Monday Morning Rock Music Headlines

MAN WITH SCISSORS ARRESTED AT MILEY CYRUS' HOUSE

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man allegedly carrying a pair of scissors was arrested outside Miley Cyrus' home in Los Angeles early Saturday morning. House employees called police when the man knocked on the door claiming to be a friend of Cyrus. Police say he then repeatedly threw himself against a wall like he was trying to break in. Police arrested him after the man jumped behind bushes. The man was not identified. Cyrus was not home at the time. No charges have been filed.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND RELEASE "AWAY FROM THE WORLD"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dave Matthews of the Dave Matthews Band can't compare their new album to the last one very well. Matthews says the last one, "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King," dealt with the death of saxophonist LeRoi Moore. He describes the new one, "Away From The World," as less poignant but more personal. Matthews says he was an unpleasant person on the last record, but this time he had "fewer layers to get to the chewy center." "Away From The World" is out tomorrow.

COLDPLAY, RIHANNA, JAY-Z PLAY PARALYMPICS CLOSER

LONDON (AP) -- Coldplay singer Chris Martin says he can't imagine a bigger honor than to play the closing ceremony of the Paralympics in their hometown of London. Yesterday's ceremony wrapped up 11 days of competition for disabled athletes. Jay-Z and Rihanna also performed. Rihanna says, "These athletes are gladiators and are a true inspiration to me." Just like the performers at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics, Coldplay, Jay-Z and Rihanna each earned one British pound -- about $1.60.

SOURCE SAYS JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IN LINE TO BE GRIZZLIES OWNER

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Justin Timberlake could be one of the owners of the Memphis Grizzlies. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press Timberlake has agreed to be part of the group led by billionaire Robert Pera that wants to buy the Grizzlies. Pera agreed in June to buy the Grizzlies from Michael Heisley for a reported $350 million. The NBA has not yet approved the purchase.

MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN WILL WRITE COLUMN

PHOENIX (AP) -- Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has picked up a new gig as a columnist. He will write a biweekly column for the alternative weekly paper the Phoenix New Times. He's been given free reign to write about whatever subject he wants. His first column runs today.

DIVERSE LINEUP SET FOR DALAI LAMA CONCERT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Here's a lineup you don't see every day: Dave Matthews, Nas, Englebert Humperdinck, David Crosby and Nelly Furtado. Wait, there's more: Cyndi Lauper, Swizz Beatz, Roberta Flack and Counting Crows. They all want to share a stage with the Dalai Lama. They will perform a concert as part of the "Common Ground for Peace" event on October 8 and 9 in Syracuse, New York, that will feature the Dalai Lama.

JOE PERRY SHOOTS OFF CANNON ON "SONS OF GUNS"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will appear on the Discovery channel show "Sons of Guns." The show is about a Louisiana business that deals in custom firearms. On the September 19 episode, the staff will work to restore Perry's antique cannon -- then they let him sink a pirate ship with it.

CHRISTINA AGUILERA WILL HOLD TWITTER CHAT

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Christina Aguilera will be taking questions on Twitter on Wednesday. You can post questions now using the hashtag YourBody. Aguilera will answer @TheRealXTina at 2 PM Eastern. The new season of "The Voice" premieres tonight.

`STAND UP TO CANCER'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Alicia Keys, Coldplay and Taylor Swift are just a few of the stars who were taking part in the "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon. Justin Timberlake urged the audience to stand up for a three-year-old cancer patient facing "a mountain like cancer." The Friday benefit was carried across all the major broadcast networks and a host of cable channels, too.

DOROTHY McGUIRE WILLIAMSON OF THE McGUIRE SISTERS DIES

PHOENIX (AP) -- Dorothy McGuire Williamson of The McGuire Sisters has passed away. Williamson died Friday at her son's home outside Phoenix after dealing with Parkinson's disease and age-related dementia. She was 96. The McGuire Sisters hit number one in 1955 with "Sincerely" and 1958 with "Sugartime." They also had top-five hits with "Something's Gotta Give" and "Rhythm 'N' Blues." Dorothy McGuire stopped performing with the group in 1968. They later reunited and last performed in the mid-2000s. Christine and Phyllis McGuire live in Las Vegas.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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