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Last Update on January 29, 2015 08:11 GMT

SLY STONE WINS LAWSUIT

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sly Stone of Sly and the Family Stone has won a big award in a breach-of-contract suit against his business partners. A Los Angeles Superior Court jury has ruled Stone's ex-manager Gerald Goldstein, attorney Glenn Stone and Even St. Productions owe Stone $5 million. Stone's attorneys argued Goldstein and Glenn Stone convinced Sly Stone to become an employee and co-owner of the company in 1989 so they could get at his royalties. Attorneys for Goldstein and Glenn Stone had argued Sly Stone didn't have any royalties because he owed millions to the IRS. Goldstein and Glenn Stone plan to challenge the ruling.

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MORE ON THE BLINK-182 SITUATION

UNDATED (AP) -- There's more back-and-forth between the members of Blink-182 over what's going on with the band. Guitarist Tom DeLonge writes on Facebook he was asked to drop all his projects to do a Blink-182 album in six months. DeLonge says he couldn't break contracts already in place for his other projects. He says, "Never planned on quitting, just find it hard as hell to commit." Bassist Mark Hoppus tells Alternative Press DeLonge enjoys being on stage but other than that, he doesn't want to be in Blink-182.

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GRATEFUL DEAD'S MAIL-ORDER PROGRAM A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

UNDATED (AP) -- Deadheads have flooded the U.S. Mail to get tickets to the final Grateful Dead shows. The band's representative says more than 60,000 envelopes containing more than 350,000 ticket requests have been received as of Monday. The Dead have a history of selling concert tickets by mail. They will perform their final shows together in Chicago in July. Because of the overwhelming success of the mail-order program, the Dead will not do any more pre-sale tickets and the new public on-sale date has been moved from February 14 to February 28 via Ticketmaster.

BUDDY HOLLY BEING TURNED INTO A HOLOGRAM

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Buddy Holly will take the stage once again, as a hologram. The Hollywood Reporter reports Hologram USA is working on turning Holly into a hologram for a show that will debut in Texas next year, then go on tour. Holly's widow, Maria Elena Holly, is giving her blessing. She says she's excited that the project will allow a new generation of fans to experience Holly in concert.

TRISHA YEARWOOD PLANS THIRD COOKBOOK

NEW YORK (AP) -- Trisha Yearwood is putting out another cookbook. "Trisha's Table: My Feel-Good Favorites For A Balanced Life" will be released March 31. Yearwood co-wrote it with her sister Beth. Garth Brooks wrote the foreword. Yearwood has two other cookbooks, "Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen" and "Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood."

FALL OUT BOY ARE NUMBER ONE

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fall Out Boy have racked up their third number-one record. "American Beauty/American Psycho" makes its debut on top of the Billboard album chart, with more than 218,000 equivalent album units. Their "Saves Rock and Roll" and "Infinity on High" albums were also number one.

NICK JONAS EXPLAINS "JEALOUS"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- There was only one woman Nick Jonas considered casting in the video for his song "Jealous" -- his girlfriend. She was the one who inspired the song, after all. Jonas says they were out together and a guy was staring uncomfortably long at her. Rather than get upset, Jonas wrote a song about it. He says jealousy is a feeling that isn't good but everyone has at some point, so it's a relatable song.

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<<CUT ..013 (01/29/15)>> 00:16 "the right choice"

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Nick Jonas says the song "Jealous" is based on a real encounter.

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Nick Jonas says he's glad to open the conversation about jealousy with his song "Jealous."

<<CUT ..015 (01/29/15)>> 00:09 "that is reciprocated"

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Nick Jonas says he can understand why people try to make their significant others jealous.

<<CUT ..016 (01/29/15)>> 00:09 "that personal touch"

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Nick Jonas says he had only one actress in mind when it came to film the video for "Jealous."

PROSECUTOR DENIES IMMUNITY CLAIM IN GREGG ALLMAN FILM CASE

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- A prosecutor denies ever promising immunity to a crew member working on a film based on Gregg Allman's autobiography. District Attorney Jackie Johnson says in court papers assistant director Hillary Schwartz was only promised that anything she said in an interview would not be used against her. Schwartz is one of four people charged with involuntary manslaughter and trespassing after a train slammed into a railroad bridge last February where the crew was filming. A camera assistant was killed. Schwartz wants a judge to dismiss the charges, saying prosecutors offered her immunity in exchange for an interview, then charged her anyway.

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