Last Update on November 24, 2015 08:10 GMT
CHARLIE PUTH AND MEGHAN TRAINOR ARE JUST FRIENDS
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- For as hot as Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor got at the American Music Awards, it turns out it was just a stunt. Their representative confirms to Billboard magazine the two are not dating. Puth and Trainor ended their duet of the song "Marvin Gaye" with a makeout session. Puth says when he created the song, his intent was for people to make out to it. He says kissing Trainor is like kissing his best friend, but he acknowledges she's a great kisser.
ADELE'S "25" ALBUM ALREADY A HUGE SELLER
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Adele's "25" has just reached a major sales milestone and could shatter an all-time record. It's sold 2.3 million copies in just three days, according to Nielsen Music. It's only the second album to sell more than 2 million copies in a week. The other album is the record holder: `N Sync's "No Strings Attached," which sold 2.4 million in its debut week in March 2000. The final numbers will be reported on Sunday.
U2 RESCHEDULE PARIS DATES
NEW YORK (AP) -- U2 will return to Paris to make up the shows canceled after the attacks there on November 13. U2 will perform December 6 and 7. Bono says for one night, "the killers took lives, took music, took peace of mind - but they couldn't steal the spirit of that city." He says U2 will put on their best for Paris. The original U2 show was supposed to be broadcast the same day on HBO, and the December 7 show will be shown on HBO as planned.
FETTY WAP THROWS CASH IN MALL
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) -- Fetty Wap (WOP) must be doing well for himself. He's throwing away money. Videos posted on social media show Wap tossing cash over a balcony at Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, New Jersey, on Saturday. Wap tweeted he was so happy to be shopping with his daughter that he threw $2,000 to fans.
ARLO GUTHRIE PLAYS AT SITE OF "ALICE'S RESTAURANT"
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) -- Arlo Guthrie is back at the Old Trinity Church, and he probably won't be taking out the garbage. Guthrie played at the former church in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, last night and will play again tonight. Fifty years ago on Thanksgiving, Guthrie was visiting friends who lived there and took out the trash as a favor, but dumped it off a cliff. The ridiculous events that happened after that inspired Guthrie to write his song "Alice's Restaurant." The church now houses The Guthrie Center.
JOEY + RORY PLAN ALBUM OF HYMNS
UNDATED (AP) -- Joey and Rory will put out a new album on Valentine's Day. Rory Feek writes on his "This Life I Live" blog it will be called "Hymns That Are Important To Us." He calls it "Joey's album" and says it's full of hymns his wife sang while growing up. He says they recorded it at the beginning of the summer, then whenever she felt up to singing. Joey Feek is suffering from terminal cancer and is in hospice care at their home in Indiana. Rory Feek says it's "the music that makes this beautiful, tragic, crazy life somehow make sense."
BILLY GIBBONS GOES JAZZ
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons didn't really think about ever playing jazz until he was invited last year to play the Havana Jazz Festival. Gibbons says he didn't want to pass up a chance to go to Cuba. The gig fell through, but the jazz idea stuck with him. He says he went into a studio with some friends basically to smoke, drink and make a lot of noise. He says they kept playing music with an Afro-Cuban twist. Even though they didn't intend to make a record, Gibbons thought it was so good it was worth releasing. It's called "Perfectamundo" and it's out now.
016-a-14-(Billy Gibbons, guitarist for ZZ Top, in AP interview)-"an Afro-Cuban twist"-ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons says the recording session for "Perfectamundo" was just a bunch of friends drinking, smoking and playing around with sounds. (24 Nov 2015)
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014-a-18-(Billy Gibbons, guitarist for ZZ Top, in AP interview)-"go to Cuba"-ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons says he started thinking about Cuban and Latin rhythms when he was asked to perform at the Havana Jazz Festival last year. ((note length of cut)) (24 Nov 2015)
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015-a-11-(Billy Gibbons, guitarist for ZZ Top, in AP interview)-"cigarettes drinking wine"-ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons says he didn't make a record so much as have a studio party. (24 Nov 2015)
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SAM HUNT TRIES TO OPEN UP COUNTRY MUSIC
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sam Hunt's advice for people who hate country music: give it another try. Hunt says over the years, certain stereotypes have been attached to country music that were probably wrong and kept people from listening to it. He says one of the most fulfilling things that fans tell him is that they never listened to country music before they heard his record. He says country music is diverse and there's something for everyone.
013-a-13-(Sam Hunt, country singer, with reporters)-"of that movement"-Country Singer Sam Hunt says country music has many influences that color the music in different ways. (24 Nov 2015)
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011-a-18-(Sam Hunt, country singer, with reporters)-"were wrongfully attached"-Country Singer Sam Hunt says country music is more accessible than ever. ((note length of cut)) (24 Nov 2015)
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012-a-10-(Sam Hunt, country singer, with reporters)-"to other artists"-Country Singer Sam Hunt says he's proud that he's opened up country music to new fans. (24 Nov 2015)
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013-a-12-(Sam Hunt, country singer, during broadcast)-"you for that"-Country singer Sam Hunt says he could not have won new artist of the year without a strong support system. COURTESY: Dick Clark Productions ((mandatory on-air credit)) (23 Nov 2015)
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CHARLES AZNAVOUR SICK
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Charles Aznavour has postponed two Amsterdam concerts because of health problems. The concert promoter says Azvanour's concert this past Sunday and one set for December 9 have been called off. Aznavour, who is 91, is suffering from an acute stomach and intestinal infection. The concerts have been rescheduled for January.