2008 – Great White is trying to settle the lawsuits they face over the deadly Station Nightclub fire and in the process have put a price on the lives of the fans that died in the blaze: $10,000. E! has more details: The “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”-dispensing ’80s hard-rock band will pay $1 million to […]
1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
2007 – Toni Braxton filed a lawsuit at the U.S District Court in Manhattan against her former manager Barry Hankerson for $10 million, alleging “fraud, deception and double dealing.” According to Braxton, Hankerson placed his own personal financial interests ahead of hers by using “double-talk” to compromise the relationship between Braxton and her former recording […]
2006 – Kazaa settles a lawsuit with the major record companies for $100 million. EMI Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group had sued the downloading service for copyright infringement.
2006 – Kid Rock files a lawsuit to prevent the distribution of a videotape featuring himself and Creed’s Scott Stapp being “serviced” by four women. Hmmm… it’s good to be Rock Stars!
2004 – Frank Zappa’s widow Gail appears in a Quebec City courtroom as proceedings open in her lawsuit against the Ameublements Tanguay furniture store. She alleges they used a portion of Zappa’s “Watermelon in Easter Hay” as background music in a TV commercial without permission.
2003 – One-time Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth drops his lawsuit against the band. Roth was seeking over $200,000 in unpaid royalties.
2003 – The Doors announce they’ve settled a lawsuit launched by Stewart Copeland. Copeland filed a breach of contract lawsuit after the reunited group replaced him with drummer Ty Dennis.
2001 – Napster executives are told by a federal judge that as soon as the recording industry provides them with a list of copyrighted songs to be removed from their file-swapping Web site, they will have 72 hours to comply. Furthermore, Napster is sued by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences for Copyright […]
2001 – It’s announced that Destiny’s Child duo Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland have settled a lawsuit with former members LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson. LeToya and LaTavia claimed Beyonce and Kelly had forced them out of the R&B hit-making machine.