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Last Update on September 04, 2015 07:08 GMT


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Black Sabbath are planning a farewell tour and it will not include drummer Bill Ward. Black Sabbath will begin "The End" tour January 20 in Omaha. They are promising their "most mesmerizing production ever" before calling it quits. Ward and frontman Ozzy Osbourne have had an ongoing dispute.


UNDATED (AP) -- Meghan Trainor says she is napping on the couch with her mama and getting free head rubs after getting her vocal cords fixed. Trainor writes on Instagram she has "survived" the surgery. She called off her tour in August because of vocal cord hemorrhages.


NEW YORK (AP) -- An organization that sponsored two anti-cigarette ads during the MTV Video Music Awards is blasting MTV for the show's many marijuana references. Miley Cyrus ate pot brownies with Snoop Dogg in a skit, lit up with friends in another, took a selfie and asked people to say "marijuana," sang the song "Dooo It!" that referenced marijuana, and passed a lit joint to photographers backstage after the show. Kanye West also admitted that he "rolled up a little something" before taking the stage. Eric Asche of the Truth Initiative says it's understandable for viewers to be confused by the mixed messages and he's "extremely disappointed" with MTV. An MTV spokesman says the network is declining comment.


NEW YORK (AP) -- John Fogerty learned about honesty by being dishonest as a kid. Fogerty says he saw another kid stealing a record and was practically boasting about it as he went out the door. Fogerty tried it himself a few times and got away with it. However, he says a "psychological mirror" was thrown at him, and he looked at himself and thought, "John, what are you doing? This is the thing that you love the most in your whole life -- music." He didn't know about karma in those days, but he felt he was tainting the thing he cherished. He's been a stickler for honesty ever since. Fogerty will put out his autobiography, "Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music," on October 6.


015-a-14-(John Fogerty, musician, in AP interview)-"rush you know"-John Fogerty says he learned a life lesson about honesty while still a kid. (4 Sep 2015)

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017-a-18-(John Fogerty, musician, in AP interview)-"stickler for honesty"-John Fogerty says he told himself that stealing a record was wrong on so many levels. ((note length of cut)) (4 Sep 2015)

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016-a-15-(John Fogerty, musician, in AP interview)-"stealing a record"-John Fogerty says he stole a few records until he came to a realization. (4 Sep 2015)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Kip Moore calls skating a brotherhood and he wants to continue that for the next generation. Moore has opened skateparks in Annapolis, Maryland, and in San Marcos, Texas. He plans to open two more, in Nashville and in Boston. Moore says he wanted kids to have a safe place to skate and he's in a position to make that happen. He says he'd like to do other projects, not just skating, to help inner-city kids.


010-a-17-(Kip Moore, country singer, in AP interview)-"for these kids"-Kip Moore says he's just getting started with helping young people in low-income areas. ((note length of cut)) (4 Sep 2015)

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008-a-16-(Kip Moore, country singer, in AP interview)-"them some hope"-Kip Moore says skating helped him as a kid and he hopes he can help other kids. (4 Sep 2015)

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009-a-05-(Kip Moore, country singer, in AP interview)-"in these communities"-Kip Moore says he wants kids to become inspired the way he was. (4 Sep 2015)

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NASHVILLE (AP) -- Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys was noodling around with studio musicians and created another band. The Arcs are releasing today their debut album, "Yours, Dreamily." It was recorded in two weeks and it has influences of garage rock, country and mariachi. Auerbach says once they put the identity of The Arcs on it, the project took on a life of its own. Auerbach says they were just amusing themselves and didn't even intend to make a record. Saxophonist Leon Michels says they made so much music that 30 songs didn't make the album.


013-a-10-(Dan Auerbach, singer-guitarist with The Black Keys, in AP interview)-"of making records"-Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys says making a record like "Yours, Dreamily" by The Arcs still means something to them. (4 Sep 2015)

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011-a-13-(Dan Auerbach, singer-guitarist with The Black Keys, in AP interview)-"kind of non-stop"-Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys says his new band, The Arcs, is a loose group of studio musicians who wanted to play together. (4 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..011 (09/04/15)>> 00:13 "kind of non-stop"

014-a-19-(Leon Michels, saxophonist with The Arcs, in AP interview)-"make the record"-The Arcs saxophonist Leon Michels says the music poured out of them in a two-week period. (note length of cut) (4 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..014 (09/04/15)>> 00:19 "make the record"

012-a-13-(Dan Auerbach, singer-guitarist with The Black Keys, in AP interview)-"better it becomes"-Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys says The Arcs' "Yours, Dreamily" album combines garage rock, country and mariachi. (4 Sep 2015)

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NASHVILLE (AP) -- The summer belonged to The Weeknd, according to Spotify. It's declared his song "Can't Feel My Face" as the song of the summer in the United States, based on Spotify streams. The number-two song is also by The Weeknd, "The Hills." "Lean On" by Major Lazer was number three. On a global level, "Lean On" ruled the summer. It beats out Omi's "Cheerleader" and Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" for most Spotify streams worldwide.

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