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Gotye’s Obscure Sample Costs Him $1 Million

What may come has a surprise to many, is that “Somebody that I Used To Know” was formed around an obscure guitar riff from an artist only the hippest of jazz-loving parents will know.

05/13/2013

Robert Todd Harrell of 3 Doors Down. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

3 Doors Down Bassist Facing Vehicular Homicide Charges

3 Doors Down bassist, Robert Todd Harrell, was charged with vehicular homicide after a fatal crash in Nashville over the weekend.

04/23/2013

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M.I.A.’s Tweets Reveal Messy Custody Battle

Though M.I.A. and former fiancé Ben Bronfman split in early 2012, the aftershocks of the breakup are still being felt. Wednesday (March 13), the Sri Lankan singer/rapper posted a series of tweets calling out Bronfman, who is reportedly trying to gain full custody of their four-year-old son, Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman.

03/14/2013

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The Black Keys Sue Casino Over “Howlin’ For You” Rip-Off Commercials

With bands continually looking for ways to augment income in face of decreasing across-the-board record sales, brazen advertisers have allowed the Black Keys to turn commercial lawsuits into a lucrative revenue stream.

01/23/2013

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Stevie Wonder Extortion Case Ends In Jail Time For His “Nephew”

A man posing as Stevie Wonder’s nephew and his accomplice have been charged with attempted extortion of the R&B superstar this week, the Los Angeles Times reports.

09/28/2012

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James Taylor vs. Warner Bros. Records Over Digital Royalties

James Taylor is the latest artist to sue his former label over digital royalties (among other things), on a contract that was in place long before the MP3 was even conceived.

09/17/2012

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Elton John Sues London Newspaper For Libel

When he hasn’t been calling Madonna any four-letter-word he can think of, Sir Elton John has been busy filing libel suits against a London newspaper recently.

08/09/2012

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U2’s Adam Clayton Takes Assistant To Court

U2 bassist Adam Clayton is suing his personal assistant, whom he says embezzled 2.8 million euro – roughly 3.5 million – from him over the course of four years.

06/22/2012

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Radiohead Postpones Tour Following Stage Collapse, Death of Drum Tech

As Radiohead mourn the death of their drum technician due to a stage collapse this past weekend in Toronto, the band is postponing its upcoming European tour dates. The UK rockers released a statement today […]

06/21/2012

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Stevie Wonder’s Nephew Charged With Extortion Of Uncle

For Stevie Wonder’s nephew, this coming Tuesday needs to be cleared for one important appointment: An appearance in Los Angeles County Court to answer to felony extortion charges involving his famous uncle.

06/21/2012

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