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Bride floods wedding suite

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- An inebriated bride flooded a suite of rooms in Illinois when she hung her wedding dress on a sprinkler head and activated the emergency fire system.

Save the Music gala raises $2M

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The VH1 Save the Music Foundation raised more than $2 million at its star-studded 10th anniversary gala in New York, VH1 said Friday.

Some object to Va. Tech concert lineup

BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The concert for students and faculty returning to Virginia Tech has angered some parents, who object to the inclusion of a rapper known for violent lyrics.

Mayer, Dave Matthews to play at Va. Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- John Mayer and the Dave Matthews Band said they will perform at Virginia Tech next month to help the university begin the school year on a positive note.

Crossroads festival DVD coming in November

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill., July 30 (UPI) -- A DVD of Eric Clapton's second Crossroads Guitar Festival, which took place Saturday in suburban Chicago, will be released Nov. 6.

Mayer to headline Save the Music event

NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- Grammy winner John Mayer will headline VH1 Save the Music Foundation's 10-year celebration of helping to restore music education programs in U.S. schools.

Mayer, Aguilera win Pop Grammy honors

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- John Mayer was recognized twice in the pop category for vocal solo performance and album performance at the 49th Grammy Awards Sunday in Los Angeles.

Preshow has most Grammy awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- About 90 percent of the Grammy awards given out Sunday in Los Angeles will be announced during the preshow, with the main event focusing on performances.

Jessica Simpson mum about love life

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Jessica Simpson, one the newest residents of Beverly Hills, Calif., said she wants people to buy her new album to listen to it, not look at the cover.

Jessica Simpson spotted with John Mayer

NEW YORK, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Singers Jessica Simpson and John Mayer have once again been seen together in New York, though they still deny being a couple.

Blige, Peppers lead Grammy nominations

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Singer Mary J. Blige earned eight nominations and rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers took six when the Grammy Award nominations were announced in Hollywood.

Simpson and Mayer seen on a date

MALIBU, Calif., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Jessica Simpson and John Mayer are reportedly giving dating another try, witnesses at a Malibu, Calif., restaurant said.

Jessica Simpson active on dating front

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Singer Jessica Simpson was seen with Dane Cook at the kick off party for the movie "Employee of the Month," two nights after being spotted with John Mayer.

'CSI' premiere in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The season premiere of CBS's "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" will revolve around a murder investigation at the Cirque De Soliel in Las Vegas.

Justin Timberlake is No.1 on the Top 200

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The new solo album from Justin Timberlake, "FutureSex/LoveSounds," debuted at No. 1 this week on The Billboard Top 200 -- his first No. 1 album debut. Timberlake's 2002 solo debut, "Justified," entered the chart at No. 2, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

John Mayer gets soulful on new album

WANTAUGH, N.Y., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- John Mayer's fifth album finds the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter taking yet another different musical direction.

Simpson publicist fired over Mayer debacle

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Jessica Simpson's publicist, Rob Shuter, was fired over his handling of U.S. media claims that the pop singer was dating rocker John Mayer, a report says.

Nick Lachey ready to settle for less

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Former 98 Degrees member Nick Lachey is ready to make his split from Jessica Simpson official by offering to take less money than he has earned.

'Today' summer music goes to iTunes

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- NBC News is jumping into the Internet music business and hawking its weekly "Today" show summer concert series at Apple's iTunes Music Store.

Live Nation to buy control of Musictoday

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (UPI) -- Los Angeles' Live Nation Inc., a live event and venue manager, is buying control of Musictoday LLC, which operates online fan clubs.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers tour

CHICAGO, July 10 (UPI) -- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers announced the next set of dates for the Highway Companions Tour with the Strokes, John Mayer and Frank Black.

AFI scores its first U.S. No. 1 album

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- Hardcore rockers AFI have dethroned the Dixie Chicks and scored their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Decemberunderground."

Celebs rush in to help Utah janitor

SALT LAKE CITY, May 22 (UPI) -- A number of U.S. celebrities have kicked in to help a group of Utah junior high students trying to raise money for their school's janitor.

Payola probe turns from labels to radio

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has shifted the focus of his ongoing payola probe from the music recording industry to the radio industry.
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