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Surgery Delays Start Of Zz Top Tour
Bassist Dusty Hill of ZZ Top will have surgery this week to remove two kidney stones. A doctor discovered the stones during a routine physical examination. As a result, the start of ZZ Top's summer tour with Jeff Beck will be delayed. The tour was supposed to begin Friday in Morton, Minnesota. Now it will begin August 8 in Missoula, Montana.

Primus Drummer Recovering From Surgery
Drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander of Primus has had successful surgery to remove a blockage from his heart, according to the band. They write on their Facebook page there were no complications with the surgery yesterday. They add, "All signs point to a glorious and speedy recovery."

Conor Oberst Ends Libel Lawsuit Against Rape Accuser
Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes has dropped his libel lawsuit against a woman who accused him of sexual assault. The North Carolina woman made the claims in the comments section of a Web site last December, saying Oberst forced her to have sex after a show 10 years ago in Durham, North Carolina, when she was 16. Oberst filed the lawsuit in February. The woman has since apologized and released a statement saying she made the accusations to get attention. Oberst says he accepts the apology and he looks forward "to happier times as we all move forward with our lives."

Native American Tribe Cancels Ted Nugent Concert
A Native American tribe isn't feeling Ted Nugent's vibe — and has canceled a concert by the rock star. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe says the cancellation of the August 4 show in the Idaho city of Worley is due to what it calls Nugent's "racist and hate-filled remarks" and racist views. The tribe didn't specify which words and views were offensive. Nugent has referred to President Barack Obama as a "subhuman mongrel." Nugent later apologized "for using the street fight terminology of subhuman mongrel" — but insisted that Obama was a "liar" who violated the Constitution.

Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson Guesting On "Sons Of Anarchy"
Courtney Love, a teacher? Marilyn Manson, in prison orange? We'll be seeing both when "Sons of Anarchy" returns in the fall. Show creator Kurt Sutter tells TV critics he's casting the musicians in guest roles. Sutter says he's a huge Nirvana fan. He told the critics he thought, "who better than Courtney Love?" Manson has twitted a picture of himself in a prison orange jumpsuit with star Charlie Hunnam. This will be the seventh and final season of the FX biker drama.

Former Destiny's Child Member Busted
A former member of Destiny's Child now has an arrest record. Farrah Franklin was busted in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina over the weekend — after a night drinking with two pro football players. Police say Franklin was booked into the Horry County jail on a disorderly conduct charge. Police reports say Franklin was hanging with Da'Quan Bowers and Ricky Sapp. Bowers says he flew Franklin into town from California to be with him. But after a night of drinking, both men say she began yelling and slamming doors — so they called police. Police found her lying in a neighbor's yard. Franklin and Michelle Williams joined Destiny's Child to replace two original members in 2000. Franklin left the group just five months after signing on.

Weird Al Stalks The Stars
"Weird Al" Yankovic says he usually gets his people to track down musicians to get permission to do parodies of their hits. But sometimes, he has to use the personal approach. He says when contacts with Pharrell Williams fell through, he was able to get hold of his personal email address. And once he did, he wrote Pharrell — and got permission to send-up his hit "Happy." The parody is called "Tacky" and is on his new album, "Mandatory Fun." Yankovic says he also went the personal route with Iggy Azalea. He says he went to one of her shows in Denver and waited backstage to get permission to use her hit "Fancy." Billboard reports "Mandatory Fun" will debut at No. 1 this week. It will be Yankovic's first chart topping album.

Capital Cities Create Music In A Blink
Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian of Capital Cities know how to crank out a song fast. They're former jingle writers. Merchant says they've done music for Home Depot, Honda and Lexus, but it's mostly background music. He says they often had 24 hours to write and record a song. As a result, he says he wouldn't overthink things and he would just go with his gut. If he was pushed, he says he could rush out an album quickly, but they'd rather take their time and put out a quality product.

Styx, Don Felder Filming Concert
Styx and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder will shoot a TV special at their Las Vegas show on Friday. Details about the broadcast will be revealed later. The concerts will also be released as a single DVD.

Shania Twain's Final Vegas Show Will Be December 13
Shania Twain will end her run in Las Vegas by the holidays. She will perform her final show on December 13. By the end of the run, she will have performed there for two years.

Paul Simon Baseball Concert Canceled
Remember the concert that Paul Simon was supposed to do to mark the National Baseball Hall of Fame's 75th anniversary? Forget it. The Hall of Fame says the show has been canceled. No reason has been given for benching the Simon performance — which was also to feature the Boston Pops orchestra.

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Surgery Delays Start Of Zz Top Tour
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