*Impending Broadway Disaster: U2’s music for the forthcoming, totally unnecessary mounting of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. The sci-fi website io9 tells it as it is about the one new song being previewed by U2 on tour: ‘It’s much, much worse than we’d feared.’ This is what real pain is all about.

*AMERICAN IDOL: EDDIE FISHERRemembering an early ‘50s pop giant, who is now better known for his spectacular marital flameouts than for the juggernaut of hit records he produced from 1950 to 1956.

*DAILEY & VINCENT Homecoming Concert raises $30,000+ for Helping Hands FUnd

*GRASCALS, Rounder Part Ways; Group Has Two New Projects On Tap

*SKYWATCHING TIPS: Observing Venus Without Staring at the Sun— Venus is currently a prime observing target, but skywatchers should be careful aiming telescopes at the brilliant planet, because it is appearing close to the sun at dusk.

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