ONE DIRECTION MAKE AGREEMENT WITH ONE DIRECTION
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- One Direction has come to an agreement with an American group that claimed to have the name first. The two groups have released a statement saying the American group will change its name to Uncharted Shores. It says both parties are pleased with the resolution. Whether any money changed hands was not mentioned.
BURT BACHARACH REMEMBERS HAL DAVID
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Burt Bacharach remembers songwriting partner Hal David as a man with great instincts. Bacharach writes in The Los Angeles Times they wrote "What The World Needs Now Is Love" and offered it to Dionne Warwick. She didn't like it, so Bacharach says he put it in a drawer and forgot about it. Jackie DeShannon came along a year later and David suggested playing the song for her. Bacharach says when DeShannon started singing it, he knew David had made the right move, because Bacharach would have left it in the drawer. David died Saturday.
PAUL McCARTNEY WILL GET FRENCH HONOR
PARIS (AP) -- Paul McCartney has been nominated for France's legion of honor for his musical contributions. French officials say France's president will decorate McCartney at the rank of officer in a ceremony Saturday in Paris.
RORY STORM AND THE HURRICANES RECORDINGS FOUND
LONDON (AP) -- The band that Ringo Starr was in before The Beatles will finally get around to releasing their first album. The BBC reports Rory Storm and the Hurricanes made recordings in March 1960 at Storm's house and at a Liverpool club. The tapes were forgotten until they were recently discovered in Storm's sister's basement. The band released a few singles but never charted. The tapes will be released later this month.
CHEVELLE GET OLDER AND SMARTER
CHICAGO (AP) -- There was a time when the guys in Chevelle were so bored they'd pay each other to strip naked, put ice buckets on their heads and run through the ghetto of Detroit. Drummer Sam Loeffler says they've grown up a little bit. He says they used to have a half-pipe in their studio that they only recently took out, but they still skate. He says they still do stupid stuff but nobody does the same things they did 10 years ago.
ROLLING STONES PREPARE "GRRR!"
NEW YORK (AP) -- Now we know why The Rolling Stones have been hanging out in a studio in Paris: they've been working on songs to add to a greatest-hits collection. The songs are called "Gloom and Doom" and "One Last Shot," and they're the first songs The Stones have recorded since 2005 for the "A Bigger Bang" album. The greatest-hits package is called "Grrr!" and will be available as a 50-track three-CD collection, a four-CD version with 80 tracks. The cover is a gorilla whose mouth is the Rolling Stones lips-and-tongue logo. The collection comes out November 13.
MICHAEL JACKSON'S ESTATE SETTLES LAWSUIT AGAINST BUSINESSMAN
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Jackson's estate has settled a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against a businessman working with Jackson's mother. The estate will get $2.5 million and Howard Mann is forbidden from using Jackson's likeness without permission. Mann had a website promoting unreleased Jackson songs and had worked with Jackson's mother, Katherine, on a book about her son.
GEORGE MICHAEL PLAYS THANK-YOU CONCERT FOR MEDICAL PERSONNEL
VIENNA (AP) -- George Michael had a special audience yesterday: the people who saved his life. Michael performed a show for about 300 medical personnel from the hospital in Vienna where he was treated for pneumonia in November. Michael spent several weeks in the hospital and says he almost died.
BECK RELEASES SHEET MUSIC
UNDATED (AP) -- If you want to check out the latest release from Beck, you better have some musical training. Beck is releasing 20 songs only as sheet music. The songs of "Song Reader" have never been recorded. Beck calls it "an experiment in what an album can be at the end of 2012," and "bringing them to life depends on you." "Song Reader" comes out in December.
FERGIE LAUNCHES NAIL POLISH LINE
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fergie is hoping you'll want to coat your nails with shades like Grammy Gold, Tonight's Gonna Be A Good Night and Fergalicious. Fergie has launched a nail polish line through Wet N Wild that includes those shades and 21 others. Fergie says launching the nail polish is one of her proudest moments and she was particularly excited to name the colors. The nail polish will be available in mass market retailers this month.
DAVID BOWIE EXHIBIT WILL OPEN IN LONDON
LONDON (AP) -- David Bowie's diary and his Ziggy Stardust jumpsuit will be among the items on display in London next year. An exhibit on Bowie at the Victoria and Albert Museum will also feature 60 costumes, instruments, handwritten lyrics, album art and Bowie's own sketches. The exhibit opens in March.
PIA TOSCANO LEAVES LABEL
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Pia Toscano from the 2011 season of "American Idol" has already switched record labels. She had been signed to 19 Recordings/Interscope but has left for a new deal with producing team The Underdogs. They will work together on material for Toscano's debut album. A release date has not yet been announced.
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