Coachella’s requirement that bands appearing at its southern California music festival skip other festivals and forego promotion of any west coast show for nearly five months surrounding the April festival is not anticompetitive, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.Read more
A South Florida police officer is headed to prison for the 2015 shooting death of a drummer stranded on the side of the road, whom he confronted in undercover clothing with no visible badge, triggering a fatal encounter between the two armed men.Read more
Illinois prosecutors on Friday hit R&B singer R. Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse following decades of misconduct allegations swirling around the Chicago native.Read more
Rock star Eddie Money’s decision to fire his drummer amounted to protected activity for the purpose of his anti-SLAPP motion to strike the drummer’s lawsuit, a California appellate panel ruled Friday, leaving it for the trial court to decide whether the drummer still has a chance of prevailing on the merits.Read more
Q: What do rock drummers use for birth control.
A: Their personality.
In a lawsuit filed Wednesday morning, R&B superstar Mariah Carey accused her former personal assistant of threatening to release secretly recorded videos if the singer didn’t pay $8 million.Read more
Guitar legend Craig Chaquico and his former Jefferson Starship bandmates have settled Chaquico’s lawsuit over their continued use of the band name despite a 1985 agreement to retire the band. The terms of the agreement will remain confidential.Read more
Rock group Fleetwood Mac fired guitarist and singer Lindsey Buckingham over the phone in January this year and after 43 years and several albums he’s suing his former band members, according to a complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday.Read more
A European human rights court ruled Tuesday that the Russian government mistreated members of the protest punk-rock band Pussy Riot when it imprisoned them after a highly publicized and unauthorized performance inside a Moscow cathedral in 2012.Read more
The estranged wife of famed Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko was found not guilty by reason of insanity Monday for suffocating her two daughters at their Texas home.Read more
After 24 years since Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s suicide, his wife Courtney Love has been accused of ordering the kidnapping and attempted murder of her former son-in-law in an effort to reclaim Cobain’s most famous guitar, according to a recent lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.Read more
A Minnesota prosecutor said Thursday that he will not bring criminal charges in the overdose death of Prince, but a doctor accused of illegally prescribing the pop star an opioid has agreed to a $30,000 civil settlement.Read more
Prince’s estate is suing a Massachusetts man, claiming he illegally uploaded the late rock icon’s music to YouTube.Read more