Aug 19 2013

Queen's Roger Taylor Is Still Having Fun

Queen drummer Roger Taylor will release an album, Fun on Earth, in October. His first solo album was 1981's Fun in Space.

The new album contains 13 songs and features Jeff Beck on a remake of  "Say It’s Not True," a song Queen did with Paul Rodgers. Other tracks are "Woman, You’re So Beautiful," "Be With You," "One Night Stand" and "I Am the Drummer (In a Rock n’ Roll Band)."
October will also see a reissue of Taylor's back catalog in a box set called The Lot.

Aug 17 2013

Rod Stewart Sued By Son's PersonelTrainer

Fitness guru Randy Rene has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles claiming he is owed $5,440 (£3,626) for training Sean between March and May last year. According to editors at TMZ.com, Rene alleges Sean advised him to seek payment for the sessions from his medical insurance as the workouts were scheduled to help alleviate injuries he suffered in a car accident. It is not clear why Sean's rock star father is named in the suit.

Aug 17 2013

The Rolling Stones are suing a German clothing line

The Rolling Stones are suing a German clothing line for using their logo. The English rock band - who is worth more than half a billion pound - is taking legal action against New Yorker Fashion and demanding a £210,000 settlement and a £17,000 fine for using their iconic image of a mouth on a sale poster. A spokesman for the band said: "As with any band or major brand, we will be fiercely protective of our commercial properties, be that songs, gigs or logos. "If we didn't chase up improper use it would set a dangerous precedent." However, the CEO of New Yorker Fashion, Fritz Knapp, is refusing to back down without a fight and is determined to prove that he has every right to use the image. Fritz told The Sun newspaper: "The tongue is not the Stones' alone. The posters were made by our creative department. “I won't let the Stones ban my tongue." Fritz has been forced to remove a number of posters from 800 stores and pull out more than 3,000 clothes tags with the tongue on it, but the court case still looms over him.