News & Views

Record labels & YouTube, Corinne Bailey Rae & deceased husband, DJ and drug arrest and violinists and robbery in News. Matisyahu, Status Quo, Lil’ Wayne and The Oak Ridge Boys in Views.

News …

Record labels look to the Internet to make up for income lost to … the Internet – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

What does “death by misadventure” mean? For Corinne Bailey Rae’s late husband it means an accidental overdose of methadone and alcohol – Yorkshire Post U.K.

Corinne Bailey Rae

Two violinists for Russia’s famed Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra assaulted and robbed of their valuable instruments. Moscow police are not ruling out that crimes were a result of rivalry with other ensembles – Sky News

DJ Erick Morillo arrested at Glasgow Airport on cocaine smuggling charges – Glasgow Daily Record

Views …

Matisyahu in NYC – “Along with basic roots reggae he now uses faster, tongue-twisting dancehall toasting and the electronic beats and brooding chords of hip-hop.” – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Status Quo in Birmingham U.K. – “These days the crowds may be a little more polite – and inclined to sit rather than stand – but the band themselves show little sign of slowing down or lowering their volume.” – The Shropshire Star U.K.

Lil’ Wayne in Los Angeles – “This is arena rap and a toned-down Wayne, who even apologized for cursing because he knew that children were in the audience.” – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Jason Donovan in London – “This final show of Donovan’s current tour found the singer a remarkably well-preserved replica of his younger self.” – The Times Online U.K.

The Oak Ridge Boys in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania – ” … really know how to do a Christmas show.” – Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

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

Jorma Kaukonen is 68

Photo: Larry Hulst

Ron Bushy (Iron Butterfly) is 67
Harry Shearer (Derek Smalls – Spinal Tap) is 65
Adrian Belew is 59
Dave Murray (Iron Maiden) is 52
Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) is 44

Photo: AP Photo
Bonnaroo Festival, Manchester, Tenn.

Irvin Mayfield is 31