Monday Morning Rock Music Headlines

NO DOUBT APOLOGIZE FOR "LOOKING HOT" VIDEO

UNDATED (AP) -- No Doubt have pulled the video for "Looking Hot" the day they released it because of an uproar from Native Americans. The video came out Friday and shows the band in a "cowboys and Indians" story, with Adrian Young and Tom Dumont as cowboys and Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal dressed as Native Americans. No Doubt say on their website they're a multiracial band and they never meant to offend. They say they consulted with Native American friends and experts at the University of California, but they realize they made a mistake and sincerely apologize. A lyric video has been released as its replacement.

AEROSMITH WILL PLAY IN FRONT OF OLD DIGS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Aerosmith have let it slip where they'll play their surprise concert at noon in Boston today. It will be in front of 1325 Commonwealth Avenue, where the band lived from 1970 to 1972. Players from the New England Patriots and some of the cheerleaders will be there too. The concert is to mark the release of the new Aerosmith album, "Music From Another Dimension," out tomorrow. It's also a nonpartisan get-out-the-vote party.

BRITNEY SPEARS PLEASED WITH OUTCOME OF SAM LUTFI TRIAL

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Britney Spears' mother says her daughter is excited justice has prevailed. A judge last week dismissed the case brought by Sam Lutfi, the man who claimed to be Spears' manager five years ago. He said Spears' mother libeled him in her book and he was entitled to a share of Spears' profits. Jurors on the case say they though Lutfi's arguments were inconsistent and weak.

MUSICIANS GATHER TO HELP SANDY VICTIMS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Jon Bon Jovi cranked out their hits as part of NBC's benefit concert for victims of Superstorm Sandy. Springsteen closed Friday's telecast with "Land of Hope and Dreams." Mary J. Blige broke into tears singing "The Living Proof." Steven Tyler performed "Dream On." Christina Aguilera sang "Beautiful," and Sting sent "an SOS to the world" with "Message in a Bottle." Jimmy Fallon led an all-star singalong of "Under the Boardwalk." Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross. ABC plans on doing a "Day of Giving" across various shows today. CBS and Fox have announced donations to the Red Cross.

AIMEE MANN SINGS ABOUT SANDY

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Aimee Mann has drawn inspiration from Barry Manilow and superstorm Sandy. Mann appeared in Tarrytown, New York, last week and sang a song she came up with while riding out the storm in a Brooklyn hotel. It's called "Sandy," sung to the tune of Manilow's "Mandy." It goes, "Oh Sandy, now we hate you as much as Osama, after Con Ed exploded. Oh Sandy, and Chris Christie is calling Obama, glad I already voted." New Jersey's Republican Governor Chris Christie has praised President Barack Obama for his response following the storm.

BLUE OYSTER CULT REUNITE FOR 40TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW TONIGHT

NEW YORK (AP) -- Blue Oyster Cult fans who were disappointed that the band called off their New York show last week because of superstorm Sandy get a bonus for waiting. The original five members will perform at the band's 40th anniversary show tonight. The show was supposed to be last Sunday without all the original members. BOC have just released a 16-CD boxed set called "Blue Oyster Cult - The Columbia Albums Collection," consisting of all their albums and two discs of rarities.

THE HEAD AND THE HEART HAVE A BLUE PAST

CHICAGO (AP) -- In nearly every write-up about The Head And The Heart you might come across, odds are good it will mention how they packaged their first CDs in sleeves they made themselves out of denim. Singer Josiah Johnson says they submitted a bunch of fun facts about the early days of the band and that one has taken a life of its own. Drummer Tyler Williams says they made the sleeves because they all had old jeans and they didn't want to buy jewel cases. Johnson says they only sold those CDs in four cities, so it's sort of a badge of honor when fans bring them to shows to prove they were at those early shows.

OZZFEST HEADS TO TOKYO

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ozzfest is going to Japan. The first Japanese Ozzfest will be May 11 and 12 outside Tokyo. The current version of Black Sabbath, without drummer Bill Ward, will co-headline with Slipknot. The rest of the lineup has yet to be announced but will be a mix of Western and Japanese artists.

SUICIDE SILENCE SINGER KILLED

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Singer Mitchell Lucker of the death-metal band Suicide Silence has died in a motorcycle crash. He was 28. Police in Huntington Beach, California, say Lucker lost control of his Harley-Davidson on Wednesday and hit a light pole. He died Thursday. Police have not yet determined whether alcohol was a factor. The band say on their Facebook page the news is "completely devastating" to them and Lucker will forever be in their hearts.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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