Wednesday, November 10, 2004

LANDMARK R-R-R-RULING: No wonder the US is finding it so hard to bring legal actions against all those turrists they say are just hanging around waiting for a chance to blow up Disneyland - the courts are just jammed up with music-related actions. Latest is the attempts by flautist James Newton to extract cash from the Beastie Boys. Newton's flute was sampled for Pass the Mic, and although the band paid for the sample, Newton also wanted cash for the whole song they'd sampled from as well. Three judges basically knocked him back with a "you've got money for the piping, that's all your due."