A lawyer for the parent company of AEG Live LLC called Michael Jackson a freak on the day the singer signed a multimillion contract for a series of ill-fated comeback concerts, emails displayed for a jury on Wednesday showed.
Eminem’s song publisher is suing Facebook and an ad agency, saying they copied music from one of the rapper’s songs. Eight Mile Style filed a federal lawsuit in Detroit alleging that a 30-second Facebook ad broadcast online last month copied music from Eminem’s 2000 song “Under the Influence.”
Organizers have announced dates for Riot Fest’s second annual Toronto festival as well as the inaugural Denver edition. Plus, you have the chance to win two VIP tickets to Riot Fest Chicago, Toronto and Denver along with round-trip flights and hotel accommodations.
We’ve got some big news for Hank Williams Jr. fans. The country singer has changed his views and now considers himself a socialist and one of President Obama’s most adoring fans. Just kidding! The big news is his summer tour, launching next month.
With luscious four-part harmonies that sound as if they sprang out of the early 1960s pop scene, the all-girl group La Luz embarks on a cross-country journey beginning in late June in the Pacific Northwest.
Blake Shelton is planning a benefit for Oklahoma tornado victims … Bono admits to being a member of the Illuminati in a video clip for Water.org’s toilet strike … and Sarah Brightman has a new PBS special airing this summer.
14-year-old Tina S takes on Eddie Van Halen’s “Eruption.”
Trevor Bolder, 62, the bass player for David Bowie's Spiders from Mars and Uriah Heep died May 21 after a long fight with pancreatic cancer. Bolder got his big break with the Spiders from Mars in 1971 when he replaced Tony Visconti on bass.
With Neil Young & Crazy Horse topping the bill, the “Interlocken Music Festival” will feature Widespread Panic playing two nights, one with John Fogerty; Furthur performing on three nights; The Black Crowes playing two nights and The String Cheese Incident playing two nights, one with Zac Brown.
The former Pantera singer hits the road for his first-ever solo outing in support of his upcoming album. Stops for Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals include Tulsa, Minneapolis, Chicago, Montreal and New York City.
A spokesman for the 71-year-old singer says Aretha Franklin will reschedule two shows and resume her touring schedule in July. Franklin announced earlier this month that she would cancel scheduled performances in Chicago and Connecticut this week to undergo medical treatment.
The 71-year-old singer-songwriter was awarded the nation’s highest prize for popular music in a concert Tuesday. She received the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the Library of Congress and will be honored Wednesday by President Barack Obama at the White House.
Sandi Patty will perform the national anthem at Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 for a record sixth time. Patty is a five-time Grammy Award winner and longtime resident of Anderson, Ind. She last sang the national anthem at the 500 in 1992. She also performed it in 1987, 1988, 1990 and 1991.
Kellie Pickler came into the final “Dancing With the Stars” episode in second place but finished in first. The 26-year-old country singer won the show’s mirror ball trophy Tuesday. “This is amazing!” she beamed to her professional partner, Derek Hough.
Police in suburban Atlanta say rapper Chief Keef, whose name is Keith Cozart, has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
AEG Live LLC did not conduct any background checks or supervise the doctor who was later convicted of killing Michael Jackson, a corporate attorney testified Tuesday in a lawsuit claiming the concert promoter was negligent in hiring the physician.
George Michael is still in the hospital since being injured in a car accident last week … Jay Z says Beyoncé is not pregnant … “The X Factor” has revealed its two new judges … and Tim McGraw is opening the new Kansas Star Casino’s concert and events center.