News & Views

Paul McCartney, Lamb Of God, Sarah Brightman and Lou Adler’s son in News. Metallica, Neil Diamond, Kings Of Leon, Celine Dion and Amy Grant / Vince Gill in Views.

News …

Going to Los Angeles? Let Sarah Brightman show you the sights – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Fla.

It’s so sad when offspring of music legends get in trouble. This time it’s the son of famed music producer Lou Adler – arrested after getting into a bar fight. In Fargo, North Dakota – The Dickinson Press / Associated Press

Why is Paul McCartney using an alias for his latest album? – The Times Online U.K.

Lamb Of God’s John Campbell expertly handles the Q&A – Ventura County Star

Photo: Rod Tanaka /
Coors Amphitheatre in Englewood, Colo.

Views …

Metallica in Los Angeles – “The band, with an emphasis on the heavy in heavy metal, shows that it is back on top.” – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Amy Grant, Vince Gill in Grand Rapids, Michigan – “share beautiful Christmas music at Van Andel Arena.” – The Grand Rapids Press /

Kings Of Leon in Wales – “The music was tight and on note as the Kings of Leon romped through what can best be described as their greatest hits – from the ever popular ‘Molly’s Chamber’ and ‘The Bucket,’ through to their first British number one single ‘Sex on Fire.'” – Western Mail / Wales Online U.K.

Neil Diamond in Denver – “He was Neil, talking to the crowd in that voice – the voice – that has comforted his fans for more than 40 years.” – The Denver Post

Celine Dion in Minneapolis – “…her magnificent instrument was in full glory on Thursday at Target Center.” – Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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

Little Jimmy Dickens is 88
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) is 67
Alvin Lee (Ten Years After) is 64
John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 63
Janie Fricke is 61
Lenny White is 59
Lady Sovereign is 23

Photo: AP Photo
New York.