Here & There …

Press advisor for Heather Mills McCartney quits over his client’s latest tirades, like the one on this morning’s “Good Morning America”Reuters

Amy Winehouse will appeal Norwegian drug bust fine – Associated Press

Clear Channels says it hasn’t banned The BossClear Channel press release

Punk pioneer / former Ramones manager, Linda S. Stein, found beaten to death in New York apartment – The New York Times (registration may be required)

The Spice Girls will fly for free on upcoming world tour – Philadelphia Inquirer / Associated Press</a>

The Cliks wanna rock first, talk transgender politics… later – Montreal Mirror

Gary Allan uses music to heal – The Canadian Press

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Comedian / musician / actor Bill Bailey is playing major arenas throughout the United Kingdom; Anti-Flag adds dates for California, Oregon and Pennsylvania and Egypt Central’s new listings include Memphis, Little Rock and Allentown.

Hayley Westenra plays Japan this month; John Wesley Harding adds Austin, TX, and Popa Chubby fattens his Euro itinerary.

Ronnie Baker Brooks adds 13 shows; Ronnie McDowell 11 and Zac Harmon adds 9 gigs.

Supersuckers plan on rocking West Hollywood New Year’s Eve; Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas will be in Boston on the last day of this year and will be at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY, on 12/31/07.

On This Day … (from Associated Press)

In 1963, The Rolling Stones’ second single, “I Wanna Be Your Man,” written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, was released in Britain. It made the top 15.

In 1969, Elvis Presley scored his first number-one hit in more than seven years with “Suspicious Minds.” It also proved to be the last chart-topper of his career.

In 1986, Bob Dylan made a surprise appearance at a suburban Toronto nightclub, playing lead and rhythm guitar with Toronto bluesman Paul James.

In 1989, Cher, John Travolta, David Bowie and Tina Turner were among the stars in the audience of 54 thousand as The Rolling Stones played the first of two soldout shows at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver.

In 1992, Flavor Flav of the rap group Public Enemy was charged in New York with attempted murder and reckless endangerment for allegedly trying to shoot another man in a dispute over a woman. A shot was fired, but no one was hurt.

Also on this date in 1996, gospel singer Kirk Franklin was seriously injured when he fell into the orchestra pit while walking off stage during a concert in Memphis, Tennessee. No one in the audience saw him fall, but the accident was announced to the crowd and the show went on.

And that’s your Midday Update for November 1st, 2007. Look for your next update around 3 PM (PDT) from!