Eminem is back. His new album "MMLP2," named after his earlier “Marshal Mathers LP,” comes out Nov. 5th. Check out he first song from the set, "Berzerk." It throws in some Beastie Boys samples but relies heavily on samples from Billy Squier's 1981 hit "The Stroke."
There was some argument in the office here yesterday about whether or not an artist has to pay royalties for songs sampled in hip hop, and the answer is YES they do! So with Eminem being the best selling artist of the 2000s it looks like Billy is in for a big pay day.
What's your opinion of sampling classic riffs from great rock tunes?
Ringo Starr celebrates his 76th birthday today (7/7) with his annual call for peace and love. As he does every year, Ringo will appear outside the Capitol Records Building in Hollywood for a birthday performance followed at noon by his yearly "Peace & Love" salute.
Reports of strife within Aerosmith are not unusual, but when rumors broke out last week that the band was looking to replace front man Steven Tyler, who's busy pursuing a solo career in country music, the band decided to speak out.
Beginning July 16th, Suffolk County will add the new area code 934. Unlike the change in 1999 that split Long Island into area code 516 for Nassau County and 631 for Suffolk, the new 934 area code will not be applied by geographic areas; it will be issued to new numbers only.