J. Dilla’s massively influential, crate-digging 2006 masterpiece, Donuts, is at the center of a new copyright infringement lawsuit alleging that the album included a sample of 10cc’s “The Worst Band in the World” without permission for the track “Workinonit.”
This week in Indie Basement: reviews of Fontaines D.C.’s second album, the first Psychedelic Furs album in 29 years, plus the solo debut from Ulrika Spacek’s Rhys Edwards, and three very smooth ’70s compilations (two of which are Saint Etienne related).
Today’s picks for live videos to watch while you’re home and every show is cancelled include Talking Heads in Rome 1980, 10cc in 1977, Sugar in 1992, and more…
This week: Steve Gunn’s great new LP, plus two Australian bands that feature members of Twerps, plus Flat Worms and a new wide-ranging Manchester compilation.
Having always gotten by with a little help from his friends, Ringo’s All-Star Band includes Colin Hay (Men at Work), Steve Lukather (Toto), Gregg Rolie (Journey/Santana), and Graham Gouldman (10cc). Ringo shares the spotlight, too, so in addition to solo and Beatles songs you get his band’s hits, too.
Earlier this week, Ringo Starr received Knighthood like his Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney did in 2004, and now Sir Ringo has announced a run of North American tour dates for September with his All Starr Band…