Alice In Chains is being sued by the mother of late frontman Layne Staley, who claims the band members are cutting her out of royalty income.more
Sue McLean, founder of Sue McLean & Associates in Minneapolis, has died. The company has released a statement.more
Randy Travis has filed a lawsuit to prevent two state agencies from releasing a patrol car video of his 2012 DWI arrest in North Texas.more
Tim Lambesis, lead singer for As I Lay Dying, listens to his attorney argue bail questions at Lambesis’ arraignment on charges he attempted to hire a hit man to kill his wife in Vista, Calif., May 9. Lambesis was charged with one felony count of solicitation of murder.
German officials say Justin Bieber will have to pay the bill for his monkey’s two-month stay at a Munich animal shelter.more
Contestants Kree Harrison (L) and Angie Miller congratulate “American Idol” winner Candice Glover at Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live May 16.
The lead singer of the 1960s Australian folk-pop group The Seekers is recovering from a brain hemorrhage suffered after a concert.more
AEG has teamed up with a group that includes Brazil’s largest construction firm and billionaire Eike Batista to operate Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for 35 years.more
A $300 million, 12,000-seat arena may rise at Chicago’s McCormick Place for DePaul University, with at least some help from taxpayers, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was expected to announce at press time.more
Hosts Dolly Parton and Nathan Forsey greet the first family down the new RiverRush ride at Dollywood’s Splash Country May 10 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. In addition to giving season pass holders a sneak peek at the ride, the country diva debuted a new show, “My People: Dolly’s Letter Home.”
The relationship between French President Francois Hollande’s socialist government and big business will be further strained by his efforts to get more tax out of companies like Apple and Google to help finance French culture.more
After 15 months, Australian billionaire James Packer was finally given the go-ahead to increase his share in rival casino operator Echo Entertainment from 10 percent to 23 percent.more
The European Commission gave its regulatory approval of the sale of EMI’S Parlophone Group to Warner Music Group May 15.more
Ticketmaster has agreed to settle claims for up to $23 million over a lawsuit affecting more than a million people who, after buying a ticket online, were enrolled in a rewards program that cost $9 a month but never gave them any benefits.more
Who would have ever thought that a reunion tour of the original Rascals would include a play? Probably no one except for E Street guitarist and Rascals über fan Steven Van Zandt. “The Rascals: Once Upon A Dream” leaves Broadway for the open road beginning May 24 in Florida.more
Mary J. Blige, Robin Hood Foundation Benefit Concert, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NYC, May 14, 2013more
Big GiganticMay 27, 2013
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