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"THE VOICE" CONTINUES BLIND AUDITIONS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Cassadee Pope may not have gotten much attention when she fronted the band Hey Monday, but the coaches were falling over themselves to recruit her on "The Voice." Pope got all four judges to turn around, but Team Blake won her heart. Blake Shelton also won over a tech who tests cars for smog. Team Christina picked up a singer originally from Egypt. Team Cee Lo added a gospel singer. Team Adam made no recruits last night. A hog farmer and a 52-year-old bus driver failed to get any judges to turn around.

BOB MOULD EXPLAINS "SILVER AGE"

CHICAGO (AP) -- Bob Mould was not feeling his age when he named his new record "Silver Age." He says he chose that name because he was being approached about doing things to mark the 20th anniversary of Sugar's "Copper Blue" album. Mould says choosing "Silver Age" was "metallurgical and not philosophical." He envisions it as a companion piece to "Copper Blue," and he's been playing that album in its entirety on his current tour.

MADNESS PREPARE NEW ALBUM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Madness are hoping you will say "yes" to their new album. It's called "Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da." It comes out October 30. The cover will be designed by Peter Blake, the same artist who did the cover for The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." Madness will tour the U.S. early next year.

FEIST WINS POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE

TORONTO (AP) -- Feist says she is "genuinely grateful from one solitary listener to another" for winning Canada's Polaris Music Prize. Feist's "Metals" album beat out nine other contenders, including "Take Care" by Drake. The prize is given to a Canadian album based on merit, rather than sales. Feist wins $30,000. The other nominees take home $2,000 each.

FERGIE, PATTI AUSTIN SING FOR VOTER REGISTRATION

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fergie, Patti Austin and Sheila E. are singing to get people to the polls. They've recorded a song called "L.O.V.E. (Let One Voice Emerge)" to urge single women, minorities and young adults to register to vote. Brenda Russell, Lalah Hathaway, Keke Palmer and Siedah Garrett also sing on the single. Seth Green, Alyssa Milano, Rachel Leigh Cook, and Sophia Bush are featured in the video. You can view it at www.lovevoting.org.

ALICIA KEYS PLAYS MANCHESTER'S CATHEDRAL

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Alicia Keys' voice is great in a concert hall, but it soars in a cathedral. Keys played in the cathedral in Manchester, England, Monday for an "MTV Crashes Manchester" special. She says playing there was "a real honor" and playing brought "an energy there that's very different."

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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