Here & There …

EMI to cut 2,000 jobs – The Times Online

Britney a no-show at today’s custody hearing – ABC News

Washington DC club where the famous played before they were famous closes – The Washington Post

It’s season #7 for “American Idol” – The New York Times (registration may be required)

The check list – be sure to take toilet paper! – The New Zealand Herald

Eric Lindell is “something else” – National Ledger / Ledger Pop Journal

All work and no play puts Dame Edna at risk – The Sydney Morning Herald

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

More Jonas Brothers dates! This time the brudders add Denver, Houston, Little Rock Peoria, Grand Rapids, Chicago, Detroit, Lafayette, LA, and Grand Prairie, TX.

It’s Europe in March and April for Katie Melua. New stops include Strasbourg, Zurich, Rotterdam, Brussels and Lyon; Joss Stone adds a March 29 Vegas date; Melissa Ferrick plays St. Augustine, FL, on February 13, Lake Worth, FL, on February 16 and Carrboro, NC, on February 21; Michael Burks adds shows in Missouri, Arkansas, Florida and West Virginia and look for Ryan Montbleau in Park City, UT, later this month, Boston and Hartford in February.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Sarah Silverman, Patty Larkin, Peter Mulvey, Slut, Richard Shindell, Lucy Kaplansky, Larry Keel And Natural Bridge, Tommy Womack, The Toasters, Bonerama, Carolyn Wonderland, Dark Star Orchestra, Emma Dean, Gin Blossoms, Hubert Sumlin and “Second City Touring Company.”

And that’s just the half of it! Check out the other half in Your Latest Update, coming up around 3 pm (PST), from!

This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)

In 1963, Bob Dylan sat in on a recording session in London for an album by folk singers Richard Farina and Eric Von Schmidt. Dylan was billed as “Blind Boy Grunt.”

In 1966, rock promoter Bill Graham leased the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.

Also on this date in 1966, British singer and musician David Jones changed his name to David Bowie in order to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of the Monkees.

In 1970, a display of John Lennon’s erotic “Bag One” lithographs opened in London. It was shut down by police two days later.

Also on this date in 1970, Diana Ross performed for the last time with the Supremes at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas.

In 1973, Elvis Presley’s TV special “Elvis – Aloha From Hawaii” was beamed by satellite to an estimated one billion viewers in 40 countries. At the time, it was a record audience for a TV program. The show was also released as a two record album, and became one of Presley’s top-selling LPs of the decade.

In 1984, Madonna made her debut on “American Bandstand,” singing “Holiday.”

Also in 1984, the BBC banned “Relax” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood because of what the British network called the song’s “overtly obscene lyrics.”

In 1985, the superstar recording session “Do They Know Its Christmas” became the best-selling single of all time in Britain – since surpassed by Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind 1997.”

In 1992, drummer Jerry Nolan of the New York Dolls died of a stroke in New York. He was 40.

In 1999, the heavy-metal band Metallica filed a trademark infringement suit in Los Angeles against Victoria’s Secret. The group was upset the lingerie company was selling lip pencils bearing the Metallica name.