MIKE LOVE CLARIFIES BEACH BOYS SITUATION
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mike Love of The Beach Boys says he did not fire Brian Wilson, doesn't have the power to do that, and wouldn't even if he did. Love writes in the Los Angeles Times in response to reports that he kicked Wilson out of the Beach Boys after their 50th anniversary tour wrapped up in Europe. Love says originally Wilson was only going to join the band for a few dates but agreed to 50 dates. They added 25 more dates. Love says Wilson and Al Jardine wanted to keep the tour going, but Love had already booked his own tour. Love says like any good party, no one wants it to end, but no one wants a 50th anniversary tour that lasts 10 years.
"AMERICAN IDOL" PRODUCERS SAY EVERYTHING IS FINE
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "American Idol" is doing damage control after word of a feud between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey came out last week. "Idol" producers have issued a statement saying they are "one of the best, most passionate, dynamic and invested judging panels we've ever had." They say there has been much media speculation and accusations and much of it is inaccurate. They say, "Production is going extremely well" and the judges are focused on finding the best talent.
DUFFY'S APARTMENT CATCHES FIRE
LONDON (AP) -- Duffy is sorting through her stuff to figure out what's savable after her London apartment caught fire last week. According to London's Evening Standard, Duffy's first concern was rescuing her dog and two cats. One cat was missing but eventually turned up. Firefighters took six hours to put out the fire. An investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.
ART GARFUNKEL POSTPONES TOUR
UNDATED (AP) -- Art Garfunkel is calling off the rest of his concert dates for this year because of vocal problems. Garfunkel was diagnosed with a weakened vocal cord two years ago. He says he thought he was ready to perform and adds, "How painful to try and not be quite there yet."
NEIL YOUNG'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY SKIPS CHRONOLOGY
NEW YORK (AP) -- You might read a rock biography that starts at the beginning and continues chronologically. Neil Young's autobiography doesn't do that. Young says if you have a conversation with people, it isn't always linear. He says they might be distracted by something outside the window, so he thought that was a natural way to write his book. Young says his whole idea was that it would be off the top of his head and he would not spend any time organizing anything, because that's worked for him on everything else he's done. The book is called "Waging Heavy Peace" and it's out now.
PRODIGY SPONSORS SOCCER TEAM
LONDON (AP) -- The Eastleigh Reds Under-13 soccer team in Hampshire, England, have a new sponsor: Prodigy. New Music Express reports Prodigy decided to sponsor the team when they found out the kids use the song "Warrior's Dance" for their warm-up. Just like any team that puts the sponsor on their uniforms, the Eastleigh Reds have Prodigy's name and ant logo on theirs. Coach Chris Chapman says the kids want Prodigy to come to their games.
MORNING PARADE GIVE INSIGHT ON "HEADLIGHTS"
CHICAGO (AP) -- Morning Parade singer Steve Sparrow was in a tiny dorm room when he came up with the song "Headlights." Sparrow says the song is about the darker side of relationships, about the idea of true companionship versus dependency. He says he likes the weird idea of telling someone that he's going to make mistakes and sometimes be useless but "in return I'll love you endlessly."
KOOL AND THE GANG STILL CELEBRATING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Robert Bell of Kool and the Gang says he never thought the group would get as much mileage as it did out of the song "Celebration." But he notes that recently it was used by NASA as part of the final space shuttle flight. Bell says the hit has surpassed the group's expectations by far. But Bell reminds people it isn't the group's only hit -- and songs like "Jungle Boogie" and "Summer Madness" are still very popular, too.
LADY GAGA WINS LENNONONO PRIZE
LONDON (AP) -- Lady Gaga has a date in Iceland tomorrow to mark John Lennon's birthday. Yoko Ono will present Lady Gaga with the LennonOno Grant For Peace for her work in campaigning for gay, lesbian and transgender rights. Ono says Lady Gaga has altered "the mental map of the world." The ceremony is in Reykjavik tomorrow. Lady Gaga will get a monetary prize, which she will donate to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
KARMIN PERFORM ON "DANCING WITH THE STARS"
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Karmin will be the musical entertainment on tomorrow's "Dancing With The Stars." They will perform "Hello" and "Brokenhearted."
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