Music




Men at Work Didn’t Do All Their Own Work, Judge Rules

An Australian judge has ruled that the group Men at Work plagiarized the flute riff in the song "Down Under" from a children's song written in 1932.  The ruling means that the Men will have to pay royalties, although the…


Man Cited for “Rocking Out” to John Denver Tunes

Responding to what must be the first and only nuisance complaint ever based on the music of John Denver (based on its volume, anyway), police in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, ticketed a man on January 13 after neighbors complained the Denver…



Don’t Miss The [Alberto] Gonzales Cantata

Only two shows left for The Gonzales Cantata, the world's first concert opera based entirely on former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales's 2007 appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee. As you may recall, Gonzales was questioned and criticized (by Republicans as well…


“Chinese Democracy” Criticized by Chinese Government

After 17 years of working on it, Axl Rose is finally happy with the new Guns N' Roses album, "Chinese Democracy."  Surprisingly, the Chinese government is less pleased. Websites and searches related to the album were reportedly blocked throughout China…


Taco Bell Lawyers Disrespectin’ 50 Cent

Lawyers for Taco Bell are accusing rapper 50 Cent of using his trademark-infringement lawsuit against the company for ulterior motives. Cent filed the lawsuit back in July after the company sent out a letter suggesting that it would donate $10,000…


McCain Sued by Jackson Browne Over Use of “Running on Empty”

John McCain’s latest campaign ad continues the pop-culture theme of his Britney/Paris ad, this time using the song "Running on Empty" to mock Obama for proposing gas conservation through tire inflation.  That’s my song, said Jackson Browne, who is not…