Wednesday Morning Rock Music Headlines

LED ZEPPELIN SHOOT DOWN REUNION TALK

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jimmy Page says if Led Zeppelin didn't reunite in the five years since the "Celebration Day" concert, why does anyone think they're going to do it now? Page says that show was so good because they had no warm-up gig and they knew they had to get it right the first time. Robert Plant says they were so happy they got it right because they were hanging on for dear life. Plant says doing one show is fun, but "the responsibility of doing that four nights a week for the rest of time is a different thing." "Celebration Day," based on their 2007 reunion show in London, will be in theaters October 17, then released on DVD in November.

BRIAN WILSON RESPONDS TO MIKE LOVE'S COMMENTS ON BEACH BOYS REUNION

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mike Love has said he didn't fire Brian Wilson from The Beach Boys. Wilson says it sort of feels like he did. Wilson writes in the Los Angeles Times they've had several offers to continue their reunion tour, and since it's been fun, why wouldn't they want to continue. Love had said they had only intended to do a certain number of shows, and he had planned for a Beach Boys tour after the reunion tour that only featured himself and Bruce Johnston. Wilson says they never discussed the offers that came in once the reunion was underway. He says he still loves Love and he welcomes a call from him.

RIHANNA, NICKI MINAJ LEAD AMA NOMINATIONS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Best buds Rihanna and Katy Perry will face off for artist of the year at the American Music Awards. Their competition is Justin Bieber, Maroon 5 and Drake. Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are tied for most nominations with four each. They will compete against each other for pop/rock female artist, along with Perry and Kelly Clarkson. Male pop/rock artist nominees are Bieber, Flo Rida, Pitbull and Usher. The pop/rock group nominees are fun., Maroon 5, One Direction and The Wanted. You can help decide who wins by voting at ABC's website. The AMAs are November 18.

"THE VOICE," THE BATTLE ROUND, THE STEAL

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two slightly offbeat singers faced off from Team Adam on "The Voice" last night, but neither one went home. Adam Levine decided to let go of Caitlin Michele, the woman who suffers from extreme panic disorder, in favor of Melanie Martinez, with the two-tone hair. Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton tried to steal Michele, but Green came out victorious. Other victors in last night's battle round include Cody Belew, the singer from a rodeo family; Aquile, who once had his jaw wired shut; Celica Westbrook, who comes from a musical family; and Rudy Parris, who gave up music to be a dad.

"MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR" FILM RE-RELEASED ON iTUNES

LONDON (AP) -- The band Traffic was supposed to be in The Beatles film "Magical Mystery Tour." The Beatles asked Traffic to perform their 1967 single "Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush," but that was cut from the film. It's now part of the bonus material included in the film's release this week on iTunes. Other bonus material includes a scene John Lennon shot called "Nat's Dream" and one with actor Ivor Cutler, who played the bus conductor, called "I'm Going In A Field." Three new edits are included of "Your Mother Should Know," "Blue Jay Way" and "The Fool On The Hill." Paul McCartney provides director's commentary.

ONE DIRECTION SINGS FOR PEPSI

NEW YORK (AP) -- In the tradition of Michael Jackson, Ray Charles and Britney Spears, the latest musical act to star in Pepsi ads is One Direction. They will appear with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in a commercial that starts running today. It shows Brees and One Direction going head-to-head for a can of Pepsi.

LADY GAGA VISITS JULIAN ASSANGE

LONDON (AP) -- Who knew Lady Gaga and WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange were pals? Lady Gaga posted a photo of the two of them to her Little Monsters website with the caption, "No headline." Ecuador's embassy in London confirms the visit but gives no other details. Lady Gaga was down the street at Harrods department store promoting her perfume. Assange sought political asylum in the embassy.

GREEN DAY SEND REGRETS FOR VOODOO EXPERIENCE

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Green Day have called off their appearance at the Voodoo Music and Arts Experience in New Orleans later this month. Singer Billie Joe Armstrong is not ready to perform yet since entering rehab. Voodoo organizers wish Armstrong the best and plan to revise the festival's schedule.

BRET MICHAELS OPENS MUSIC ROOM AT PHOENIX HOSPITAL

PHOENIX (AP) -- Bret Michaels promised he'd give back to the Phoenix hospital where he was treated for a brain hemorrhage. Yesterday he made good on that promise. The Bret Michaels Hospitality and Music Room in St. Joseph's Barrow Neurological Institute opened yesterday. It contains Michaels' personal music memorabilia and features a relaxation area for patients and their families. Michaels was treated at that hospital in 2010 for the hemorrhage and again in 2011 for a heart procedure.

DREW LACHEY OUT ON "DANCING WITH THE STARS"

LOS AGNELES (AP) -- Drew Lachey won't be repeating as a "Dancing With the Stars" winner. He was the season-two champ. But Lachey was the first to get the ax on last night's double-elimination episode. The other All-Star to be cut last night is former winner Helio Castroneves.

KID ROCK SAYS HE'LL RISK FANS FOR POLITICAL IDEALS

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) -- Kid Rock says he's prepared to lose fans by speaking up for his political choices. Rock introduced Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan during a rally outside Detroit Monday. Rock says he has to stand for something even if it may alienate some fans. He says it's OK to disagree.

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE RE-RELEASE SELF-TITLED ALBUM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rage Against The Machine will release a remastered version of their self-titled debut. The new version will come with three bonus tracks. A 20th anniversary edition will also add the band's original demos and a DVD with three videos and three live performances. A boxed set will come with all that as well as a DVD of their London 2010 concert and other live material, a DVD of their first live performance in 1991, a poster and the album on 180-gram vinyl. All versions come out November 27.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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