Last Update on September 02, 2015 07:13 GMT
RIHANNA HITS THE TEN-YEAR MARK
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rihanna says work on her new album is going great and she can't wait to finish it. If she puts it out this year, it will be her eighth album in 10 years and she plans to celebrate that decade in music. Rihanna says she can't believe she's been in the music business for 10 years already and she has a few things in mind for how she'll observe that milestone. She says it means a lot to her that she made it to 10 years. In the meantime, she's released yet another perfume, this one called Ri Ri.
012-q-07-(Rihanna, singer, in AP interview)-"10 years already"-Rihanna was asked how she felt about 10 years in the music business. (2 Sep 2015)
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013-a-13-(Rihanna, singer, in AP interview)-"to 10 years"-Rihanna says she is working on plans for marking her first decade in the music business. (2 Sep 2015)
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014-a-10-(Rihanna, singer, in AP interview)-"you know cute"-Rihanna says she knew what kind of energy she wanted to bring with her new perfume, Ri Ri. (2 Sep 2015)
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011-a-10-(Rihanna, singer, in AP interview)-"my next step"-Rihanna says she's making progress on her next record. (2 Sep 2015)
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LUPE FIASCO OFFERS TO DESTROY FAN COPIES OF "LASERS"
UNDATED (AP) -- Lupe Fiasco wants to take lasers to his album "Lasers." Fiasco writes on Facebook fans who hate his third album, "Lasers," should send him their physical copies and he will destroy them with actual lasers. He says he won't give back their money or offer an apology, because a lot of people liked the record. He says if enough people contact him about it, he will hold a "Lasers"-destroying party on New Year's Day 2016. Fiasco says he decided to "unmake an album" after watching the documentary, "Atari: Game Over," about the Atari game "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial."
NATALIE IMBRUGLIA THINKS LIKE A MAN
LONDON (AP) -- Natalie Imbruglia (im-BROO'-lee-ah) had wanted to do an album covering the music of her favorite female artists. Then she realized what an uphill battle that would be. Imbruglia says even though she loves the songs, she knew she would be compared to every artist she was covering. She says it wasn't much fun anyway. Imbruglia decided to cover only male artists like Cat Stevens, Tom Petty, Damien Rice and Zac Brown Band for her new album, "Male." She says it became fun again and now listeners will just enjoy the music for what it is. "Male" is out now.
007-a-06-(Natalie Imbruglia (im-BROO'-lee-ah), singer, in AP interview)-"do it anymore"-Natalie Imbruglia says she gave up on music for a while. (2 Sep 2015)
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010-a-09-(Natalie Imbruglia (im-BROO'-lee-ah), singer, in AP interview)-"enjoy the music"-Natalie Imbruglia says her "Male" album consists of songs by male artists because she didn't want to measure up to her favorite female singers. (2 Sep 2015)
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008-a-14-(Natalie Imbruglia (im-BROO'-lee-ah), singer, in AP interview)-"to come back"-Natalie Imbruglia says she got shuffled around with record company mergers to the point where she did not enjoy being a musician. (2 Sep 2015)
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009-a-17-(Natalie Imbruglia (im-BROO'-lee-ah), singer, in AP interview)-"didn't feel fun"-Natalie Imbruglia says she decided to do a covers album, but she had a different idea initially. ((note length of cut)) (2 Sep 2015)
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BRUCE DICKINSON OF IRON MAIDEN TRAINS FOR THE NEW ED FORCE ONE
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson is training for their upcoming tour by going back to flight school. Dickinson is a licensed pilot and he plans to fly a Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet as the new Ed Force One. It's almost twice as big as the Boeing 757 featured on the "Flight 666" DVD. He's upgrading his license with training in Wales. Dickinson says the sheer size of the plane will allow Iron Maiden to take their entire crew, stage production and desks wherever they go. Tour dates have not yet been announced, but it will open in the U.S. in late February. The new Iron Maiden album, "The Book of Souls," comes out Friday.
SAMMY HAGAR PREPARES COOKBOOK RELEASE
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sammy Hagar calls his next book "a manual for my personal lifestyle." Hagar will release a cookbook called "Are We Having Any Fun Yet?" that includes more than 50 food and drink recipes and stories from his life as a rock star. The book comes out September 15.
TRAVIS BARKER CREATES MEMOIR
NEW YORK (AP) -- Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is writing his life story and he has plenty of material to cover. His book will be called "Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums." It will cover his near-death in a plane crash, the serious drug addiction he covered up while touring and his rocky marriage to former Miss USA Shanna Moakler. Barker's book will come out October 20.
BAD RELIGION'S GREG GRAFFIN WRITES NEW BOOK
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin has written a book that follows up his 2010 book "Anarchy Evolution." "Population Wars" discusses how war, immune systems, evolutionary theory and the degrading modern environment are leading to huge social problems. Does that sound like heady stuff? Graffin has a Ph.D. in zoology from Cornell and lectures on evolution there. "Population Wars" comes out September 15.
KESHA TAKES ON ROLE ON "JANE THE VIRGIN"
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kesha (KESH'-ah) will be a guest star on the upcoming season of "Jane the Virgin." The Hollywood Reporter reports Kesha will play a rock musician who moves next door to Jane. She will appear in the second episode of the new season, which premieres October 12 on The CW.
LAUREN ALAINA, IMAGINE DRAGONS, BRAD PAISLEY SING FOR ESPN
UNDATED (AP) -- "American Idol" runner-up Lauren Alaina says ESPN just gave her boyfriend, her dad and her brother a reason to think she's that much cooler. Alaina co-wrote and recorded a song called "History" that ESPN will use as part of its college football coverage. ESPN has been using the new Imagine Dragons song "Roots" for its opening week college football coverage. Brad Paisley will perform his new single, "Country Nation," for ESPN's "College GameDay" on Saturday.