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Last Update on October 08, 2015 07:10 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Down in the Boondocks" singer Billy Joe Royal has died. Royal passed away Tuesday at his home in Morehead, North Carolina. He was 73. "Down in the Boondocks" hit number 9 in 1965. Royal's other pop hits include "I Knew You When" and "Cherry Hill Park." Royal enjoyed a successful country music career in the 1980s, with hits like "Tell It Like It Is," "Love Has No Right" and "I'll Pin A Note To Your Pillow." His song "Burned Like A Rocket" had been a rapidly rising hit in 1986 until the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster happened and country radio stopped playing it.
017-r-49-(Billy Joe Royal, performing "Tell It Like It Is")--Billy Joe Royal performing "Tell It Like It Is." (8 Oct 2015)
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016-r-50-(Billy Joe Royal, performing "Down in the Boondocks")--Billy Joe Royal performing "Down in the Boondocks." (8 Oct 2015)
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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Shania Twain has a respiratory infection so bad she has to sit out a few concerts. Twain says in a statement her doctors advised her to rest for several days. She called off Tuesday's show in Manchester, New Hampshire, and last night's show in Albany, New York. The shows will not be rescheduled but refunds will be given. Twain hopes to be well enough to perform tomorrow in Quebec City.
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) -- John Mayer says he doubts there's anybody who bought a ticket to the Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well shows in California and in Illinois who said, "I hope this is really it." Mayer says he can't imagine a Deadhead saying, "When I paid my money, I paid to see these guys finish this." Dead guitarist Bob Weir says, "I guarantee there are a couple." Mayer will join Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann (KROYTZ'-man) to tour as Dead and Friends beginning October 29 in New York.
010-a-17-(Mickey Hart, drummer for The Grateful Dead, in AP interview)-"nor should you"-Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart says they play as much for themselves as for the fans. ((note length of cut)) (8 Oct 2015)
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011-a-20-(John Mayer, musician, and Bob Weir, guitarist for The Grateful Dead,, in AP interview)-"to pay out"-Musician John Mayer and Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir say there is no shame that the Dead played farewell shows and then announced more shows. ((note length of cut)) (8 Oct 2015)
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009-a-15-(Bob Weir, singer-guitarist for The Grateful Dead, in AP interview)-"to do this"-Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir says it wasn't their plan to give away 10,000 tickets for their New York show next month. (8 Oct 2015)
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012-a-14-(John Mayer, musician, in AP interview)-"stigmas for everybody"-Musician John Mayer says he felt a connection in playing with The Grateful Dead that is what music is supposed to do. (8 Oct 2015)
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TOPANGA, Calif. (AP) -- John Fogerty used to go into a rage whenever he was approached about Creedence Clearwater Revival reuniting. Fogerty says he's let those feelings go and now his answer is, "I don't know. Maybe." However, he doubts it. Drummer Doug Clifford agrees. He says, "Things are too broken." Bassist Stu Cook says, "It would be a milestone if we could just sit down and have a beer."
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Ashley Madison website hack was an unfortunate event for the people involved, but Brad Paisley sees it as a gift from the comedy gods. Paisley and Carrie Underwood are hosting the Country Music Association Awards. Paisley says, "It's the wrong thing to say... but God bless the Ashley Madison website hack, for many reasons." He says if there's any group that can speak about cheating, it's country singers. Paisley says the elections also are giving the comedy writers so many things to write about, they can't keep up. The CMAs are November 4.
013-a-17-(Brad Paisley, country singer, with reporters)-"all of that"-Brad Paisley says it's a great year to host an awards show. ((note length of cut)) (8 Oct 2015)
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015-a-18-(Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, country singers, with reporters)-"website it's us"-Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood say one news item has been a gift to the comedy writers coming up with material for the Country Music Association Awards. ((note length of cut)) (8 Oct 2015)
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014-a-06-(Brad Paisley, country singer, with reporters)-"can't keep up"-Brad Paisley says he's got too much funny stuff to work with for his hosting job at the Country Music Association Awards. (8 Oct 2015)
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NASHVILLE (AP) -- You wouldn't think country singer Thomas Rhett and alternative rock group Fall Out Boy would even know each other. They will team up for a performance at the Country Music Association Awards. They have not revealed what song they will do. The CMAs will open with Eric Church and Hank Williams Junior performing Williams' new song, "Are You Ready For The Country." The CMAs are November 4.
NASHVILLE (AP) -- Taylor Hicks will have two chances to sing the national anthem. He will sing before the Nashville Predators' home opener against the Hurricanes today. Hicks will also sing the anthem before the Major League Baseball Division Series Playoff Game Five as the Kansas City Royals host the Houston Astros. Hicks plans to release an album next year.
Investors await release minutes from Fed's policy meeting
WASHINGTON (AP) -- While the minutes from the Federal Reserve's regular policy meetings can be a ho-hum affair, the mood is different this time.
JUDGE DENIES COSBY BID TO TOSS LAWSUIT
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- A lawsuit against Bill Cosby has survived an attempt to have it kicked out of court.
PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. (AP) -- It takes more than money to get a college named after you.
IN THE NEWS: SELF-DRIVING CARS
TOKYO (AP) -- Like those objects in your rear-view mirror, self-driving cars may be closer than they appear.