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Last Update on April 24, 2015 07:12 GMT

PAUL McCARTNEY IS BRITAIN'S RICHEST MUSICIAN

LONDON (AP) -- To say Paul McCartney does all right for himself is an understatement. London's Sunday Times reports McCartney and his wife, Nancy Shevell, top its list of Britain's richest musicians with a fortune of $1.1 billion. Andrew Lloyd Webber is second with $976 million, followed by U2, Elton John and Mick Jagger. The Sunday Times also compiled a list of the Britain's richest musicians under 30, and Adele tops that list with a fortune of $75 million. The members of One Direction, including the recently departed Zayn Malik (MAL'-ihk), are tied at second with $37.5 million each.

SCOTT WEILAND ENLISTS NEW GUITAR PLAYER

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Scott Weiland has hired a new guitar player for his band, The Wildabouts. Nick Maybury of the Australian band Mink will take over guitar duties. The original guitarist, Jeremy Brown, died suddenly March 30, the day before the release of Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts' debut record, "Blaster." Weiland says Brown "had big shoes and no one can fill them...but we have to soldier on." He says Maybury is "an incredible player and a great fit for The Wildabouts." The band will start the American leg of their tour tomorrow in Jacksonville.

GLENN MEDEIROS GETS JOB HEADING UP SCHOOL

HONOLULU (AP) -- A Catholic boys school in Honolulu is about to put a pop star in charge. KHON-TV reports Glenn Medeiros (meh-DEER'-ohs) will start as president of St. Louis School on July 1. Medeiros had a number-12 hit in 1987 with "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You," and a number-one song with Bobby Brown with "She Ain't Worth It." Medeiros has a bachelor's degree in history and humanities and both a masters and a doctorate in education. Madeiros' current job is vice principal at Maryknoll High School in Honolulu.

LADY GAGA WILL BE HONORED BY SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME

NEW YORK (AP) -- Lady Gaga's talents as a songwriter will be acknowledged by others who practice the same craft. Lady Gaga will get the first Contemporary Icon Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The hall's organizers say the award honors a performing songwriter "who has attained an iconic status in pop culture." Lady Gaga will receive her award during the hall of fame's annual gala June 19 in New York.

NEW ELVIS CHAPEL CELEBRATES FIRST WEDDING

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Kaycee Satava (sah-TAY'-vah) always knew she'd have an Elvis-themed wedding. What she didn't know is that Priscilla Presley would be her matron of honor and her wedding would be the first at the Graceland-endorsed chapel in Las Vegas. Satava married Cameron Baker yesterday morning at the same casino where Elvis performed back in the day. They won their wedding from the "Today" show, which broadcast the ceremony. It was only two minutes long and the Reverend Kenneth Baker says he'd make sure there was "none of that 'dearly beloved."' Satava says having Presley next to her for her wedding "was a dream."

MARKY RAMONE SAYS THE RAMONES ALWAYS SAT IN THE SAME VAN SEATS

NEW YORK (AP) -- There was no point in calling "shotgun" in The Ramones' van. They all had assigned seats. Drummer Marky Ramone says guitarist Johnny Ramone always sat next to the driver, Marky always sat behind Johnny and next to the tour manager, singer Joey Ramone sat behind them and bassist Dee Dee Ramone sat in the back. Marky Ramone says the only time they ever switched seats is if he or Johnny took over the driving. It's not the only weird thing they did. Marky Ramone says Dee Dee was crazy about taking baths and every time he walked into Dee Dee's hotel room, Dee Dee was in the tub. Marky Ramone's book, "Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life As A Ramone" is in stores now.

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Drummer Marky Ramone of The Ramones says the band all had assigned seats in their van.

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Drummer Marky Ramone of The Ramones says they rarely switched seats in the van.

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Drummer Marky Ramone of The Ramones says singer Joey Ramone had obsessive-compulsive disorder, which nearly turned deadly during a tour of Spain. ((note of length of cut))

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Drummer Marky Ramone of The Ramones says bassist Dee Dee Ramone had a strange obsession.

MELISSA ETHERIDGE FINDS OUT ABOUT HER FAMILY'S PAST

DETROIT (AP) -- Melissa Etheridge's family has a scandal in its past. Etheridge agreed to be researched for the TLC genealogy series "Who Do You Think You Are?" Billboard reports the research turned up ancestors who sued a man for impregnating a teenage member of the family and refusing to marry her. Etheridge's family tree also includes a colonial American bootlegger. Her episode runs Sunday.

 
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