BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG ENTERS REHAB
NEW YORK (AP) -- Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day is going into rehab after a profane rant at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas Friday. Armstrong complained onstage that their time was being cut short and got so angry he smashed his guitar. The rest of Green Day started smashing instruments too. Green Day have issued an apology and say their set was not cut short. It's not clear for what Armstrong will receive treatment. He was hospitalized earlier this month while on tour in Bologna, Italy, for an undisclosed ailment. Tomorrow Green Day will release "Uno," the first album in a trilogy, with the second in November and the third in January.
LED ZEPPELIN PROMOTE "CELEBRATION DAY"
LONDON (AP) -- Led Zeppelin have gotten back together to say they won't even consider getting back together. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones were together Friday in London to promote the movie release of their last concert in 2007. Of course someone asked about a reunion, but the three of them agree they're not interested. Still, Plant says playing the music again five years ago for a tribute to Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun was "a spectacular experience." The concert will be released to theaters October 17 as "Celebration Day," then released on DVD in November.
AEROSMITH PUT FINAL TOUCHES ON NEW ALBUM
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford says once they got started writing music for their "Music From Another Dimension" album, they couldn't stop. He says even now, if they had a couple of acoustic guitars, they could crank out some songs. Guitarist Joe Perry says they put 15 songs on the record because they didn't know when they'd make another record so they figured they'd pack it with music. Bassist Tom Hamilton says the album shows the result of their 40 years together. "Music From Another Dimension" comes out November 6.
FRANKIE VALLI WANTED TO DO JAZZ
NEW YORK (AP) -- If Frankie Valli had had his way, he would have been a jazzman. Valli says he wasn't too excited about pop music when he first started with the Four Seasons. He says he wanted to do jazz and that wasn't happening. He heard pop music on the radio and figured he could do that. Valli will appear on Broadway on October 19, even while another theater is staging the story of his life, "Jersey Boys." Valli says he's been trying for a few years to be one of the few performers to have a play on Broadway and appear on Broadway at the same time.
TRUMPETER WILL REOPEN ERNIE K-DOE'S MOTHER-IN-LAW LOUNGE
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Ernie K-Doe's Mother-in-Law Lounge will reopen. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports the city council voted Thursday to allow trumpet player Kermit Ruffins to reopen the music venue. K-Doe died in 2001 and his widow ran the place until she died in 2009. A daughter took over but closed it a year later because of financial problems. The city council had to vote to reopen it because it had been closed for more than six months. Ruffins says he's remodeled the place but he's keeping the cartoonish murals of K-Doe.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S MOM SINGS WITH HIM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Bruce Springsteen had a special backup singer for his concert Saturday night: his mom. Adele Springsteen joined him for "Twist and Shout." She was there because it was Bruce's 63rd birthday, and the E Street Band made sure the party was a good one. They didn't finish until nearly 2 AM and they gave out pieces of a giant cake shaped like a guitar. Springsteen says it's been a long time since he's performed on his birthday.
MICKEY HART BEATS A DRUM FOR AARP
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart wants older listeners to know that banging on a drum can be good for them. Hart spoke to the AARP's national convention in New Orleans over the weekend about the healing properties of music. He led a drum circle with hundreds of drummers and took part in a discussion about how music can help offset the mental declines of aging.
NASHVILLE HONORS KINGS OF LEON
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Kings of Leon have two new awards from the city of Nashville. They were given a star on the Music City Walk of Fame Friday. They also were given the second annual Music City Ambassador Award.
SAMMY HAGAR WILL GUEST STAR ON "AMERICAN RESTORATION"
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sammy Hagar will appear on Wednesday's episode of "American Restoration" on the History Channel. The show focuses on a shop in Las Vegas that restores vintage items. Hagar asks the staff to update a vintage refrigerator so he can use it as a rum dispenser.
AMY WINEHOUSE BOXED SET WILL BE RELEASED IN NOVEMBER
LONDON (AP) -- Amy Winehouse's early performances will be the subject of a boxed set coming in November. "Amy Winehouse at the BBC" will feature her earliest BBC Radio sessions, her first TV performances and interviews. Proceeds will support the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
JUSTIN BIEBER, PITBULL PERFORM ON "DANCING WITH THE STARS"
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Justin Bieber and Pitbull will perform on the first elimination episode of "Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars" tomorrow. Bieber will perform his new single, "As Long As You Love Me." Pitbull will debut a new song, "Don't Stop The Party."
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