UB40′S ALI CAMPBELL RESPONDS TO HIS NAME GETTING CONNECTED TO BRETT KAVANAUGH
LONDON (AP) — Ali (AL’-ee) Campbell of UB40 says he never expected “a right-wing Republican to follow a left-wing reggae socialist band” from Birmingham, England. Campbell’s name has been in the news after Chad Ludington, a Yale classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, said he remembers Kavanaugh getting into a fight with a man Kavanaugh thought was Campbell in a bar in 1985. UB40 had played a concert nearby that night. Campbell tells The Guardian newspaper it obviously wasn’t him and he would remember getting hit with ice in a bar. Campbell says he doesn’t remember that particular gig because they played more than a thousand American concerts in the 1980s. Campbell doubts he would have started a fight anyway, because he says he’s used to getting stared at.
MUSICIANS JOIN BRETT KAVANAUGH PROTEST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alicia Keys, Michael Stipe, Erykah Badu (EHR’-ih-kah BAH’-doo), Maxwell and Esperanza Spalding will be part of a protest tomorrow night outside the Supreme Court. The Party Majority PAC is sponsoring the event in protest of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the court. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Kyle MacLachlan and Norman Lear will also participate.
BUDDY HOLLY’S “PEGGY SUE” DIES
LUBBOCK, Tex. (AP) — The namesake for the Buddy Holly song “Peggy Sue” has died. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports Peggy Sue Gerron died early Monday in Lubbock, Texas. She was 78. Holly originally titled the song “Cindy Lou” after his niece. Crickets drummer Jerry Allison suggested the name change after he had briefly broken up with Gerron. Allison and Gerron married in the 1960s but later divorced. Gerron remarried, and according to her website, she became the first female licensed plumber in California. Gerron also got a ham radio license and would talk to fans from around the world about Holly.
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SIGUR ROS PARTS WAYS WITH DRUMMER AMID RAPE ALLEGATION
LONDON (AP) — Drummer Orri Pall Dyrason (OR’-ee powl DEE’-rah-son) of Sigur Ros (SIH’-yer ROHS) has left the group after rape allegations were made against him. Dyrason says on the band’s Facebook page he is leaving because he does not want the “serious allegations” to influence the band’s “important and beautiful work.” A woman in Los Angeles wrote on Instagram about a rape in 2013. The post has since been deleted. Dyrason has not been charged with a crime. Sigur Ros say they have accepted the resignation to allow Dyrason to deal with the matter privately.
HOW TOM PETTY MADE SUCH GOOD COFFEE
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Petty had a reputation for making an excellent cup of coffee. His biographer, Warren Zanes, says it was surprisingly simple. Zanes tells Rolling Stone magazine Petty told him he once had a cup of diner coffee so good he asked the manager what kind it was. It was Maxwell House. Petty asked if he could watch the manager make it, and he noticed that it was made with a Bunn Automatic coffeemaker, which is used in many establishments that serve coffee in volume. Petty installed not one but two of those coffeemakers in his home. A private chef hosted a party at Petty’s house and made the coffee taste even better. Petty asked his secret, and the chef said it was to use a knife to level off the measuring cup of Maxwell House so it was exact. Zanes says the story didn’t make the biography because it came too late in the process.
KORN KOFFEE COMING LATER THIS MONTH
UNDATED (AP) — Korn is getting into the coffee business. Korn Koffee is described as a dark blend of Ethiopian, Guatemalan and Peruvian beans, “uniquely curated by the members of Korn.” It’s also certified free trade. Korn Koffee will sell for $14.99 for a 12.2-ounce bag starting Oct. 26 through the band’s website.
COLE SWINDELL LOOKS BACK ON LIVE SHOW EXPERIENCE
NASHVILLE (AP) — Cole Swindell (swin-DEL’) is proud of how his live show has evolved. He says he can’t just sing “Break Up In The End” for an hour. Swindell says he used to play all up-tempo songs, just to get people fired up, but now he’s got enough songs that he can have tender moments too. He even pays tribute to acts he’s toured with by occasionally playing one of their songs. Swindell starts his “Reason to Drink....Another” tour with Dustin Lynch and Lauren Alaina tomorrow in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
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MAC MILLER TRIBUTE CONCERT SET FOR OCT. 31
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chance the Rapper, John Mayer, SZA (SIH’-zah) and Miguel are among the musicians who will perform at a tribute concert for Mac Miller. It’s set for Oct. 31 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Other performers include Anderson Paak (PAK), Action Bronson, Schoolboy Q, Ty Dolla Sign and Travis Scott. The concert will be a benefit for the new Mac Miller Circles Fund, which will provide arts funding for youth in underserved communities.
GARTH BROOKS PREPARES “ANTHOLOGY PART 3”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The next installment of Garth Brooks’ “Anthology” will come with augmented reality. Users of the Garth Live app will be able to hold it over the cover and some of the photos inside “The Anthology Part 3: Live” to see them come to life. The book will cover Brooks’ concert career. It comes with five CDs of live performances. It goes on sale Nov. 20.
TAYLOR SWIFT WILL OPEN AMAS
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift will perform her new single, “I Did Something Bad,” to open the American Music Awards next week. Swift is up for entertainer of the year, up against Ed Sheeran, Drake, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone. Other performers include Malone, Ty Dolla Sign, Carrie Underwood, Panic at the Disco and Ciara with Missy Elliott. The AMAs are Tuesday in Los Angeles and will be carried live on ABC.
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by Margie Szaroleta