Marc Jacobs countersues Nirvana in T-shirt copyright dispute

Jacobs lawyers argue that case against him has numerous deficiencies, in dispute over smiley face logo that appears in his designs Fashion designer Marc Jacobs has filed a lawsuit against Nirvana, after he was sued by them for breaching copyright of their smiley face logo and signature font in a T-shirt design. The in March. His lawyers argued that the smiley face was a commonplace image and that while the designs were inspired by Nirvanas 1990s concert T-shirts, his designs did not infringe copyright as they sufficiently deviated from Nirvanas. Earlier this month, a California judge allowed the case to move forward. Jacobs has now responded with Dave Grohl and Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The …

Cline Dion: Courage review | Alexis Petridis’s album of the week

A team of young, hip producers signals Dions newfound cult status, but its the wobbly-lipped ballads, not EDM, that she does like no one else For decades, you knew where you were with Phil Spector collaboration) hinting at an intriguing musical path not subsequently followed. Dion seemed to have arrived pretty much as she remained: parked defiantly in the middle of the road, flicking the Vs or whatever gesture the Qubecois use to express disdain at passing trends. Indeed, Canadian critic Carl Wilson used her 1997 album Lets Talk About Love as the basis for somehow became hip. Rappers including Drake and Desiigner queued up to the toast of this years Paris fashion week, snapped in a variety of mind-blowing …

Neil Young faces US citizenship delay over marijuana use

The Canadian songwriter is pursuing dual citizenship in order to vote my conscience on Donald J Trump in the 2020 election a letter to fans posted on his website, the Canadian songwriter said that he passed the test for citizenship, but that he has been called to take another test due to my use of marijuana and how some people who smoke it have a problem. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services added a policy in April 2019, proposed by Jeff Sessions during his period as attorney general, which states: An applicant who is involved in certain marijuana related activities may lack GMC (Good Moral Character) if found to have violated federal law, even if such activity is not unlawful …

Mtorhead members win inclusion on Rock Hall of Fame nominations list

Outcry from fans and long-serving musicians wins change after US institution includes Birmingham band on 2020 shortlist When Motrhead were nominated for induction to the singer-songwriter and bassist Lemmy Kilmister, guitarist Phil Philthy Animal Taylor were named as band members. That left out two of the Birmingham heavy metal bands longer-serving musicians, guitarist Phil Campbell and Kilmister and Clarke in 2018. Campbell joined the band in 1984 and stayed until Kilmisters death. Before the Hall made its correction, Dee, the drummer from 1992, told posted to Mtorheads Twitter account said: Thanks to everyone who spoke up loudly. Thanks to the Rock Hall for listening and adding Phil and Mikkey. All for one and one for all! The other nominations for …

Cream drummer Ginger Baker critically ill in hospital

Family of Baker, who has also performed with Fela Kuti and Public Image Ltd, ask fans to keep him in your prayers Ginger Baker, the jazz and blues drummer who co-founded the rock band Cream, has been reported critically ill. Fela Kuti. He has since spent time in cosmic rock band Public Image Ltd, and in groups with jazz musicians including Charlie Haden and Bill Frisell. A documentary about his life, Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Louis Tomlinson on loss and love: The dark side Ive been through gives me strength

The One Direction singer has had to battle a series of personal tragedies while launching his solo career. And its his fans and friends who have kept him going After Louis Tomlinsons recent show in Madrid, some fans got the chance to meet him. One girl wanted to talk to him about his song Watch the video for Kill My Mind Tomlinsons personal tragedies also meant his solo career has had a bit of a stop-start quality, but now it looks as if there is focus and momentum. He released his single One Direction, the band the show put together in its 2010 series. For six years they sold tens of millions of records, broke America and each made a …

Pop’s need for speed: ‘You have to drop new stuff constantly’

Pop stars are under pressure to produce a continuous stream of new music, with many releasing two albums a year. Whats behind the explosive pace? The music industry in 2019, says Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis, could be compared to a Pez dispenser. He is not talking about big heads rather, the seemingly endless, instantly gratifying stream of new songs that drop each week, like tiny pieces of Pez candy. It certainly feels as if theres more music out there, he says. By virtue of that, a record just feels older quicker; it doesnt have its place in the sun for long, because theres new canopy growth. Everyones trying to get a bit of sunshine. Philippakis is among a growing number …

Bon Iver: i,i review complex and majestic

(Jagjaguwar) Apparently, Bon Iver albums, starting with the wintry confessions of 2008s 22, a Million, with its often impenetrable numerology, distorted Yeezus beats and gutpunch bass. What remains from past seasons is Heavenly Fathers digital gospel, and a little of 00000 Millions acoustic directness. But what holds Bon Ivers ever-evolving backwoods orchestra together is Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Ed Sheeran: No 6 Collaborations Project review smarm, charm and a watertight winning formula

The affable everyman dabbles in grime, hip-hop, balladry and Latino love songs as he zooms down the middle of the road to world domination In 2012, I interviewed backstage at Brixton Academy. There was plenty of evidence that his career was in the process of taking off Newton Faulkner, rather than the next Epoch-Defining Ruler of Pop listened to said career plan in a spirit of nonplussed indulgence: nothing wrong with dreaming big, mate. But here we are, seven years, two more albums named after mathematical symbols and 162m sales later, staring down the barrel of Ed Sheerans promised album of duets. The supporting cast has changed considerably from the names he suggested back in 2012: the selection of classic …

Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen: the love affair of a lifetime

The romance between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen inspired countless Cohen songs In November 2016, the singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, renowned for his plaintive ballads, died a few months after the woman who inspired many of them, his Norwegian lover and muse, Ihlen. Theirs had been a large and chaotic romance that was in many respects a product of the particular times (the 1960s) and the specific place (the Greek island of Hydra) in which they met. The relationships legacy was a catalogue of classic songs Hey, Thats No Way to Say Goodbye, the Wire a great deal of heartache, but also a lasting sense of the creative power of love. All of this the documentary maker Nick Broomfield explores in …

What is going on with Taylor Swift, her back catalogue and Justin Bieber?

Taylor Swift is back in the headlines after denouncing the sale of her back catalogue. One Guardian Australia staffer asked another to explain this celebrity omnishambles quickly I was still absorbing the takes on Taylor Swifts new music video when suddenly shes in the news for entirely different reasons, and #WeStandwithTaylor is trending. Whats going on? Keep up, Jo. Swift has reignited old feuds and given us some new ones by responding to the sale of her former record label Big Machine and, by extension, her six-album back catalogue to the talent manager Scooter Braun. Braun previously represented Swifts nemeses Kanye West defended him on Instagram, saying he was anything but a bully and that he cannot control the behaviour …

Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars review | Alexis Petridis’s album of the week

Trailed as a break with tradition, the lush orchestrations and swooning vocals of this finely wrought album, in fact, chime beautifully with Springsteens history The 19th Bruce Springsteen album has been heralded as a dramatic break from tradition. So dramatic, in fact, that in the interviews accompanying its release, Western Stars author has felt impelled to reassure fans that hell be back recording and touring with the E Street Band later this year. Its hard to miss the hint of normal service will be resumed as soon as possible about that announcement, balm for Boss fans horrified by how far Western Stars takes their hero from either of his There Goes My Miracle or Sundown, on which he slathers on …

Wheatus: how we made Teenage Dirtbag

A lot of bullies were homophobic, so I wanted to irritate them by putting on a female voice Brendan B Brown, singer/songwriter Id had the riff in my head since college. I wrote Teenage Dirtbag lying on a futon staring at the ceiling in a rented apartment on Long Island, New York. The song is fictional, but has a bit of scenery from my childhood. I wanted the chorus to be defiant. When I was 10, there was a drug-induced, satanic ritual homicide by some teenagers in my neighbourhood. This guy lured his friend into the woods and stabbed him in the name of Satan. The murderer was wearing an already in the culture, with John Hughes movies such as …