2020 – Rolling Stones stars Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Aerosmith rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, and other musicians are demanding politicians seek approval from artists before playing their songs at campaign rallies. An open letter released by the artists demands major U.S. political party committees “establish clear policies requiring campaigns to seek the […]
2020 – Michael Jackson’s estate executives have officially ended their legal spat with the pop superstar’s ex-manager. Tohme R. Tohme has reportedly accepted a $3 million (£2.39 million) settlement after demanding a cut of the compensation the King of Pop received during the last year of his life. Tohme first sued the estate in 2012 […]
2020 – Justin Bieber has won the first round of his defamation suit against two social media users who have accused him of sexual assault via Twitter. The singer already claimed the pair’s allegations were “factually impossible” and part of a scheme to seek attention and fame, revealing he had “indisputable documentary evidence” to prove […]
Led Zepplin wins copyright on Stairway to Heaven
2019 – Harry Styles Tarazaga-Orero was arrested by police and remanded in custody for stalking former One Direction singer Harry Styles. The Spaniard had been sleeping on a bench near the London house owned by Styles and had been posting notes through his letter box for over two months. Permission was granted for Styles to […]
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 – 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 – R&B singer R Kelly denied allegations that he was holding several young women in an “abusive cult”. The singer’s lawyer said he would work “diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name”. A report accused the singer of brainwashing women, who got closer to him in an effort to boost […]
2017 – DMX was charged with tax fraud in the US after allegedly hiding millions of dollars in earnings. The rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested in New York. Law enforcement officers claimed he owed millions of dollars in taxes from songs and said he “went out of his way” to break […]
2015 – Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded not guilty to breaching the conditions of his current home detention by drinking alcohol. Rudd had been under house detention since being sentenced for drug possession and making threats to kill in July of this year. The 61-year-old could face further sanctions, including jail time, if the […]
2014 – A car and jewellery belonging to Miley Cyrus were stolen after her home in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles was burgled. A Maserati and an unspecified amount of jewellery were taken in the raid.
2013 – Peter Murphy of Bauhaus sentenced 3 years probation on This Day in Rock Music History! Peter Murphy of Bauhaus has been handed a sentence of three years probation, 45 days of Narcotics Anonymous and ten days of community service for his arrest earlier this year. Last March, Murphy was arrested in Glendale, CA […]