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Last Update on September 01, 2015 07:09 GMT

WHITE HOUSE RESPONDS TO KANYE WEST'S PRESIDENTIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) -- The White House is all in favor of Kanye West's presidential campaign. West said at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday he was running for president in 2020. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says he looks forward to seeing what slogan West chooses to embroider on his campaign hat.

MUSICIANS LINE UP TO BE PART OF "SPONGEBOB" MUSICAL

NEW YORK (AP) -- The "SpongeBob SquarePants" musical will have a bit of an urban flair....and a country flair...and a rock flair. John Legend, Lady Antebellum and David Bowie are among those who will contribute original songs to "The SpongeBob Musical." So will Cyndi Lauper, The Flaming Lips, T.I., Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants, Panic At The Disco and Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith. The production will be staged in Chicago starting June 7 with intent to move to Broadway.

MADDIE AND TAE FOLLOW UP "GIRL IN A COUNTRY SONG"

NASHVILLE (AP) -- Maddie and Tae made fun of stereotypes in country music with "Girl In A Country Song." The next thing they'd love to blow away: synthesized beats. Maddie Marlow says she hates fake drums and it's time to bring back real ones. Their song "Fly" is a ballad with acoustic guitars and they nearly wore themselves out before releasing that. Tae Dye says they were trying to be machines in coming up with a song that would live up to "Girl In A Country Song" until they realized they should just put out something they believe in. Maddie and Tae's debut album, "Start Here," is out now.

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005-a-12-(Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye, singers with Maddie and Tae, in AP interview)-"the real drums (laughs)"-Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye of Maddie and Tae say some country music is getting so highly produced that it's not good for a concert setting. (1 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..005 (09/01/15)>> 00:12 "the real drums (laughs)"

007-a-18-(Tae Dye, singer with Maddie and Tae, in AP interview)-"to our fans"-Tae Dye of Maddie and Tae says they were wearing themselves out trying to come up with a song to follow up "Girl In A Country Song." ((note length of cut)) (1 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..007 (09/01/15)>> 00:18 "to our fans"

004-a-12-(Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye, singers with Maddie and Tae, in AP interview)-"live as well"-Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye of Maddie and Tae say they are trying to avoid what they see as an unfortunate trend in country music. (1 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..004 (09/01/15)>> 00:12 "live as well"

006-a-13-(Maddie Marlow, singer with Maddie and Tae, in AP interview)-"poking fun at (second reference)"-Maddie Marlow of Maddie and Tae says their debut song "Girl In A Country Song" was something they had to say in their music. (1 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..006 (09/01/15)>> 00:13 "poking fun at (second reference)"

THE EDGE MARKS TEN YEARS OF HIS NEW ORLEANS CHARITY

NEW YORK (AP) -- When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 10 years ago, The Edge of U2 started a charity to help the musicians there. A decade later, he's proud to point to the accomplishments that his Music Rising charity has done. Music Rising says in a statement it has given $5 million in musical instruments to 30 Gulf Coast schools, became the largest purchaser of Hammond organs to replace ones in churches hit by the hurricane, and helped create a $1 million music curriculum at Tulane University. The Edge says he felt music would be crucial to the healing process, and he wants to support the New Orleans music scene "so it can do its magic for many generations to come."

WILLIAM LEE GOLDEN OF THE OAK RIDGE BOYS GETS HITCHED

NASHVILLE (AP) -- Oak Ridge Boy William Lee Golden has gotten married. The Nashville Tennessean reports Golden married Simone Staley in a small ceremony in Nashville on Saturday. It's Golden's fourth marriage. Fellow Oak Ridge Boys Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall and Richard Sterban attended the wedding.

JONATHAN EDWARDS EXPLAINS THE UNLIKELY ORIGINS OF "SUNSHINE"

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- If all had gone as planned, we would have never heard the song "Sunshine" by Jonathan Edwards. He tells Portland magazine he only came up with that song because an engineer had accidentally recorded over another song they had been working on. Edwards says the engineer asked him to come up with something else that was three minutes long. Edwards recorded "Sunshine" on the spot with vocals and bass, then added the 12-string guitar and drums later. Edwards says even if he never has another hit, he'll be "thrilled to leave this world remembered for that one song."

JOHN FRUSCIANTE'S GUITAR IS FOUND

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco police have recovered a stolen guitar owned by former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante (froo-SHAHN'-tee) that was on its way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Frusciante had given the 1966 Fender Telecaster, worth $30,000, to a friend who had his home burglarized on August 16. Officer Carlos Manfredi says investigators determined the guitar changed hands three times within 10 days before it was found. Police have not given information on suspects. The guitar was returned to the friend, who will continue with the plans to loan it to the Rock Hall.

EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTORS OPPOSE HARD DAY OF THE DEAD FESTIVAL

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles music festival featuring Skrillex and DeadMau5 (DED'-mows) is facing opposition from an unlikely source: doctors. The Los Angeles Times reports emergency room doctors are speaking out against the Hard Day Of The Dead festival on Halloween weekend at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds. Some of them say such festivals swamp emergency rooms with young people who have overdosed and the festivals should not be on county-owned land. A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fair Association says it will work with promoter Live Nation to ensure the safety of the concertgoers.

GLASS TIGER SINGER SUFFERS STROKE

UNDATED (AP) -- Glass Tiger singer Alan Frew is recovering from a stroke that is affecting the right side of his body. Frew writes on Instagram he suffered the stroke on Thursday but he did not suffer any brain damage. He says he is "fighting the warrior's fight" and he promises he will be back again to release another album. Glass Tiger's biggest hit was "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)," which hit number 2 in 1986.

JOE WALSH PLANS AUTOBIOGRAPHY

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Joe Walsh jokes he used to think he could make more money by not writing a book than by writing one. Walsh tells Billboard magazine he has been working on a memoir for about a year and he'll put it out when it's done. Walsh says, "Some of it's really funny. Some of it is what happened. Some of it is other people telling me what I did and some of it is just plain my humor."

JETHRO TULL'S IAN ANDERSON WILL PAY HIS RESPECTS TO THE OTHER JETHRO TULL

LONDON (AP) -- Jethro Tull, meet Jethro Tull. Tomorrow, singer Ian Anderson will visit the burial place of 18th century agriculturalist Jethro Tull in Lower Basildon, a small town in southern England. Anderson is working on a rock opera about Tull's life.

DAN AND SHAY SPEAK OUT AGAINST EBAY AUTOGRAPH SELLERS

UNDATED (AP) -- Dan and Shay are blasting predatory autograph sellers. They have posted an open letter on their social media asking eBay sellers who camp outside their shows to stop it and to stop ripping off their fans. Dan and Shay also ask fans who feel they have been taken advantage of by an eBay seller offering their autographs to contact the duo. Dan and Shay say they'll invite fans to a meet-and-greet or send something autographed for free.

 
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