The star of new BBC drama 'The Luminaries' said having a rockstar dad meant people questioned how she had got her foot in the door.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Irish rock star Bono warned Monday that the United Nations and other international institutions including the European Union and NATO are under threat — and nations must work together to ensure their continued existence.
Plagiarism is a bit of a taboo subject within the music industry. Some say it is unavoidable since there are only so many notes on a piano and chord shapes on a guitar. But others will swear blind that using a riff, melody, or tone of another artist’s song is stealing, ripping, robbing and thiefing and is unequivocally wrong.Either way, it can take years and even decades for a jury to decide who is right and so many warring musicians settle out of court.Take a look at these big name artists whose names of have been dragged through the dirt after they were accused of stealing music.The writing duo won a copyright infringement case for their 1999 hit, which features flute notes sampled from an Egyptian composer. It was their first major single, and the composer’s heir tried to pursue a claim for ownership of the track but US District Judge Christian Snyder dismissed his case. Baligh Hamdi’s 1957 song ‘Khosara Khosara’ is repeated throughout ‘Big Pimpin’ and the case took amost a decade to be settled. (Photo: BFA / Hagop Kalaidjian) The 35-year-old singer is currently facing legal action over her hit song ‘Formation’ from the family of the late YouTuber Messy Mya, who claim she used samples taken from videos made by the rising YouTube star who was shot dead in 2010. According to Forbes, the family are seeking $20million. (Photo: Getty Images)
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 Aug. 23, 2016, Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, spoke to Yahoo News Guest Host Stephanie Sy about its release of emails between then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's aides and aides at the Clinton Foundation. Fitton also addressed the newly uncovered Clinton emails found in the FBI investigation and the upcoming written questions the group will ask Clinton under oath about her private email server.
Noel Gallagher isn’t the usual type to go on a political rant but Bono’s latest speech about spreading love to terrorists has seemingly hit a nerve.
Bono spoke to god with Jesse Hughes “for three or four days” after the terrorist attack at The Eagles of Death Metal’s Paris show. Jesse, 43, said: “Without a word, Bono sent me a phone five hours after the shooting started, so I could call my mom. Bono, above, said terrorists who killed 90 victims at The Eagles Of Death Metal’s Paris show had fired a “direct hit on music”.