2008 – CHICAGO — As far as political fundraisers go, this one was a decidedly nontraditional affair. There was a go-go dancer gyrating behind a pane of glass, free games of “Frogger” and peanut-butter-and-jelly sushi rolls served on Pringles. The music was loud, the cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon plentiful and the only guy to […]
2006 – Former Bob Marley bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett loses his suit against Island Records and Marley’s family. He claimed he was owed millions in unpaid royalties.
2004 – Nelly seizes the top two spaces in the US album chart, as his Suit lands at No. 1, with its companion album Sweat entering at No. 2. Megadeth’s The System Has Failed is the next highest new entry at No. 20.
2004 – Bobby Gillespie, singer with British rock band Primal Scream, is awarded undisclosed damagers in a libel suit against a tabloid that alleged he was having an affair with supermodel Kate Moss. Moss duetted with the band on a version of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood’s “Some Velvet Morning.”
2003 – The recording industry announces it has settled 52 of the 261 suits filed against Internet users accused of trafficking in MP3s of copyrighted music.
2003 – Jury selection begins in a wrongful death suit brought against Tommy Lee in connection with the 2001 drowning death of a boy at a pool party. Meanwhile, his Motley Crue mate Vince Neil pleads no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge following a 2002 nightclub brawl.
2001 – Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love. The case involves the release of material by Nirvana. The suit is in response to an action Love filed earlier that claims Nirvana’s contract with Universal Music Group is void and that all rights pertaining to the band revert to her. What […]
2000 – Christina Aguilera files suit against former manager Steven Kurtz, claiming he used “improper, undue, and inappropriate” influence over Aguilera’s professional activities.
2000 – A duo who have written songs for Celine Dion claim Mariah Carey’s “Thank God I Found You” sounds too much like one of their own compositions and file suit in California.
2000 – Eminem is scheduled to give his deposition in a $10 million civil suit filed by his mother, Deborah Mathers-Briggs. She claims her rapping son has insulted her in songs and interviews.
2000 – James Brown is sued for harassment and wrongful dismissal. The suit, filed by a former employee in California Superior Court, alleges Brown was proud of his “bull testicles.”
2000 – Former Village Voice writer Jimmy McDonough sues veteran rocker Neil Young for $1.8 million for fraud. The suit stems from the musicians alleged refusal to allow publication of a biography written by McDonough with Young’s permission and assistance.