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Last Update on October 23, 2014 07:08 GMT


NASHVILLE (AP) -- Glen Campbell's wife says he's at stage six of the seven stages of Alzheimer's disease. Kim Campbell says he's lost most of his language skills and he rarely understands anything that's said to him. However, she says Campbell still communicates with hugs and smiles, and he's healthy and is "a delight to be around." A documentary about him called "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me" opens in theaters tomorrow. Director James Keach says the opening scene shows Campbell watching the film and not recognizing himself. Keach says once Campbell was told it's him, he loved listening to his own music.


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Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah), AP music correspondent

Singer Glen Campbell's wife gives an update on his struggle with Alzheimer's disease as a new documentary about Campbell opens in theaters tomorrow. AP music correspondent Margie Szaroleta has more. ((opens with music))

<<CUT ..004 (10/23/14)>> 00:20 "says to him"

Kim Campbell

Glen Campbell's wife, Kim, says he's progressed to an advanced stage of Alzheimer's disease. ((longer version of cut used in wrap))

<<CUT ..005 (10/23/14)>> 00:17 "to be around"

Kim Campbell

Glen Campbell's wife, Kim, says although her husband's communication skills are declining, he's still a vibrant individual.

<<CUT ..006 (10/23/14)>> 00:16 "effect of it"

James Keach

"Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me" director James Keach says Campbell has seen the film. (refers to Campbell's wife, Kim.) ((longer version of cut used in wrap))

<<CUT ..007 (10/23/14)>> 00:17 "he loved it"

James Keach

"Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me" director James Keach says Campbell needed to be told that the film was about him.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Here's proof that Taylor Swift fans are crazy about anything -- ANYTHING -- that has to do with her new album, "1989." She hit number one on iTunes in Canada with eight seconds of static. The Hollywood Reporter reports a glitch put a song called "Track 3" available for sale, but nothing was there but static. "Track 3" outsold the singles from "1989" that Swift has already released. The song has since been taken down. The "1989" album comes out next week.


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Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah), AP music correspondent

Singer Taylor Swift has achieved a surprise hit in Canada. AP music correspondent Margie Szaroleta has more. ((opens with music))

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift performing "Shake It Off."


NEW YORK (AP) -- The first time Mick Jagger came to New York in the 1960s, he went to New York's Apollo Theater to see James Brown. He introduced himself and he says Brown couldn't figure out why a young English man cared about him. Fast-forward to 1976, when Jagger again saw Brown perform at the Apollo. This time, Brown brought Jagger on stage with him. Jagger says he was so embarrassed because he hadn't planned on that but knew he couldn't say no. Jagger has produced a documentary on Brown called "Mr. Dynamite" that premieres on HBO on Monday.


<<CUT ..010 (10/23/14)>> 00:16 "people than yourself"

Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger says it was a lot of work creating the James Brown documentary, but he preferred that to working on a recent Rolling Stones documentary.

<<CUT ..011 (10/23/14)>> 00:11 "was really strange"

Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger says he agreed to do a documentary about James Brown before he agreed to do a feature film about Brown.

<<CUT ..012 (10/23/14)>> 00:18 "doing, you know"

Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger says the first time he came to New York in the 1960s, he saw James Brown at the Apollo Theater and Brown seemed unimpressed.

<<CUT ..013 (10/23/14)>> 00:09 "do you know"

Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger says he saw James Brown at the Apollo Theater in 1976, but this time Brown knew exactly who he was.


HONG KONG (AP) -- Kenny G's tweet about his visit to Hong Kong has gotten the attention of Chinese authorities. Kenny G visited the student-led protests, which have occupied the streets for more than three weeks as they push for more democratic reforms in China. He tweeted, "In Hong Kong at the sight of the demonstration. I wish everyone a peaceful and positive conclusion to this situation." A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman notes Kenny G's music is popular in China and adds, "We hope all foreign countries and individuals could be discreet in words and deeds and not support the illegal protest in any forms."


LONDON (AP) -- Most singers who do an album of standards grew up listening to the songs they cover. Annie Lennox didn't. Lennox has released an album of jazz standards called "Nostalgia." She grew up listening to The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Motown rather than jazz. Lennox came up with the idea for "Nostalgia" two years ago when rehearsing with Herbie Hancock and his band in Washington before an AIDS benefit. She was just singing for fun and realized it would be an interesting place for her voice to explore. Might this be Lennox's last album? Maybe, maybe not. She says she feels every album is her last one and she rarely has long-term plans.


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Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox says she came up with the idea of doing a jazz album while rehearsing with Herbie Hancock and his band two years ago in Washington.

<<CUT ..015 (10/23/14)>> 00:13 "from another angle"

Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox says she didn't want to do just another version of "Summertime."

<<CUT ..016 (10/23/14)>> 00:17 "done with that"

Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox says she thinks every album will be her last one.

<<CUT ..017 (10/23/14)>> 00:15 "long term plans"

Annie Lennox,

Annie Lennox says she can't think much beyond whatever project is at hand.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Florida Georgia Line have their first number-one record. "Anything Goes" debuts at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart with sales of 197,000 copies. It's been a good run for country music lately. Last week's number one album was country: "Old Boots, New Dirt" by Jason Aldean. The week before that, the top album was a country one: Blake Shelton's "Bringing Back The Sunshine."


LIVERPOOL, England (AP) -- George Harrison's boyhood home has sold at auction for $250,000. The Liverpool Echo reports Beatles fan Jackie Holmes had the winning bid for the modest three-bedroom home where The Beatles used to rehearse. Harrison's family moved there when he was 6 and stayed until the early 1960s. Holmes says she paid double what a house is worth in that area, but she's thrilled because she missed out on buying John Lennon's house last year. Holmes says she may move into the house and she plans to restore one of the rooms back to the way it was in the 1960s.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The crazy dreams of Tom DeLonge of Angels And Airwaves and of Blink 182 has been turned into an animated short film. DeLonge will release "Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker" on December 9. It's about a man named Poet who has the ability to know when he's dreaming, but his nightmares are starting to break into his waking life. DeLonge co-wrote the story, and the film features music from the upcoming Angels And Airwaves album "The Dream Walker." That album comes out in December.


NASHVILLE (AP) -- Bob Seger and Jason Aldean will team up for the next edition of "CMT Crossroads." Their episode premieres the day after Thanksgiving, November 28.

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