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MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018

 

SNOOP DOGG CREATES VIDEOS FOR NHL

Whether you know nothing about hockey or know something about hockey, Snoop Dogg is hoping to teach you more.

Snoop, who's a hockey fan, appears in a series of ``Hockey 101'' videos for the N-H-L as ``Dogg Cherry.''  In the first one about the Stanley Cup, Snoop explains the history of the trophy and points out typos that are on it, including one mildly profane one.  The videos are on the N-H-L website.  The playoffs started Wednesday.

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HILLARY SCOTT'S HUSBAND WILL STAY HOME FROM LADY ANTEBELLUM TOUR

Lady Antebellum drummer Chris Tyrell will sit out their upcoming tour, because he's on daddy duty.  Tyrell is married to singer Hillary Scott, who gave birth to their twin girls in January.  They also have a four-year-old daughter.  Scott tells People magazine they made the decision together for Tyrell to stay home with the kids while she does the tour.  She calls it one of the easiest decisions they've made. Tyrell says he's been a bandmate, employee, husband and dad, so he's ``okay removing a hat.'' The tour starts July 19th in Toronto.

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REBA McENTIRE: ACMS WILL PAY TRIBUTE TO LAS VEGAS SHOOTING VICTIMS

Academy of Country Music Awards host Reba McEntire says the show will open with a tribute to the victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shootings in Las Vegas in October.

The A-C-M-S will be the first major country music event to take place in Las Vegas since the shootings.  McEntire says it's important to show that the victims are not forgotten.  After that, the show will be about entertaining people.  McEntire says it won't get political and she hopes that by the end of the show, people's hearts will be lighter.  Chris Stapleton leads the nominations with eight.  The A-C-Ms will air live on C-B-S.

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MARK AND DAVID KNOPFLER WON'T ATTEND ROCK HALL INDUCTIONS

Dire Straits singer Mark Knopfler and guitarist David Knopfler will not attend the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tomorrow.  Bassist John Illsley tells Billboard magazine Mark Knopfler considers it a great honour but just does not want to attend.  Bon Jovi is expected to perform with former guitarist Richie Sambora and former bassist Alec John Such for their induction.  The Moody Blues, The Cars and Nina Simone will be inducted as well.  Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be inducted as an early influence.  H-B-O will broadcast the ceremony May 5th.

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CLIFF RICHARD SUES BBC

Cliff Richard's lawsuit against the B-B-C over its coverage of a 2014 police raid at his home began yesterday in London.  Richard is suing the B-B-C for its coverage of the raid as police investigated an alleged sex assault.  Richard was never charged with a crime.  He says he suffered profound damage to his reputation because of the B-B-C's coverage of false allegations.

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PENTATONIX WILL SING BEFORE KENTUCKY DERBY

Pentatonix will sing the national anthem before this year's Kentucky Derby on May 5th.  Their new album, ``P-T-X Presents: Top Pop, Volume 1,'' comes out today.

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TYLER GLENN JOINS ``KINKY BOOTS''

Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn is the latest musician to take on a role in the Broadway production of ``Kinky Boots.''  He will play the role of Charlie beginning May 6th.  He takes over the role from David Cook, who took it over from Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters.  Brendon Urie of Panic At The Disco also has played the role.  Glenn's run will continue through July 15th.

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(The Associated Press)