James Murphy sues DFA co-founder, The Who apologies for swearing at a child, Justin Bieber angers fans with late arrival... Music News Daily
Tuesday, 5 March
James Murphy is suing fellow DFA Records founder Tim Goldsworthy for $93,899. The LCD man has filed a law suit at Manhattan Civil Supreme Court suggesting the Brit was paid for services he failed to perform, has outstanding loans with the label and improperly used the company's credit card and bank account. Goldsworthy, who has moved back to Britain, has not spoken to anyone at DFA since his move according to label. They also claim that previous "attempts to amicably resolve this matter were rebuffed", hence the legal action.
It's claimed an email reveals Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray was pressured into keeping the exhausted singer performing by his promoters. The email between AEG Live coCEO Paul Gongaware and This Is It Show director Kenny Ortega was made public this week in a legal action brought by Jackson's mother and children and suggests the doctor faced the sack if he did not comply.
Justin Bieber upset fans by arriving onstage at the London O2 Arena two hours late last night.
Watch Everything Everything's brand new video for Duet.
Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe's manslaughter trial in Prague has resumed. The frontman is accused of pushing a fan off stage, causing injuries that resulted in his death. The court received psychological reports on Blythe's character, though the singer disputed their validity. "When I was in jail, I was given three tests. One was with some blocks, one was looking at some pictures in a magazine as you told stories. . . and the other a Rorschach test, which is a very old test," he suggested.
Pete Townshend has apologised to a seven year-old girl he mouthed "fuck off" at during a gig in Canada last month. The child, sat on her dad's shoulders was waving a sign that said "Smash Your Guitar Pete!", causing the the guitarist to declare: "Don't wave that sign [And] don't bring your children... I want to tell you two words, but I can't because you have a child on you." He then mouthed the swear words. Townshend has now said sorry, admitting, "I was in rock star mode, the big mouth" and says he will meet the family later this year.
Kele Okereke has plans to write a novel. The Bloc Party frontman has been working on his fiction for a while, explaining: "I'm writing a collection of short stories at the moment. I feel like it was a very eye-opening experience writing those stories but I've already started to think about writing a novel. I think that's what I'm destined to do."
Watch Willy Moon's video for new single My Girl.
A walk of fame is to be created in Camden to honour the likes of Amy Winehouse, The Who and Madness. 30 discs will be laced in the London borough this summer.
Following a sold out gig in London last night, Charlie Boyer And The Voyeurs have announced they will release their Edwyn Collins-produced debut album Clarietta on 20 May.
Deep Purple will play a string of UK dates on their 2013 world tour. The band gig off gigs at the O2 Apollo In Manchester on 12 October. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
Watch Unknown Mortal Orchestra's video for Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark).
Kasabian (29 June) and Bruce Spring Steen & The E Street Band (30) will headline this year's Hard Rock Calling festival which will take place at the Olympic Park in Stratford this year. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am (GMT).
The xx have announced that Polica, Kindness and Mount Kimbie will support them at their Night + Day gig in London's Osterley Park on 23 June.
Billy Bragg, Temples, Jagwar Ma, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster and The Strypes are among the acts to join the line-up for The Great Escape festival which takes place Brighton 16-18 May.
Today's Track Of The Day is The House Of Love with A Baby Got Back On Its Feet
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