2017 – Quincy Jones: A jury awarded Quincy Jones $9.4 million in royalties for the use of Michael Jackson songs he produced in two Cirque du Soleil shows and the This Is It documentary. Jones filed suit in 2013, asking for $30 million.
2017 – Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington died aged 41. His body was found at a private home, Bennington apparently hanged himself. The singer was said to be close to Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell, who took his own life in May of this year. Formed in 1996, Linkin Park had sold more than 70 […]
2017 – A US judge halted an auction of personal items of Madonna, after she said her privacy was violated. Madonna’s underwear, a chequebook, a hairbrush, photos and a break-up letter from the late rapper Tupac Shakur had been among the scheduled lots. The singer said her possessions had been stolen by a former friend.
2017 – Gregg Allman, whose hard-jamming, bluesy sextet the Allman Brothers Band was the pioneering unit in the Southern rock explosion of the ‘70s, died Saturday due to complications from liver cancer, his longtime manager, Michael Lehman, confirmed to Variety. He was 69.
2017 – Roger Waters approves of Trump pig protest on This Day in Rock History! Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are, You well heeled big wheel, ha ha, charade you are. — Pigs (Three Different Ones) by Roger Waters The opening words from the Pink Floyd track Pigs (Three Different Ones) could […]
2017 – Katy Perry denied claims her feud with Taylor Swift insisting the record doesn’t “call out any one person”.
2017 – Katy Perry denied claims her feud with Taylor Swift insisting the record doesn’t “call out any one person”. The Chained to the Rhythm star and Shake It Off singer have long been at the center of feuding rumors, with many fans assuming that Taylor’s track Bad Blood was written about Katy. It was […]
2016 – Robbie Williams will release his next album through Sony Music. Williams has sold over 70 million albums across his career. He has had nine number one albums out of 10 albums in the UK and can perform to stadium sized shows. In fact he holds the record for the most tickets sold by […]
2016 – Bruno Mars ends his business relationship with manager Brandon Creed. According to Billboard Magazine, Creed had successfully worked with Mars for nine years. The pair met when Creed, whose company The Creed Co. also represents Mark Ronson and Sara Bareilles, was an Artists and repertoire (A&R) executive at Epic Records. Initially, Creed tells […]
2016 – Lady Gaga praised Kesha’s moving cover of her sexual abuse song, “Til it happens to you”. The Tik Tok singer, who has accused producer and former mentor Dr. Luke of emotional and physical abuse, fought back tears as she struggled through a powerful rendition of the Oscar-nominated track at The Humane Society of […]
2016 – Keith Emerson died on 11 March 2016 in Santa Monica, California, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound
2016 – Keith Emerson died on 11 March 2016 in Santa Monica, California, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His body was found at his Santa Monica home. Following an autopsy, the medical examiner ruled Emerson’s death a suicide, and concluded that he had also suffered from heart disease and from depression associated […]
2015 – It was hard to believe you could do a musical set under the ocean until The Little Mermaid hit the boards on Broadway in 2008. During the 2016-2017 Broadway season, another show will go under the sea with the SpongeBob Musical and the list of music contributors is quite impressive. According to Billboard, […]