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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dave Stewart of Eurythmics generally has not said much about his five-year relationship with Annie Lennox, but he's about start talking. Stewart will discuss the relationship in his upcoming autobiography, "Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This: A Life In Music." Stewart also relates what his publisher calls "high octane adventures" with Stevie Nicks, Daryl Hall and Bob Dylan, as well as Stewart's spectacular failures in his early career. Mick Jagger wrote the foreword. Stewart's book will be out Feb. 9.
LONDON (AP) -- Rachel Platten can say with absolute honesty that Lady Gaga once opened for her. Platten wishes she had not. Platten says they both were performing at a showcase for the Songwriters' Hall of Fame 10 years ago. She says Lady Gaga went on right before her, wearing a leopard leotard and knee-high white boots and playing the piano with her feet. Platten says the crowd's mouths were all open in amazement. Platten looked at her manager and said, "I don't know how to follow that," and he said, "I don't really think you can."
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Janet Jackson is canceling her Oct. 9 and Oct. 10 shows at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to rest her vocal cords. She also says the Las Vegas stop on her "Unbreakable" tour will move to a new 20,000-seat arena in May. Those holding tickets for the two shows will get their money back -- and get first dibs at buying tickets for the May 14 show. Meanwhile, Jackson's comeback album, "Unbreakable" is being released today.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Will Smith has returned to his musical roots. The Oscar-nominated actor is out with his first music since his 2005 album. He appears on a remix of Colombian band Bomba Estereo's song "Fiesta" the remix is out today. Smith raps in both English and Spanish on the song. He also teamed with the group to do the music video for the remix.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Afropunk Fest in Atlanta has been canceled in anticipation of heavy rainfall this weekend. The festival was to feature D'Angelo, Public Enemy, Santigold and Tyler, The Creator. It was supposed to begin tomorrow. All purchased tickets will be refunded. It's the first year Afropunk was going to be staged somewhere besides New York.
LONDON (AP) -- The title of the new Eagles of Death Metal album "Zipper Down" might seem racier than it actually is. Musician Jesse Hughes says it's a phrase meaning "relax." However, he likes the idea of "Zipper Down" meaning "let it all hang out." He says they're just making it easier to do that. "Zipper Down" is out today.
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NASHVILLE (AP) -- A film about the Grand Ole Opry will hit theaters this winter. The Nashville Tennessean reports "American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry" will feature Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, The Band Perry and Brett Eldredge. In spite of the title, it was filmed on a Monday in August. Eldredge says taking the Opry to the movies will allow people to feel like they're sitting at the Opry, what he calls "the most magical place on earth." The film will be in limited release in December and open in more theaters in January.