AEROSMITH ROCK THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston University student Becca Emmetts had a heck of a reason for missing physics class yesterday: "Aerosmith was playing on my front stoop." She happens to live in the building where Aerosmith lived in the early 1970s, and they chose that spot for a free lunchtime concert yesterday. Thousands of fans crowded the streets, hung out windows and stood on fire escapes and roofs on Commonwealth Avenue for the show. A city plaque will be mounted on the front of the building in Aerosmith's honor. Aerosmith were promoting voting in today's election and today's release of their "Music From Another Dimension" album.
MUSICIANS PUSH POLITICAL CANDIDATES IN FINAL DAYS OF CAMPAIGN
BOSTON (AP) -- Musicians are helping with the final push of political campaigning. Kid Rock performed at the last campaign event for Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Manchester, New Hampshire, last night. Sam Moore of Sam and Dave, Meat Loaf, John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting and the Marshall Tucker Band have also done Romney events. Bruce Springsteen traveled with President Barack Obama in his final day of campaigning yesterday. Stevie Wonder played an unannounced concert for early voters in Cleveland Saturday. John Legend led a "Souls to the Polls" effort with local churches in Ohio. Others who have been helping the Obama campaign include will.i.am, Lady Gaga, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Beyonce', Jay-Z and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco.
GUNS N' ROSES ADS CHANGED
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Las Vegas resort that's promoting Guns N' Roses' four-week run of shows there plans to change the artwork on the ads. The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino used ads based on the original "Appetite For Destruction" cover, depicting a disheveled woman who appeared to have been sexually assaulted, sitting beneath the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign. Rape crisis groups complained. The Hard Rock has issued a statement of apology and says it modified the ads on Friday.
"THE VOICE": TEAM ADAM AND TEAM BLAKE SING LIVE
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Adam Levine says he hates the term "rock star," but that's the only way he could describe Amanda Brown on "The Voice." She belted out a version of "Dream On" that brought down the house. Julio Cesar Castillo from Team Blake took a risk in singing a mariachi song called "El Rey" in Spanish. Blake Shelton says Castillo had to come up with a way to express emotion to non-Spanish speakers and he did it. Cassadee Pope from Team Blake got so into her performance she bonked herself in the face. The fashion icon of the night: Cee Lo Green, who wore a silk puffy shirt and Rick James-like hair. Jerry Seinfeld tweeted to Green, "Thanks for keeping it puffy."
MAROON 5, JERMAINE PAUL PERFORM ON "THE VOICE"
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Maroon 5 and reigning champ Jermaine Paul will perform on "The Voice" on Thursday's results show. Maroon 5 will play their new single, "Daylight." Paul will do his debut single, "I Believe In This Life."
LADY GAGA FAN SITE HACKED
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lady Gaga has sent help to a fan site after it fell victim to a cyber attack. Gaga Daily was hacked by a person or group calling itself "pyknic." Lady Gaga says she enlisted her "haus of Gaga techies" to work on the problem. The site has been restored. "Pyknic" also hacked into several NBC websites. Those sites appear to be functioning normally.
CHEVELLE BRINGS IN THE SISTER
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chevelle is a band of brothers, but for one day, a sister moved in. Singer Pete Loeffler says it's his sister Natalie -- and wife of bassist Dean Bernardini -- who sings on "Same Old Trip." Loeffler says he was singing falsetto in the studio on a day when Natalie happened to be there. He put headphones on her and had her sing the part, which she nailed in 30 minutes -- fast by studio standards. Loeffler says Natalie is a natural and he'd use her vocals again.
BRUNO MARS: SNL
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bruno Mars isn't about to give up his daytime job. But he says he got a big career boost for taking on the role of host and musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" last month. Besides singing two songs, Mars appeared in several skits, including one where he did impersonators of other musicians as a live fill-in at Pandora when the company's computers crashed. He says doing the show was a way for him to face his fears and "just let it all hang loose."
CHRIS BROWN STARS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chris Brown has launched a charity to support his favorite causes -- and yes, domestic violence prevention is one of them. The Symphonic Love Foundation creates programs and gives grants in two areas: "Art" and "Love." The "Art" causes includes arts education for inner city kids and funding for a dance academy. The "Love" causes include teaching kids about dating violence, helping the disabled and supporting AIDS patients. Brown says it's been a labor of love and he hopes his foundation encourages everyone to be who they want to be.
SHARON OSBOURNE GETS MASTECTOMY
LONDON (AP) -- Sharon Osbourne says she has undergone a double mastectomy. Osbourne tells Hello! magazine she carries a gene that increases the risk of developing breast cancer and she didn't want to live with that shadow hanging over her. Osbourne, who's 60, says without the surgery, the odds were not in her favor. She battled colon cancer ten years ago.
KID ROCK RELEASES SONG THROUGH MICHIGAN.ORG
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- One of Kid Rock's songs of his upcoming album is out already on the Michigan tourism site. The song is called "Detroit, Michigan" and it references local celebrities like Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and Eminem. The song is on www.Michigan.org . It will also appear on Rock's "Rebel Soul" album, out November 19.
ONE DIRECTION WILL APPEAR ON "THE X FACTOR"
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- One of "The X Factor's" greatest successes overseas will perform on the American version this week. One Direction will sing two songs on Thursday's "X Factor." The members of One Direction had each auditioned for the UK version of "The X Factor" in 2010 and were put together as a group when they failed to advance as individual singers. They finished third. Singer Niall Horan says it will be the first time they've performed in front of Simon Cowell -- or as he calls him, "Uncle Si" -- since they were contestants themselves.
MICHAEL BUBLE' DOES ANOTHER CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Buble' will return with another special for the holidays. "Michael Buble': Home For The Holidays" will feature guest performers Rod Stewart, Carly Rae Jepsen, Blake Shelton and Elmo. He'll also use a bit of technical wizardry to duet with Bing Crosby on "White Christmas." The special will air December 10 on NBC.
KESHA, NO DOUBT, USHER WILL PLAY AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kesha, No Doubt and Usher have been added to the list of performers for the American Music Awards. Other performers include Carrie Underwood, Pink, Pitbull, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Linkin Park and Christina Aguilera. The AMAs will be November 18.
ROLLING STONES DOCUMENTARY SETS HBO PREMIERE
NEW YORK (AP) -- HBO will premiere the Rolling Stones documentary "Crossfire Hurricane" on November 15. The film covers their entire career with rare footage and new interviews.
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