Stranded In Stereo: Monday Morning Newsletter (12/22/08)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Monday Morning Newsletter (12/22/08)

Nobody likes iLike as Warner Bros. and Sony Music have said ixnay on the atalog cay. They claim that iLike has been illegally getting audio from the music streams from the subscription service Rhapsody. Jose says you're a mean one Mr. Grinch!

In the holiday spirit, indie-stalwarts Deep Elm Records are making their compilation Sampler No. 8 "Bonfire Of Trust" available for free download. Get it here for the next 30 days:

Kevin Cogil, the blogger charged under a federal anti-piracy law that makes it a felony to distribute a copyrighted work on computer networks before its releasem has pled guilty. You know him as the man that tipped off the world that Chinese Democracy sucked. For leaking 9 songs this past June he could face a year in prison. He is cooperating with authorities to identify where the original leak came from. Slash was quoted as saying "I hope he rots in jail."

The Sex Pistols are discussing recording a new album in 2009. Glen Matlock has not stated any firm details, but has said repeatedly that the band will meet to discuss. “The Sex Pistols? We’ve done our bit this year,” Matlock said. “We’ll meet again in the new year and see what we want to do."

Rumors are flying that Britney Spears will be performing at Coachella next year. The assumption is that Britney will do a dance tent set, as her role-model Madonna did back in 2006. Evidence is filmsy, but her tour-schedule has a big gap at the right time and place. There are blank entries in L.A. and Anaheim, California, on Saturday, April 18.

There will be a benefit concert tonight for the comatose Deftones bassist Chi Cheng. Cheng has been in a coma following a car wreck back in November. The show will take place at The Viper Room in Hollywood, including performances from Will Haven, Death Valley High, Tinfed, Last Angels and a number of surprise guests. All proceeds from the show will go towards Cheng
's mounting medical bills

Former teen star Hilary Duff says she never told anyone that she was a virgin, even though it has been reported many times. "I was quoted saying I was a virgin, but I absolutely did not say that.” Then she rambled on about lap dances. Jose could not be more proud.

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi is suing Live Nation for trademark infringement. Tony claims that Live Nation has been using the band's logo after their contract expired. Live Nation bought out the merch company Signatures last year, but Sabbath's deal with Signatures expired in 2006. Iommi is seeking damages and immediately ceasing sales of Sabbath products via Live Nation.

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