The Recording Industry Association of America expressed disappointment Friday after a federal appeals court ruled that the trade group has no authority to compel Internet service providers to turn over the identities of subscribers who use peer-to-peer file-sharing services.
One of the most closely-fought races ever for the U.K.'s coveted Christmas No. 1 title was ended yesterday (Dec. 21) with a dramatic victory by a demo recording made two years ago for $50. The dark horse contender, "Mad World" by Michael Andrews featuring Gary Jules (Sanctuary/Adventure), overtook what had become the favorite for the title, "Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)" by the Darkness (Must Destroy/Atlantic).
White Stripes lead singer Jack White (real name: John Anthony Gillis) was charged today (Dec. 22) in Detroit with aggravated assault after a fight with the lead singer of another band. White, 28, faces anywhere from no jail time to a maximum of one year in prison if convicted.
2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. "Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant," which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simultaneously, is Merchant's first televised performance in two years.