Archive for March 16th, 2012

Exclusive Q&A: Original Beach Boy David Marks on the Band’s Anniversary Tour

March 16th, 2012
When the Beach Boys announced their 50th anniversary reunion tour last year many longtime fans were thrilled to see original guitarist David Marks in the lineup Marks lived down the street from the Wilsons when the group formed in the early 1960s and played guitar on their early albums but...

Bruce Springsteen Brings It Home at SXSW

March 16th, 2012
At the end of his SXSW keynote address on March 15th Bruce Springsteen left the thousands of aspiring songwriters and performers congregated in Austin Texas for the conference and festival with this message "Young musicians learn to bring it live and bring it home night after night after night Your...

The Temptations File Class Action Royalty Suit Against Universal

March 16th, 2012
The Temptations are the latest act to file a class action lawsuit seeking unpaid royalties on digital downloads The singing group had filed a suit against Universal Music Group in a California federal seeking millions of dollars in revenue for downloads and ringtones claiming that these sales count as licenses...

Roc-A-Fella Co-Founder Pleads Guilty of Drug Trafficking

March 16th, 2012
Roc-A-Fella co-founder Kareem "Biggs" Burke is facing a minimum of five years behind bars for conspiracy to distribute more than 1000 kilos of marijuana The figure was reduced to 100 kilograms as part of a plea deal in which he agreed to forfeit $660000 in cash his house in North...