News & Views

“American Idol,” Darius Rucker, Bruce Springsteen and Steve Cropper in News. Eagles, Katy Perry, Labelle and AC/DC in Views.

News …

New “American Idol’ judge shows her teeth – New York Daily News

Who would have ever thought Darius Rucker is a video game aficionado? – CNET

Photo: AP Photo
Country Music Awards, Sommet Center, Nashville Tenn.

What’s up with Springsteen and that Walmart exclusive? The Boss ain’t talkin’ – Boston Herald

Legendary guitaristSteve Cropper strums a Q&A – Modern Guitars Magazine

Views …

Eagles in Hampton, Virginia – ” … checked in to the Hotel Coliseum, and at times it appeared as though they’d never leave. Not than anyone in the near-capacity Hampton venue – Hampton Coliseum – wanted them to.” – The Virginian-Pilot /

Katy Perry in Los Angeles – “For starters, her singing was terrific, sore throat and sniffles aside.” – Los Angeles Times / Pop & Hiss

Labelle in Chicago – “Here was that rare reunited ensemble that truly enjoyed one another’s company.” – The Chicago Tribune

AC/DC in St. Louis – “The legendary Australian band played for 100-plus minutes – including a two-song encore – and barely stopped to take a breath.” – Riverfront Times

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

Clarence Carter is 73
Billie Jo Spears is 72
Jack Jones is 71
Allen Toussaint is 71
T-Bone Burnett is 61
Geoff Tate (Queensryche) is 50
Slick Rick is 44
Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society) is 42
LL Cool J is 41
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) is 40

Marc Broussard is 27
Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon) is 27
Joe Guese (The Click Five) is 26