Sheryl Crow to auction car to aid Joplin, Mo.

Some winning bidder will soon be cruising life's winding road in Sheryl Crow's 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster.

The Grammy-award-winning singer said she will auction off the classic car next month, with the proceeds going to help rebuild the tornado-ravaged city of Joplin in her native state of Missouri.

Crow said she loves the car and has had it for six years, but doesn't drive it anymore.

The Springfield News-Leader reported that Crow hopes the car will fetch up to $500,000 at the Aug. 21 auction in Pebble Beach, Calif.

Dan Peek, member of band America, dies

Dan Peek, a founding member of the popular 1970s band America, has died.

He was 60.

His father, Milton Peek, said Dan Peek was found dead Sunday in bed in his home in Farmington, Mo., about 60 miles southwest of St. Louis.

The cause of death isn't yet known.

Peek sang high harmonies for America on hits that included "A Horse With No Name" and "Ventura Highway."

He had lived in Farmington since 1978, soon after leaving the band.