BLACK KEYS SUE HOME DEPOT AND PIZZA HUT
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Black Keys claim Home Depot and Pizza Hut are ripping off their music. The band filed federal lawsuits Thursday. One claims Home Depot used elements of "Lonely Boy" to sell Ryobi power tools without their permission. The other lawsuit says Pizza Hut misused "Gold on the Ceiling" to sell its Cheesy Bites pizza. The cases seek unspecified damages of more than $75,000 apiece and an order to stop the commercials. A Home Depot spokesman says the company has not seen the complaint but it respects intellectual property rights. A Pizza Hut spokesman directed inquiries to the ad agencies that created the commercial.
ELVIS PRESLEY'S CRYPT WILL NOT BE AUCTIONED
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Elvis Presley fans have spoken: his crypt is hallowed ground. Julien's Auctions had planned to sell the original tomb where Presley's body was kept until Presley was interred at Graceland in 1977. Auctioneer Darien Julien says his company pulled the auction after fans demanded it be kept as a shrine to Presley's memory.
KINGS OF LEON'S CALEB FOLLOWILL BECOMES A FATHER
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill is a first-time dad. Followill's wife, Victoria's Secret model Lily Aldridge, gave birth to a girl Thursday in Nashville. They've named her Dixie Pearl Followill. The couple have been married for a little over a year.
MAROON 5 SING RETRO
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine says the timing of their song "Payphone" is perfect, because it would have been irrelevant 10 or 15 years ago. He says in the age of cell phones, "if you're at a pay phone, clearly there's something wrong." The problem, though, with songs like "Payphone" and "Moves Like Jagger," is that there's a segment of the Maroon 5 audience who doesn't know what Levine is talking about. He says if they did a poll about who Mick Jagger is or what a payphone is, the results would be shocking. Maroon 5's new album, "Overexposed," is out tomorrow.
SITE OF CHRIS BROWN-DRAKE DISPUTE COULD LOSE LIQUOR LICENSE
NEW YORK (AP) -- The club where the entourages of Chris Brown and Drake got into a fight is in danger of losing its liquor license. The New York Post reports the state liquor authority has filed 14 charges against W.i.P. nightclub. It says the club has been cited for several fights, excessive noise and using unlicensed or unprofessional guards. Brown and Drake were involved in a fight that ended with patrons throwing bottles of liquor.
KATY PERRY IS STILL PRO-LOVE
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Katy Perry believes there's no incentive to portray herself as perfect in her "Part of Me" movie. She says she didn't want to make "a narcissistic fanfare film." That means showing herself in bad light and with acne, but Perry felt that would make her relatable. She was filming right as her marriage was breaking up, but Perry says in spite of that, she still believes in love. "Part of Me" opens July 5.
DUFF McKAGAN GETS HIS HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
UNDATED (AP) -- Former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan says he was on the 48-year plan for his high school diploma. He was finally awarded his diploma last week from Roosevelt High School in Seattle. McKagan tweeted a picture of it. He dropped out of school in 10th grade and later earned a GED.
HIGH HEAT DOESN'T STOP "AMERICAN IDOL" AUDITIONS
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- How badly do people want to be the next "American Idol"? Bad enough to wait in 99-degree heat to audition in Newark, New Jersey, on Thursday. Producers had a heart, though, and let people wait inside the Prudential Center. Nearly 5,000 people showed up for the tryouts.
MAXWELL CALLS OFF TOUR BECAUSE OF VOICE PROBLEMS
NEW YORK (AP) -- Maxwell had only planned six concert dates and he had to call them off because of vocal cord issues. His representative says Maxwell is under doctor's orders to rest and get treatment for vocal cord swelling and hemorrhaging. Maxwell says the damage is temporary and usually he can power through it but this time he can't.
ARETHA FRANKLIN TOPS ROLLING STONE'S LIST OF ALBUMS BY WOMEN
NEW YORK (AP) -- Aretha Franklin beats out Joni Mitchell and Dusty Springfield in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 50 greatest albums by women. Franklin's "I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You" is number one, while Mitchell's "Blue" is second. Springfield's "Dusty in Memphis" comes in third. Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" is fourth, followed by Patti Smith's "Horses," Adele's "21" and "Under Construction" by Missy Elliott. Blondie is number eight with "Parallel Lines," The Supremes are number nine with "Anthology," and Bikini Kill comes in tenth with "The Singles."
JACK WHITE, GREEN DAY, NEIL YOUNG SET FOR VOODOO MUSIC FEST
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jack White, Green Day and Neil Young will headline the Voodoo Music and Arts Experience in New Orleans Halloween weekend. Other performers include AWOLNation, Dave Stewart, The Avett Brothers, Skrillex, Silversun Pickups, Thomas Dolby and Bootsy Collins.
MARILYN MANSON WILL GUEST-STAR ON "CALIFORNICATION"
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Marilyn Manson will star as himself on an upcoming episode of "Californication" on Showtime. Hank and Manson meet up in the seventh episode at the house of rock star Atticus Fetch. The next season premieres early next year.
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