Saturday, November 13, 2004

HAND IT BACK, ROD: The courts have decided that Rod Stewart had no right to keep hold of all the money for the gigs he never played - his argument had been the promoter had never completed the deal, so he was keeping the advance. The judge, though, has instructed Rod to pay back nearly half a miliion quid; Rod's lawyers and agents are going to chip in GBP800,000 for their part in it. We expect this means a fourth edition of the Great American Songbook will be required to make sure Rod's got enough readies to pay the milkman come Christmas.