Archive for December 28th, 2011

Peter Frampton Sues Record Label for Digital Royalties

December 28th, 2011
Peter Frampton has sued his record label for unpaid digital royalties The Frampton Comes Alive! singer-songwriter recently filed against A&M Records for “breach of contract and unfair competition” in the belief that his digital sales profits have not been fairly distributed Billboard reports Frampton argues that he should receive a higher...

Two Women Accused of Faking Injuries at Sugarland Stage Collapse

December 28th, 2011
  This summer's tragic stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair prior to a Sugarland performance resulted in seven deaths and more than 50 injuries but it apparently did not harm two local women who are being charged with faking injuries for profit On Tuesday Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced that...

Musician Started Bon Jovi Death Hoax

December 28th, 2011
A Pennsylvania musician has admitted to starting the recent rumor about the death of Jon Bon Jovi through a friend's Twitter account Jeffrey Goho told the Asbury Park Press that he was frustrated the rock star appeared to be concentrating on business endeavors that have nothing to do with music "All...

Jim Sherwood, Original Mother of Invention, Dies at 69

December 28th, 2011
The original madcap woodwind player of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention Jim Sherwood passed away on December 25th at age 69 Cause of death is not yet determined Sherwood an adept and classically trained multi-instrumentalist played baritone and tenor saxophone percussion and vocals to the Mothers of Inventions' landmark first psychedelic...

Free Download: Thievery Corporation and Mr. Lif Unite for Occupy Anthem

December 28th, 2011
Click to listen to Thievery Corporation's 'Unified Tribes' (feat Mr Lif) Thievery Corporation have reunited with their old collaborator Mr Lif for "Unified Tribes" a new single inspired by the Occupy movement "Occupiers have come together in an attempt to bring about better conditions for the many as opposed to the...

Week in Rock History: James Brown Dies

December 28th, 2011
This week in rock history the Rolling Stones send out cheeky holiday wishes Peter Tork bought himself out of the Monkees two pairs of young rock celebrities tied the knot and James Brown and Dennis Wilson passed away December 26 1964 The Rolling Stones take out an ad in NME wishing...

Viacom Ordered to Pay $383M to Makers of Rock Band

December 28th, 2011
Viacom Inc has been ordered by a private arbitrator to fork over $383 million to Harmonix the manufacturers of the Rock Band video game The money is in addition to $150 million Viacom has already paid the former shareholders of Harmonix Viacom which bought the company in 2006 in an attempt...

Woody Guthrie Archive Planned for Tulsa

December 28th, 2011
The city of Tulsa Okla will mark the centennial of the birth of native son Woody Guthrie with a kickoff event in March for a planned archive and museum dedicated to the late folk singer According to the New York Times the George Kaiser Family Foundation plans to announce this week...

Jazz Artist Sam Rivers Dead at 88

December 28th, 2011
Sam Rivers a widely respected jazz saxophonist and composer who played with Miles Davis Herbie Hancock and many other giants died Monday in Orlando Fla The cause of death was pneumonia; he was 88 Born in Oklahoma Rivers studied at the Boston Conservatory before beginning his career during the bebop era...