Prince Reportedly Drops Bootleg Lawsuit

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_675289b6df.jpgPRNewsFoto/42 West -- Less than two weeks after filing a lawsuit against a group of people he claimed shared bootlegs of his concerts online, Prince has dropped his complaint, according to TMZ. He's reportedly filed documents in California to dismiss his lawsuit without prejudice. In other words, he has the option to re-file the complaint in the future. It's unclear why he chose to drop the matter. Prince had sued a total of 22 people, most of whom were anonymous, for 22 million dollars for the alleged sharing of bootlegged material on the Internet.


Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Announce New Tour Dates

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_0502ecd758.jpgCredit: Rob Shanahan -- Ringo Starr is having a moment.  Fresh off his performance at the Grammy Awards and the taping of the upcoming CBS special about the 50th anniversary of the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, he's now announced brand-new tour dates with his All-Starr Band. This version of the band is the same lineup that Ringo's been playing with since 2012.  It features Steve Lukather, best known for his work with Toto; Richard Page of Mr. Mister; Gregg Rolie of Santana and Journey fame; Todd Rundgren; and drummer Greg Bissonette.


Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Vince Neil to Perform at Las Vegas Charity Event Next Month

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_33231b3918.jpgRoss Halfin; Courtesy of Sammy Hagar -- Some of the world's most famous rock singers will team up with a variety of renowned chefs on February 27 in Las Vegas at a special charity event to raise awareness about the neurological disorder MSA, multiple system atrophy.  Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar and Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil all will perform at the benefit, which is being held in conjunction with the Keep Memory Alive organization. The rockers will be backed by house band The Sin City Sinners, while a number of other guest artists also are expected to join the bill.


Why the Guy Who Wrote "Evergreen" and "We've Only Just Begun" Was Onstage with Daft Punk on Grammy Night

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_50e4d60ef7.jpgCliff Lipson/CBS -- Sunday night at the Grammys, what may have been even more surprising than seeing two French robots -- aka the electronic dance duo Daft Punk -- win Album of the Year, was seeing the guy who made the acceptance speech. It was none other than Paul Williams, the legendary songwriter who penned classic hits like "Evergreen," "We've Only Just Begun," "Rainy Days and Mondays," "Rainbow Connection" and many more.


Prince Files Lawsuit over Online Bootlegs

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_6eea6cf577.jpgPRNewsFoto/42 West -- Prince apparently is not the type of artist to encourage his fans to bootleg his concerts. He is suing 22 people for "massive infringement and bootlegging" of concert material, which was shared online, according to Consequence of Sound. The vast majority of the defendants are anonymous. Two of the defendants who were named ran a bootleg fan page on Facebook. Prince's lawsuit, filed last week in a San Francisco court, seeks 22 million dollars -- one million for each defendant -- plus any profits from the distribution of the material, interest, and legal fees.

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