Archive for March 28th, 2011

Elvis Costello Joins Furthur for Band’s Final New York Blowout

March 28th, 2011
  When Furthur hit the stage for their third consecutive headlining show at Radio City Music Hall last night (and their eighth show in New York City this month) surprises were expected But it's safe to say everyone was shocked when after two songs Elvis Costello sprinted out...

Website Pays $950,000 For Pirating the Beatles

March 28th, 2011
Media Rights Technologies a California-based company whose BlueBeat site was shut down by a federal court in December for selling deep-discounted MP3s by EMI artists such as the Beatles Radiohead and Coldplay without permission has agreed to settle a copyright infringement lawsuit for $950000 The site had been selling Beatles...

Eminem Lawsuit May Result in Higher Royalties for Older Artists

March 28th, 2011
The outcome of a lawsuit on behalf of Eminem against his record label Universal Music Group could radically change the way many artists are paid for digital sales Eminem's suit argued that at least according to the language in his record contract individual songs sold online count...

Steven Tyler, the Savior of ‘American Idol’

March 28th, 2011
Oh Steven Tyler how could we all have doubted you? As soon as the news broke that the notoriously motormouthed Aerosmith stud was taking over the judges' panel on American Idol everyone smelled a disaster His loose-cannon lips and zigzag brain on live TV? Unthinkable Nobody had ever seen Tyler...

Listen: Indie-folk duo the Civil Wars Re-Imagine the Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Disarm’ at SXSW

March 28th, 2011
Click to listen to The Civil Wars' "Disarm (Live)" The Civil Wars an indie-folk duo from East Nashville recorded this stunning cover the Smashing Pumpkins' 1993 hit "Disarm" at the SXSW festival two weeks ago The band put their own spin on the song trading out the original studio recording's bombastic...

Radiohead to Release New Song For Record Store Day

March 28th, 2011
The Radiohead fan site At Ease has reported that the band will be releasing a 12-inch vinyl single featuring two unreleased songs – "The Butcher" and "Supercollider" – for Record Store Day on April 16th The official number of copies that will be produced is unknown but the site says...

Digest: Chris Brown Loses His Publicist; Arcade Fire Win Big At Juno Awards

March 28th, 2011
Chris Brown Loses PublicistTammy Brook has quit her job as Chris Brown's publicist Her departure came less than a week after the singer smashed a window and stormed out of the Good Morning America studio shirtless because he didn't want to be questioned about his domestic violence incident with Rihanna...

‘106 & Park’ DJ Megatron Murdered on Staten Island

March 28th, 2011
DJ Megatron a hip-hop DJ who was a regular on BET's popular music video show 106 & Park was shot dead on Sunday morning near his home on Staten Island The details of his murder are unclear but his friends and family believe that it was a random killing Megatron...

Bret Michaels Sues the Tony Awards

March 28th, 2011
Last year Bret Michaels nearly died of a brain hemorrhage and now the singer is claiming the life-threatening condition resulted from an injury during his 2009 performance at the Tony Awards PHOTOS Bret's rockin days On Friday Michaels 48 filed a law-suit in LA County Superior Court against...

Madonna Sued By Fired Board Members of Raising Malawai Charity

March 28th, 2011
Eight board members who were fired from Madonna's Raising Malawi charity organization are suing  for unfair dismissal and non-payment of their benefits Madonna ousted the board of directors after plans were scrapped to build a $15 million school for impoverished girls in Malawi due to severe financial mismanagement The board...