Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club BandBlake Lewis, to his everlasting credit, covered the title track from The Bee Gees’ last solo album, This Is Where I Came In, as this season’s American Idol wound down.

Sting may be singing the same song this week after Police drummer Stewart Copeland shredded the band’s launch of its first tour in years. Writing on the web, Copeland called the performance “lame”, criticized guitarist Andy Summers for missing cues and called Sting “a pansy” rather than “a god of rock”. The drummer admitted to missing his own share of cues, including the sounding of a gong to open the show.

Wasn’t this the reason they broke up?

Meanwhile, the 40th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (pictured above left) has arrived just in time for various media outlets to begin confirming that rock’s most famous band would soon place its catalog online for download. As usual, Paul McCartney jumped feet first into the concept by pre-releasing his new release on Apple’s iTunes. Happy birthday to Billy Shears, Lovely Rita, Mr. Kite and the gang. There may be no more important release in all of rock music’s history. How important is this record? The Librarian of Congress added it to the National Recording Registry in 2003, the first time a non-American popular music album was ever so honored.

Spinning In The CD: I keep hearing we’re supposed to be listening to The Fray’s Look After You. One can’t watch Gray’s Anatomy or a half dozen other shows without hearing the tune. But the band missed. Not only did the single not sell (everyone had the album), but the next song that should have been the single is Hundred. If you haven’t been Frayed yet, give the band a listen.