Mickey Thomas is 59
Paul Gregg (Restless Heart) is 54
Montell Jordan is 40
Daniel Bedingfield is 29