News & Views

Michael Jackson, Rascal Flatts, ukulele Beatles and Mike Watt remembers Stooges’ Ron Asheton in News. Okkervil River, Robert Earl Keen, AC/DC and Chris Brown in Views.

News …

Check out Michael Jackson’s new L.A. digs. Only $100,000 a month! – Associated Press

Photo: AP Photo
In this Nov. 8, 2007 photo, Michael Jackson poses on the red carpet during the RainbowPUSH Coalition Los Angeles 10th annual awards in Los Angeles. 

Wanna design Rascal Flatt’s next album cover? Now you can! – The Tennessean

Mike Watt talks about The Stooges, Ron Asheton – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Photo: John Davisson
Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Austin, TX.

Did you hear about the latest tribute CD to The Beatles? It’s a collection of instrumental versions of the Fab Four’s greatest hits. Oh, and all the music is played on ukuleles. Btw … did we mention the musician playing the ukes is Greg Hawkes of The Cars? – The Boston Herald / The Edge

Views …

Okkervil River in Brooklyn – ” … insight in a trail of dashed illusions.” – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Robert Earl Keen in Steamboat Springs, Colorado – “Keen played for more than an hour, but it felt like 20 minutes.” – The Steamboat Pilot

AC/DC in Pittsburgh – “A highway to hell and a little slice of heaven.” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Chris Brown in Belfast – “There are a few R’n’B superstars out there and Chris Brown proved he is one of them when he made his Belfast debut at the Odyssey Arena on Tuesday night.” – Ulster Star /