SOURCE: POST MALONE, CARDI B CAN’T COMPETE FOR BEST NEW ARTIST GRAMMY
NEW YORK (AP) — Post Malone’s representative has declined comment about the Grammys declaring him ineligible for best new artist. A person familiar with the situation but is not allowed to publicly discuss the case tells The Associated Press that Malone met the requirements, but he was declared ineligible following a debate at a Grammy nominations meeting. Some felt that because he had hits songs with “Congratulations” and “White Iverson” in 2015, he was already beyond that status. The source says the debate also centered on whether Malone’s “Beerbongs and Bentleys” album was rap or pop. The decision is that it leans more to pop. Meanwhile, Cardi B also will not be eligible for the best new artist award. The source says it’s because Cardi B was nominated previously for “Bodak Yellow.” Cardi B’s representative could not be reached for comment about her ineligibility for the award. Grammy nominations will be announced Dec. 5. There will be eight contenders instead of five for best new artist.
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COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF RELEASING ARTIMUS PYLE’S FILM ON SURVIVING THE LYNYRD SKYNRD PLANE CRASH
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has cleared the way for former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle to release his film about surviving the 1977 plane crash that killed singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and backup singer Cassie Gaines. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled the film “Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash” may be released. Van Zant’s widow and guitarist Allen Collins had filed a lawsuit to prevent the film’s release. A lower court judge had ruled the film violated a “blood oath” made by members of the band not to exploit the group’s name. The appeals court say a consent order meant to resolve a 1988 lawsuit over how the band’s name could be used was insufficiently precise in its language.
BAD BUNNY SAYS HE HAS “OLD MAN ACHES AND PAINS”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bad Bunny says his recent health scare was because he wore himself out. He postponed two concerts about two weeks ago after suffering “very strong and strange pains.” Bad Bunny chalks it up to “old man aches and pains” because he’s approaching 25. He says he doesn’t know when old age starts, but he needs to exercise, eat well and sleep. He says he sometimes forgets to do that with non-stop work.
THOMAS RHETT IS AN UNINTENTIONAL MATCHMAKER
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thomas Rhett is noticing random cheering at his concerts. It’s because fans are proposing. Rhett says he’ll be in the middle of singing a verse and he’ll see a section of the crowd erupt and throw up their hands. He says it’s because someone just got engaged. Rhett says if it happens close to the stage, he’ll call on them or hand over the microphone, so everyone can hear what a guy is saying to his future wife. Rhett says it’s “cool to make music that kind of brings love together.”
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KANE BROWN GIVES UPDATE ON HIS WEDDING PLANS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kane Brown’s wedding plans are pretty much just show up. Brown says his fiancée and her mother have been planning the wedding. Brown says all he’s done is pick out his suit and help choose the menu. He says his future wife eats super healthy while he does not. He chose nachos, hot chicken, green beans and mashed potatoes, while she chose salmon and salad. Brown jokes his part of the dinner “will be gone quicker.”
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GRAND OLE OPRY HOSTS RAY CHARLES TRIBUTE
NASHVILLE (AP) — Darius Rucker believes it’s only proper for the Grand Ole Opry to pay tribute to Ray Charles for his contributions to country music. Rucker says Charles “went out on a limb and took a chance, and nobody wanted him to do it.” Rucker hosted a Charles tribute concert at the Opry on Monday that also featured Boyz II Men, LeAnn Rimes, Cam, Ronnie Milsap, Chris Young, Travis Tritt and Charlie Wilson. The show was taped for a PBS special airing in February. Ray Charles Foundation president Valerie Ervin says Charles loved the Opry and country music because he grew up listening to it on the radio.
RITA ORA PREPARES “PHOENIX”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rita Ora named her upcoming album “Phoenix” to reflect the rollercoaster that her life has been to this point. Ora says it’s about what she’s had to do as a woman, even as her opinions sometimes get her in trouble. She says she also wants to inspire fans to feel sexy in their own skin, whether they are male or female. Ora says “Phoenix” is not so much about rising from the ashes, but a rebirth of something “that should have been here a long time ago.” ″Phoenix” comes out Nov. 23.
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ELVIS COSTELLO RELEASES ALBUM, WORKS ON STAGE PRODUCTION
NEW YORK (AP) — Elvis Costello is working with Burt Bacharach on a stage show, but Costello admits it’s a hard sell. Costello says he’s trying to secure financial backing and he can understand why producers are cautious. He says he and Bacharach are “trying to make a stage production out of 12 songs that are slow and melancholy, and adding another 10 that are slow and melancholy.” Costello says he can understand why a hard-headed producer would say, “Well, where’s the tap dancing?” In the meantime, Costello is releasing a new album Friday called “Look Now.”
ROGER WATERS CAUSES STIR IN BRAZIL OVER POLITICS
SAO PAULO (AP) — Roger Waters is inserting himself into Brazil’s politics, and it’s getting a mixed reaction from fans there. Waters performed in Sao Paulo on Tuesday. A screen behind him showed the words, “Resist neo-fascism,” with a list of names, including Jair (ZHY’-ur) Bolsonaro, the leading candidate in Brazil’s presidential election. Waters also displayed the words “Not Him,” the slogan of a movement against Bolsonaro. Some of the crowd of 40,000 people cheered, while others booed. Brazil’s election is Oct. 28. Waters is touring Brazil through Oct. 30.
By Margie Szaroleta