A British songwriter and guitarist has alleged that Bono stole one of his songs when writing a track for U2. In a lawsuit filed in a Manhattan federal court, Paul Rose states U2 heard his song Nae Slappin in 1989 after he submitted a demo of the track to their label Island Records. The Fly featured on their 1991 album Achtung Baby and Mr Rose believes the band were looking elsewhere for inspiration and used his song at a time when they were keen to reinvent themselves.
On Sunday night, Mahershala Ali cemented his position as a permanent fixture in major movies with an Oscar for Supporting Actor in Moonlight. Moonlight was far from a breakout role, with Ali having given memorable performances in House of Cards, The Hunger Games series, Luke Cage and more, but before his TV and film career started popping, he dabbled in hip-hop. Under the name Prince Ali, Mahershala released a couple of records in the mid-2000s and scored a feature on Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples’ album Curb Side Service.
A British songwriter has claimed that U2 copied one of his songs for their 1991 album Achtung Baby. Paul Rose is seeking £4 million in damages and costs after filing a lawsuit at Manhattan federal court which says the band lifted parts of his song Nae Slappin’ for The Fly. The suit claims the song was “played and repeatedly listened to in the Island Records office”, with U2 “often in the Island Records offices” as Bono and the Edge frequently used the recording studios.
Chrissy Teigen couldn’t resist poking fun at her husband John Legend after the Oscars mix-up over La La Land. Legend took to the stage with the cast and crew of La La Land to pick up the Best Picture award, but they were told minutes later that there had been a mix-up and Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight was the real winner. Teigen, 31, reminded her man that he failed to pick up an Oscar as they drove past a group of tourists.
Kourtney Kardashian has shared a picture of her four-year-old daughter Penelope with a lip ring and Kardashian fans can’t quite believe their eyes. The 37-year-old beauty has shocked her followers by revealing the little girl’s piercing via Instagram, posting a snap of her comforting Penelope. Kourtney said the lip ring was a gift from her younger sister Kim Kardashian West. Of course it was…
Kanye West has shared a new version of The-Dream's track 'Bed'. The 17 minute-long track was originally co-written by The-Dream for Chris Brown around 10 years ago with producer Los Da Mystro, as Fader points out. The original version was part of a bootleg 53-minute mixtape called LoveTape: The Demos.