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Last Update on October 30, 2014 07:08 GMT

HERBIE HANCOCK SAYS HE WAS A CRACK ADDICT

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Herbie Hancock is coming clean: he had an addiction to crack cocaine in the late 1990s. Hancock reveals it for the first time in his new autobiography, "Possibilities." Hancock says he chose to write about his addiction because he realized he could "turn those dark days into something positive for others." He says he wanted to show if he could overcome it, so can others.

SLIPKNOT PREMIERE AT NUMBER ONE

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Slipknot's tribute to late bassist Paul Gray is a hit. Their new album ".5: The Gray Chapter" makes its debut at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart, selling 132,000 copies. It's their second number-one album. Gray died of a drug overdose in 2010. T.I.'s "Paperwork" album debuts in second with 80,000 copies. Neil Diamond gets his 18th top 10 album as "Melody Road" checks in at third with 78,000.

ICE CUBE VISITS "SESAME STREET"

NEW YORK (AP) -- There was a time when parents would have freaked out to hear their kids were learning words from Ice Cube, but these days, it's OK. "Sesame Street" has released a video of Ice Cube teaching the word "astounding" to Elmo. He demonstrates by showing Elmo a few magic tricks. You can see the video on "Sesame Street's" Facebook page. Ice Cube has a new single called "Drop Girl" but it is not kid-friendly.

TAYLOR SWIFT READS WITH KIDS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Taylor Swift could have done one more talk show or one more performance to promote her new album. Instead, she read books with kids. Swift stopped by Scholastic headquarters in New York to talk about reading and writing with New York City students in person and 100 others by Skype in Troy, Michigan, and Poway, California, on Tuesday. Swift says as a kid books helped her read about the triumphs and downfalls of others and that helped her alleviate the pain of her reality. She also got some book recommendations from the kids. They like "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls, "Out of My Mind" by Sharon Draper and any of the "Harry Potter" books.

GAVIN ROSSDALE TURNS 49

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Every time Gavin Rossdale of Bush looks in the mirror, he looks good. That's because he never gets any closer than six feet. Rossdale says that's his new system: never get close to a mirror. He says he used to have a three-foot minimum with mirrors and he decided that wasn't working for him. Rossdale turns 49 today. He says his age is not as important as being satisfied with his family, friends and work. Bush's latest album, "Man on the Run," is out now.

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<<CUT ..008 (10/30/14)>> 00:13 "isn't so good"

Gavin Rossdale, singer-guitarist for Bush

Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale says he keeps a youthful appearance by not looking at himself too closely.

<<CUT ..009 (10/30/14)>> 00:09 "six foot difference"

Gavin Rossdale, singer-guitarist for Bush

Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale says he looks good to himself because he doesn't get too close to mirrors.

<<CUT ..010 (10/30/14)>> 00:07 "like the horizon (second reference)"

Gavin Rossdale, singer-guitarist for Bush

Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale says he hasn't decided how he feels about turning 49.

<<CUT ..011 (10/30/14)>> 00:15 "whatever it is"

Gavin Rossdale, singer-guitarist for Bush

Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale says turning 49 is not as important as other things in life.

VINCE GILL'S HIGH SCHOOL UNVEILS STATUE OF HIM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The students of Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City won't soon forget that Vince Gill once attended there. There's a huge statue of him out front. Gill attended yesterday's dedication of a 10-foot sculpture of him with his hands resting on a guitar balanced on its end. Alumni and students welcomed him back during a school assembly.

HUNTER HAYES LAUNCHES TOUR

NASHVILLE (AP) -- Hunter Hayes is teasing a technological surprise on his concert tour. Hayes says he's using a technology still in the design phase that has never been used on tour before, but he won't say anything more. He will say how grateful he is to have a second album, because it makes his set lists more fun. He says it's nice to play a single here and a single there, when he used to have to put his only hit at the end. Hayes plays tonight outside State College, Pennsylvania.

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Hunter Hayes, country singer

Hunter Hayes says he's redesigned the stage for this tour.

<<CUT ..015 (10/30/14)>> 00:15 "excited about it"

Hunter Hayes, country singer

Hunter Hayes says he using a technology on this tour that has not been used before.

<<CUT ..014 (10/30/14)>> 00:16 "want to be"

Hunter Hayes, country singer

Hunter Hayes says he's redesigned the stage for this tour.

<<CUT ..016 (10/30/14)>> 00:15 "the in-between stuff"

Hunter Hayes, country singer

Hunter Hayes says it's useful to have a second album out because he has more music to play in concert.

<<CUT ..017 (10/30/14)>> 00:16 "of the set"

Hunter Hayes, country singer

Hunter Hayes says it's much more fun to create a set list now that his music is better known.

ZAC BROWN BAND PLAYS THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Zac Brown Band will headline the tailgate party for the first College Football Playoff national championship game. They will perform outside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on January 12. Other concerts around the game will be announced later.

ROCK HALL OPENS EXHIBIT ON PAUL SIMON

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Paul Simon will talk you through the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibit about him. It's the first time the Rock Hall has had a first-person narrative for an exhibit. "Paul Simon: Words and Music" will include Simon's first acoustic guitar, the original recording contract for Simon and Garfunkel, the handwritten lyrics for the song "The Boxer," and a letter Simon wrote from summer camp to Art Garfunkel when they were teens. The exhibit opens today.

ROB ZOMBIE PREPARES FOR NEXT FILM

VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) -- Rob Zombie hopes to start filming his next horror movie in February. Zombie says right now they're working on the budget and logistics for "31." It's not just a film -- it's a haunted house waiting to happen. Zombie has turned his other films into rooms in his haunted houses, and he says "31" works as a haunted house more than those films do. Fans can be part of Zombie's crowdfunding campaign for "31" by contributing at www.RZ-31.com .

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Rob Zombi, musician and filmmaker

Rob Zombie says his "31" film is still on track for production.

<<CUT ..013 (10/30/14)>> 00:10 "through that one"

Rob Zombie, musician and filmmaker

Rob Zombie says he anticipates turning his "31" movie into one of his next haunted houses.

TOMMY ROE GETS TWO MILLION SPINS, TWICE

NASHVILLE (AP) -- Tommy Roe knew he had a lot of airplay for his songs "Sheila" and "Dizzy," but he didn't know it was THAT much. Music publisher BMI honored Roe this week with certifications that both those songs have been played on radio more than two million times each. Roe says BMI told him that's the equivalent of playing one of those records continuously for 12 years. Roe says he originally wrote "Sheila" as "Frieda" when he was 14 years old and had a crush on a girl at school.

COUNTRY ACTS HEAD FOR THE HEART OF NEW YORK

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City will host its first country music festival next summer. Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Dierks (DURKS) Bentley will headline the FarmBorough festival June 26-28. Other performers include Dwight Yoakam, Kip Moore, Ashley Monroe, Randy Houser, Wade Bowen, Brandy Clark, Maddie and Tae and The Cadillac Three.

PHARRELL WILLIAMS JOINS APOLLO THEATER BOARD

NEW YORK (AP) -- Pharrell (fah-REL') Williams will have an influence on New York's historic Apollo Theater. Williams has been elected to its board of directors. He's one of 32 leaders in business and culture who are part of the board. Quincy Jones and Leslie Uggams are also board members.

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