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Timbaland Settles Copyright Lawsuit

5/25/2010 8:52am EDT
Timbaland has settled a legal battle with a composer who accused the super-producer of sampling a controversial track without permission.

Musician David Cortopassi wrote the song Spazz, which was originally recorded by The Elastik Band in the 1960s and was banned for its tasteless content.

Timbaland used part of the track in Throw It On Me, his 2007 collaboration with The Hives, and Cortopassi launched a copyright infringement lawsuit. reports the pair has now agreed a settlement.

No further details were given about the terms of the deal as WENN went press.

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Tickets Will Fly, Crowds Will Roar, Eagles Of Death Metal Going On Tour

9/26/2008 6:00pm EDT
Eagles of Death Metal
Currently breaking hearts and bottles in the southwest, Eagles of Death Metal are getting ready to seduce the rest of the country. The band is in the midst of successful, co-headlining tour with The Hives, much to the delight of Texans, Californians, and Arizonians everywhere and to the disappointment of everywhere else-ians.

But have no fear, rest of country— new tour dates have appeared! Eagles are ready to strike a city near you like a swift karate slap to the jugular. After unleashing Heart On to the masses, the courageous cast of characters will hit the open waters on the first h...

Pilot Speed Enter The Studio With Legendary Producer Dennis Herring

8/8/2008 7:00pm EDT
Pilot Speed
Canadian quartet Pilot Speed have entered Sweet Tea Studios in Oxford, Mississippi with legendary producer Dennis Herring to record the follow-up to the band's Into The West (2006). The prior album delivered growing roots in the U.S, as they emerged as a major act in Canada with a Juno nomination, top-twenty album, top-ten single, and a Much Music video award. This upcoming release is poised to become a breakthrough for Pilot Speed.

Herring's illustrious career offers a past discography that naturally leads to Pilot Speed in 2008. In the Eighties, he emerged with the massive Timbuk ...

Locksley To Re-Release 2007 Debut, 'Don't Make Me Wait'

7/11/2008 7:00am EDT
Feature Records announced the re-issue of Locksley's self-released debut album Don't Make Me Wait which will contain two exclusive new bonus tracks. The record will hit the streets via Fontana Distribution on September 9, 2008.

The re-issue of Don't Make Me Wait is a true testament to the band s longevity. Self-released in 2007, the band took the true D.I.Y approach and were able to land highly coveted spots on Late Night with Conan O Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live as well as placement of their hit single "My Kind Of Lover" in J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield.

Without the support of a ma...

'Rock Band' Set List Finalized

10/29/2007 12:31pm EDT
Rock Band
Cambridge, Massachusetts – October 29, 2007 – Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a division of Viacom’s MTV Networks, along with distribution partner Electronic Arts, announced today the final song list for its highly anticipated music videogame Rock Band. Featuring the most master recordings of any music game ever by the world’s biggest rock artists, Rock Band includes 58 tracks and spans every genre of rock ranging from alternative and classic rock to heavy metal and punk. With multiple instruments and an impressive selection of online and offline game mo...

The Hives Drummer Chris Dangerous Talks To Starpulse About New Album, World Domination

10/9/2007 10:08am EDT
The Hives
It's been three long years since The Hives' last album. When it comes to a band that rocks as hard as The Hives, three years seems like too long of a wait. So Starpulse caught up with the band's drummer, Chris Dangerous, to find out what we can expect from their latest release, "The Black And White Album," and their plans for the future, which, unsurprisingly, include world domination. But, with The Hives rocking as hard as they do, maybe having them in charge wouldn't be such a bad idea.

What should the world expect of your new album?

What the audience should expect or what I th...

Cult Following For Teeneage Singer Of Play Radio Play Gets Slot On Warped Tour New Album In Stores April 24

4/8/2007 2:00pm EDT
Seventeen year-old Texan, Dan Hunter is the 'poptronica' genius behind PlayRadioPlay (PRP), which has already hit one million plays on MySpace and opened for Fall Out Boy all in the space of a single year. The highly anticipated EP The Frequency will available in stores April 24 And one short month later fans can find him on tour with some of the biggest names in music on Warped Tour.

PRP is often compared to Postal Service and The Smashing Pumpkins, the songs are like the soundtrack to your dreams. On the surface they're like cupcakes - sweet, cute and just bursting with pure happine...

R.E.M. Prepare To Record 14th Studio Album

3/9/2007 9:59am EST
R.E.M. -- singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, and bassist Mike Mills -- will record their fourteenth studio album this Spring with Grammy Award-winning producer Jacknife Lee. Lee, most noted for his production on U2's "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," has also produced albums by Snow Patrol, The Hives, and indie stalwarts Kasabian, Aqualung, and Bloc Party.

"R.E.M. are consistently one of the Great Bands, if not the greatest," Lee says. "The new songs they've written are some of their most exciting and visceral yet. They're a beacon for any band wishing to remain honest and ch...

Timbaland Gathers An Electrifying Lineup Of Talent For Forthcoming Album, "Shock Value"

2/4/2007 9:00am EST
Timbaland is already acknowledged as one of music’s most inventive and distinctive creators. Yet the artist/producer’s forthcoming album, just his second solo album, promises to shock the world. Timbaland Presents Shock Value (Mosley Music Group/Blackground/Interscope) is set for release March 27. The first single, "Give It To Me," featuring Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado, launches February 1.

"My mission is to blow up the boundaries and tear down the limits," says Timbaland. "I’m taking my music outside of the box. I’m not getting away from what I’m known for; I’m just going...

Pete Yorn Headlines The South In Support Of Latest Album, "Nightcrawler"

10/6/2006 10:41am EDT
Pete Yorn
For Nightcrawler, his first new studio album in three years, rocker Pete Yorn explores, and brings full circle, the day-for-life metaphor (morning-day-night) which began with his RIAA gold-certified debut album, musicforthemorningafter, in 2001 and continued through 2003's Day I Forgot. "This new record is not so much for the night," says Pete, "but for a later period in my life. The perspective I have comes from having lived more and experienced more."

Nightcrawler, which premieres a dozen brand-new songs, is perhaps the most musically complex and fully realized album of Pete's caree...

And the Greatest Live Band Is ...

8/7/2006 3:51pm EDT
U2 has been named the "Greatest Live Band" currently performing, in a new poll. The Irish rockers beat Iggy Pop's reformed The Stooges, acclaimed Arcade Fire and the Red Hot Chili Peppers to top the Spin magazine poll.

Spin editors gave U2 the edge, claiming, "What's most impressive about U2's huge tours is that the quartet can cut through the precisely-timed techno clutter and deliver moments of true spontaneity."

The full top 10 in the 25 Greatest Live Bands poll are:

1. U2

2. The Stooges

3. Arcade Fire

4. Red Hot Chili Peppers

5. Radiohead

6. White Stripe...