The songwriter, Paul Rose, filed a lawsuit on Monday (Feb. 27) in a Manhattan federal court. Rose claims that U2 copied part of his song "Nae Slappin" for their song "The Fly," reports the New York Post.
The lawsuit alleges that U2 heard Rose's song after they signed with Island Records in 1989, which happens to be the same year he shared a demo of "Nae Slappin" with studio executives at the label. Rose seeks songwriting credit on the U2 song and $5 million in damages and lawyer's fees.
Listen to and compare U2's "The Fly" with Paul Rose's "Nae Slappin"here.
Sheeran shared how it had been seven years since SBTV first uploaded one of his videos. "Which started my career properly," he added. In a sepia-toned video, Sheeran plays an extended acoustic version of "Eraser."
Even though the video is edited into several different shots, Sheeran performed the whole song in only one take. At the end, when a man off camera tells him that, he smirks shyly and replies "Cool" before walking off the set. Watch the videohere.
"There's a lot that I can't say, but there's some that I can," he said during his acceptance speech. "And I'm so appreciative that I've been acknowledged for this stuff, but I'm not done."
"I mean, I've done it all. I know it all. I read all the same authors as you guys, hundreds of books. I look at all the same sites," he continued. "I listen to all the Coast To Coast stuff that you guys do. I'm the same. But I kind of used some of my notoriety to try to do something pretty ambitious, and it worked." Read more and watch his full acceptance speechhere.
The 19-year old rapper was put on probation from an earlier arrest in May when he was accused of strong-arm robbery, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm by a delinquent and fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement, reports XXL.
Records indicate Black's probation violations include not staying confined to his approved residence and traveling to locations without permission including a Miami strip club and a boxing match in Ohio. Read more and see a photo of Black tweeted himself wearing a suit and tie on Tuesday morning (Feb 28) on his way to court, where he was later arrestedhere.
The video remains mysterious, as it's not certain which song she's performing or when fans can expect to see it. Earlier in the week she shared an image from the "Make Love" video, her collaboration with Gucci Mane, but this is something different:
"#IssaNOTHERvideoSHOOT," reads one of her Instagram captions. In her Instagram posts, Nicki can be seen modeling skimpy red outfits and driving around in a convertible with Future. Future shared a photo to his own Instagram captioned "Nicki Hendrix." See the postshere.
"Bed Yeezy Season 5" features The Dream and DJDS but doesn't include any of Yeezy's rapping. The sultry, expansive mid-paced track is percussion-free and features layered vocal harmonies, deep, atmospheric synth bass and strings. At about the 13-minute mark the song becomes wafty and experimental, as a wash of keyboard sounds flow together.
The track started out as a demo Kanye wrote 10 years ago for Chris Brown and the original was featured on the unofficial mixtape Lovetape: The Demos, reports The Fader.
"so much fun working on the soundtrack version of 'bed' for the #yeezy 5 show congrats kanye & crew big up -TheKingDream," Tweeted DJDS. Listen to "Bed Yeezy Season 5"here.
"Fan luv please I beg you keep this top SECERT !!! Secret !! Video !! SECERT anthem !!! GRATEFUL THE ALBUM COMING !! stay tuned for the next pic please keep this top secret please !!!
"There one more icon missing from this pic yull see soon !! But please keep it top SECERT! #GRATEFUL THE ALBUM COMING ! #WETHEBEST!" Justin Bieber posted a companion photo with Migos, sans caption. See the lineup for Khaled's new materialhere.
The woman sits at home waiting by her phone while her boyfriend, a bartender, spends the night tending to his regulars-which include her friends-when a new girl walks in and steals his attention. When he gets hurt busting up a fight, his girlfriend arrives to tend his wounds only to discover he's found new company.
Speaking with EW about his newest single, Aldean said it was nice to trade hats and slow things down. "It's cool to put out the big up-tempo [songs] and rockers and have some fun, but it's also important to show that other side of what I do and let people know that I am still a country singer and I love singing those traditional songs," he explained. Watch the videohere.
The tour is scheduled to get underway on March 24th at the Triple Nickle Tavern in Colorado Springs, CO and will conclude on April 15th at the Continental Club in Houston, TX.
The trek will include various stops across the states of Colorado, California, and Texas, as well single city shows in Utah, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Arizona. Read morehere.
the music video for their cover of Checkout the music video recorded, filmed and edited by the band HERE. For more music videos and covers visit The New Low's Youtube page HERE.
The New Low frontman Garrett Garfield had the the following to say about their decision to cover the song, "Saosin has always been a big influence in our music, so covering 'Voices' was something I've always wanted to do."
"We really try to put our own spin/emotion into any song we cover, and we hope that really translates with this one!" The new cover tune follows the band's release of their debut album "Continuance" last summer. Watch the videohere.
Directed by Gerard Victor and Spike Jordan, the video finds Fabolous and Lil Uzi holed up in motel rooms where they're getting ready to undertake a heist of sorts. Fabulous and his crew of scantily clad women pack up Louis Vuitton bags with belts, and then sneakily switch them out when another gang arrives with similarly marked bags.
Those contain cash and when Lil Uzi sits down with the gang only to discover he's been "duped," all hell breaks loose. "Goyard Bag" appears on Fabolous' mixtape Summertime Shootout 2, which dropped last September. Watch the videohere.
So, I wrote Monster based off of a situation that happened to me a few years back. I had dated this girl and soon to find out, we just weren't compatible. The big issue was, we hung out with all the same people. My friend circle went up in flames due to dating her and a certain dude that was jealous from the beginning. People within the group refused my side of the story and automatically started to take sides. Out of this incident, three of my closest friends to this day were the only people who stuck by me. Everyone else essentially treated me like a monster when it came to the break up between me and this girl. So, I say this as advice to people, don't date someone within your circle. Secondly, unfortunately, when you are with someone even people that you assumed were good friends will do by any means to make things fail...So to this day, I learned to keep a small circle. I have a strong belief now that you don't have to have a bunch of friends in order to be successful as a musician. I feel if the music is good and you make the right moves, then you're golden.
To jump into the recording process, it wasn't until I started creating the instrumental and used those specific instrumentations that it brought back that memory. I wanted to write the song in a way that it would be fitting for a type of monster movie. All of the colors I see when making an instrumental give off a type of vibe. If I were lucky enough, I wish I was able to have the song in the new Beauty and the Beast movie coming out, or perhaps some other sappy monster love story. I believe people will notice a trend with what I write. When I create an instrumental, the emotion of it fits with what I'm talking about. Pure and vivid scene painting emotion is something that is missing from a lot of today's music, so I want to make an effort to envoke that missing emotion.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the albumright here!
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