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Coldplay Relief, Beatles Legal Challenge, Warrant Looking For Fans, Lacuna Coil Apocalyptica, Elton's 5 Million Dollar Gig, Motley Paternity- RIAA Lose One, more


05/19/2008
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(antiMusic) Happy Monday, here are some quicks to get your week started: Coldplay have donated a piano to the flood victims of a village in the Cotswolds. The band gave St David's School in Moreton 3,072 so it could buy a new piano. The school lost all of its musical equipment in the summer floods of 2007.more

Here is a follow up on the legal fight over the release of those early Beatles live recordings: In a document filed Friday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fuego Entertainment filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed against them by Apple Corps. The 21-page document declares, among other things, that Fuego's use of excerpts of the recordings is a non-actionable fair use and that the Beatles had no protectable rights in live performances in 1962. more on the case

Warrant is looking for fans... to design their new DVD. Warrant is putting together a new DVD full of vintage concert footage, backstage antics, interviews, unreleased music. Here's your chance to be a part of it.. and save them the money they would pay an artist! They are looking for a fan to name the DVD and design the artwork. To be fair, they do have some decent prizes for the winnerdetails

Lacuna Coil vocalist Cristina Scabbia has confirmed that she will be performing with Finnish instrumental sensations Apocalyptica at this years Download Festival on Sunday, June 15th. more

The RIAA's legal campaign against file traders had an off week; a judge awarded former defendant Tanya Andersen over $100,000 in court costs and lawyer fees on Wednesday. The figure is about a third of what Anderson and her attorney had originally sought, but remains the largest award to a former P2P defendant since the beginning of the RIAA's litigation effort began. more

It turns out the Yellow Brick Road is actually paved with gold! Sir Elton John will receive $5.2million for a one hour performance, according to reports. The singer is set to appear at a special private concert for a Russian businesswoman. more

The release date for Tesla's "Comin' Atcha Live! 2008" DVD has been changed to July 15. It was originally scheduled for June 24.

Skew Siskin have issued the following update: "Randy Black is leaving Skew Siskin due to ongoing colliding schedules. As many of you know, he's the drummer of Primal Fear and Dusk Machine if you take a look at his MySpace page (recommended) you'll understand straight away that it wouldn't be possible for him to get all bands under one hat, especially around autumn. We therefore took Randy's advice to look for a permanent drummer and agreed that this is the way it should go. more

The world's spotlight on China with the Olympics coming up, Brain Failure, the punk band reigning on the top of China's rock world, and hip-hop's revolutionary Public Enemy, have teamed up and recorded a song to shout out their message to the world. Having Public Enemy's bass player Brian Hardgroove as their producer and Chuck D singing, "A Box On The Broken Ball" turns the people's eyes to China's severe pollution coming from the fast economic growth, and even to global warming and the recent abnormal weather changes. A press conference will be held on April 26 in Beijing to announce the news globally! Brain Failure's third album "Made In China" will be released this Autumn, including "A Box On The Broken Ball". But you can get the single on iTunes now. Brain Failure Myspace

Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars doesn't like the sound of having to continue paying palimony to an ex-girlfriend he is suing, so he is asking a judge if he can suspend the payments until trial, court papers show. Mars maintains that two delays in the start of the trial from January to the current Sept. 15 date have virtually assured Robbie Mantooth of continuing to receive money to which she might not otherwise have been entitled if the musician wins his case. more on the trouble with groupies

In tribute to the 35th anniversary of singer/songwriter Jim Croce's death, the artist's three studio albums will be reissued on CD in September via Rhino.

Red Lasso Clip of the Day - Death Cab for Cutie: We have a new feature for the Day in Rock. Our buddy Monkeyboy from 94WYSP in Philly is going to check in with a Red Lasso clip of the day where he'll give us the link to a TV performance we may have missed. Today's clip is from Death Cab for Cutie appearance on Letterman from 5/13/2008. After your done with the video you can check out 94wysp.com for their live 24/7 stream on the web. - Now here is the clip.

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