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Last Update on September 30, 2014 07:15 GMT


CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) -- Where has Prince been the most vigilant about people posting his music? YouTube. Where does Prince go when he wants to hear music? YouTube. Prince is notorious for aggressively pursuing what he sees as copyright infringement on YouTube. Prince himself, though, will watch everything from old James Brown clips to songs by new U.K. artist FKA Twigs. Um, irony? Prince's response: "People need to stop tripping." In the meantime, Prince is releasing a new album, "ART OFFICAL AGE." He's also releasing music from his latest protege' act, 3RDEYEGIRL, called "PLECTRUMELECTRUM."


NEW YORK (AP) -- Cher needs more time to recover from the viral infection that affected her kidneys. Her management says Cher is on the mend but her recovery time is taking longer than expected. She is calling off more shows and will resume her tour November 9 in Lubbock, Texas. Cher says in a statement her doctors assure her she will be well by that time.


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Snoop Dogg says if Alaska voters approve a ballot measure legalizing recreational use of marijuana, he will play a show in Alaska. He calls it a "wellness retreat concert." Snoop made his comments during his GGN Hood News webcast in which he interviewed Charlo Greene. She's the Anchorage TV reporter who quit on air with an expletive and acknowledged she owned the Alaska Cannabis Club.


LONDON (AP) -- Perhaps the oddest performer on the "Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever" special from 1983 is Adam Ant. He says he got the gig because his manager knew Motown founder Berry Gordy Junior, and Gordy and Michael Jackson liked Ant's videos. Ant says Gordy asked him to participate because he wanted Ant to be the "forever" part of "Yesterday, Today, Forever" by doing a Motown cover. Ant says his inclusion in the show was as big a surprise to him as anyone, and he got to play with all his childhood heroes in one night. "Motown 25" comes out on DVD for the first time today.


<<CUT ..022 (09/30/14)>> 00:16 "Jackson through Berry"

Adam Ant, musician

Adam Ant says he ended up on the "Motown 25" special because his manager had the right connections.

<<CUT ..023 (09/30/14)>> 00:15 "into the future"

Adam Ant, musician

Adam Ant says he was part of the "Motown 25" special because Motown founder Berry Gordy Junior asked him.

<<CUT ..024 (09/30/14)>> 00:11 "on the show"

Adam Ant, musician

Adam Ant says Motown founder Berry Gordy Junior wanted Ant to be part of the "Motown 25" special. (refers to singer Michael Jackson)

<<CUT ..025 (09/30/14)>> 00:12 "to be honest"

Adam Ant, musician

Adam Ant says he realizes he didn't really fit with the rest of the lineup for the "Motown 25" special.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sammy Hagar thinks he looks stupid being a rock star at age 66. Hagar says he loves to do it and he wants to make his fans happy, but he finds it "embarrassing." He'd like to continue being a celebrity, but in a different way. Hagar says he'd rather write shows or books and do TV appearances and seminars because he can still meet with fans and bring them happiness. He's ruling one avenue out right away, though. He says he'd be bored doing a reality show.


<<CUT ..015 (09/30/14)>> 00:11 "type of celebrity"

Sammy Hagar, musician

Sammy Hagar says he's not interested in a reality show.

<<CUT ..016 (09/30/14)>> 00:21 "I'm doing it"

Sammy Hagar, musician

Sammy Hagar says he's uncomfortable with being a rock star lately. ((note length of cut))

<<CUT ..017 (09/30/14)>> 00:17 "to do that"

Sammy Hagar, musician

Sammy Hagar says he would like to continue being in the public eye, but not as a rock star. ((note length of cut))

<<CUT ..018 (09/30/14)>> 00:12 "keep me happy"

Sammy Hagar, musician

Sammy Hagar says he wants to branch out into another realm besides music.


NASHVILLE (AP) -- Trisha Yearwood has to be extra careful about what she eats while she's on tour with her husband, Garth Brooks. Yearwood says it's easy on the road to eat garbage and eat at the wrong times. She doesn't like going on stage with a full stomach, and by the time she's finished, it's after 11 p.m. and she's too pumped to sleep. She says the only thing she can get at 2 a.m. is probably a burger. Yearwood lives by the 80/20 rule. She will eat healthfully for 80 percent of the time, and she says, "Twenty percent of the time, I'm going to have that burger, and I'm going to enjoy it."


<<CUT ..019 (09/30/14)>> 00:09 "the wrong times"

Trisha Yearwood, country musician

Trisha Yearwood says she has to watch what he eats on tour. ((note language; cut contains word "crap"))

<<CUT ..020 (09/30/14)>> 00:17 "morning that's awesome"

Trisha Yearwood, country musician

Trisha Yearwood says she can't go on stage with a full stomach, which creates problems with her food choices. ((note length of cut))

<<CUT ..021 (09/30/14)>> 00:17 "to enjoy it"

Trisha Yearwood, country musician

Trisha Yearwood says she's not a saint when it comes to healthy eating on tour. ((note length of cut))

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