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Last Update on September 03, 2015 07:09 GMT

AVRIL LAVIGNE AND CHAD KROEGER SEPARATE

UNDATED (AP) -- Avril Lavigne (lah-VEEN') and Chad Kroeger (KROO'-ger) of Nickelback are splitting. They announced their separation on Lavigne's Instagram account, accompanied with a photo of them dancing. Lavigne says they've had "many unforgettable moments," both with their marriage and their music. She says they will always be the best of friends and they will always care deeply about each other. Lavigne and Kroeger started dating in July 2012, became engaged that August and were married in July 2013. Lavigne was previously married to Deryck Whibley of Sum 41.

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014-w-31-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah), AP music correspondent, with music)--Singer Avril Lavigne and Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger are separating. AP music correspondent Margie Szaroleta has more. ((opens with music)) (3 Sep 2015)

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015-r-39-(Excerpt of Nickelback, performing "Rockstar")--Excerpt of Nickelback, performing "Rockstar." (3 Sep 2015)

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016-r-50-(Excerpt of Avril Lavigne, performing "Don't Tell Me")--Excerpt of Avril Lavigne, performing "Don't Tell Me." (3 Sep 2015)

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MOTORHEAD SAY LEMMY HAS BREATHING PROBLEMS AT HIGH ALTITUDE

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Motorhead promise that frontman Lemmy is fine and he really is affected by the altitude. Lemmy left the Motorhead show in Salt Lake City last Thursday after just four songs and blamed it on the thin air. Motorhead canceled their appearance Friday at Denver's Riot Fest. On Tuesday, he stopped the show after three songs in Austin. Motorhead say on their Facebook page Lemmy is still affected by altitude issues and he tried to get back on stage too quickly. Motorhead canceled last night's show in San Antonio and they promise they will be back when Lemmy is properly rested.

KEVIN GATES WANTED ON BATTERY CHARGE

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Kevin Gates is accused of kicking a woman in the stomach during a rap show in Lakeland, Florida, on Friday. Police have filed a battery charge against Gates but have not been able to find him. Police say an 18-year-old woman touched Gates' leg while he was onstage and he kicked her. Police say club surveillance video and a cellphone caught the incident. Gates' representatives did not return requests for comment.

DIRECTOR DEFENDS TAYLOR SWIFT VIDEO

NEW YORK (AP) -- The director of Taylor Swift's "Wildest Dreams" video says he chose to be historically accurate rather than politically correct. The video is set in 1950s Africa and shows Swift as an actress who falls in love with her co-star. Critics say black actors are seen only from a distance. Director Joseph Kahn says they collectively decided that putting more black actors in it would have been "rewriting history." He says the video was produced by a black woman and edited by a black man.

IRON MAIDEN'S BRUCE DICKINSON DISCUSSES HOW HE FOUND HIS CANCER

NEW YORK (AP) -- When Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson discovered a lump in his neck, he says he became "Doctor Google and Professor Wikipedia." Dickinson had been singing well for their "Book of Souls" record and he was hoping he only had strep throat. He concluded he either had tongue cancer or he was an Internet hypochondriac. He got it checked out and doctors determined he did have cancer. He has been treated and is doing much better now, so much so that he's gearing up for an Iron Maiden tour with himself as the pilot of the band's 747. Dickinson says it's technically not the biggest airplane anymore, but who cares because it's still the queen of the skies. "The Book of Souls" comes out tomorrow.

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018-a-10-(Bruce Dickinson, singer for Iron Maiden, in AP interview)-"an Internet hypochondirac"-Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson says he did some research and came to a conclusion about the lump in his neck. ((note langage cut contains phrase "B-S"; note length of cut)) (3 Sep 2015)

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017-a-17-(Bruce Dickinson, singer for Iron Maiden, in AP interview)-"glands come up"-Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson says he discovered his cancer because he found a solid lump that appeared to be getting bigger. ((note length of cut)) (3 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..017 (09/03/15)>> 00:17 "glands come up"

020-a-16-(Bruce Dickinson, singer for Iron Maiden, in AP interview)-"play that song (second reference)"-Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson says they plan to play three or four songs from "The Book of Souls" album in concert and fill in with tracks from their 15 other records. (3 Sep 2015)

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019-a-19-(Bruce Dickinson, singer for Iron Maiden, in AP interview)-"the skies time"-Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson says Iron Maiden decided before he got sick to tour with a 747, a bigger jet than the one used on their last tour. ((note length of cut)) (3 Sep 2015)

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SLIPKNOT BRING HAUNTED HOUSE TO SACRAMENTO

SACRAMENTO (AP) -- Slipknot are hoping to scare the bejeezus out of you this Halloween. They are producing a haunted house called Slipknot's Scream Park in Sacramento. It will consist of three parts and it will run from October 2 to November 1.

JEWEL WILL RELEASE MEMOIR, NEW ALBUM

NEW YORK (AP) -- The five-year-old Alaskan yodeler who grew up to be a multiplatinum recording artist is sharing her story. Jewel will publish her autobiography on September 15. It's called "Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half The Story." Jewel will cover her childhood on a homestead in Alaska, her homelessness in Los Angeles, her big break and rise in the music business, and the pain and loss she's suffered on the way. Jewel will also release an album called "Picking Up The Pieces" on September 11.

 
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