Bob Dylan revamped the 1929 hit love song ‘She’s Funny That Way’ with same-sex pronouns for a new 6-song EP, ‘Universal Love: Wedding Songs Reimagined.’ The album, Funded by MGM, is meant to be inclusive of LGBT couples and features Kesha among other artists.
Richard Starkey, better known as Ringo Starr, has become the second member of The Beatles to be knighted, after Sir Paul McCartney. Ringo, who was honored for “services to music,” said, “It means recognition for the things we've done. I was really pleased to accept this."
Russell Crowe held an auction of personal artifacts in Australia to celebrate his near-finalized divorce to Danielle Spencer. The actor netted roughly $2.8 million USD for movie memorabilia, diamond jewelry, artwork, sports collectibles and a dinosaur skull sold to him by Leo DiCaprio.
Ted Nugent called the Parkland students who survived a mass shooting “mushy-brained children.” In a radio interview, the 1970s rocker and outspoken NRA board member said their organization of gun-control protests was “ignorant, dangerous and stupid.”
Tina Turner told ‘The Times’ that she has forgiven ex-husband and bandmate Ike Turner, who died in 2007, for years of abuse. “As an old person, I have forgiven him, but it would not work with him...Ike wasn’t someone you could forgive and allow him back in,” she said.
In 2016, Led Zeppelin won a court case that the opening chords of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ were ripped off from Spirit. A lawyer for Spirit’s late guitarist is asking a San Francisco appeals court for a retrial, which could put Robert Plant and other members back in court.
As Spotify prepares to go public, Wixen Music Publishing, which administers work by Tom Petty, Neil Young, Stevie Nicks and others, has brought a lawsuit alleging the streaming giant uses tens of thousands of songs without a license and compensation.
Prosecutors will announce a decision on whether to press criminal charges in Prince’s 2016 death from an accidental fentanyl overdose. Authorities have spent two years determining if anyone can be held responsible for giving Prince the drugs that killed him.
Lana Del Rey said that Radiohead are suing her for copyright infringement over a chord progression on her latest album. Del Rey says the song wasn’t inspired by ‘Creep’ and she offered 40 percent royalties, but it wasn’t enough.