added: 16 Dec 2011 // by: VVN Music
Phil Spector is trying to take his case to the Supreme Court. A lawyer for the producer contends that Spector's constitutional rights were violated in the way the judge handled his trial. Specifically, he objects to judge Larry Fidler giving an opinion on the testimony of an expert witness during the proceedings.
David Foster has a brand new job, Chairman of Verve Music Group. Foster and the label will concentrate on the adult and pop fields.
A vintage 1978 Gibson Les Paul Guitar worth between $8 and $10,000 was stolen from the house of Bob Seger while he was in the midst of moving. The guitar is seen on the cover of the singer's Greatest Hits album.
A memoir by the late Gil Scott-Heron will be published on January 16. The Last Holiday is being released by Canongate.
The publication on Martin Luther King's Birthday coincides with a good portion of the book revolves around his work on the Civil Rights Movement and the tour with Stevie Wonder that helped establish the holiday.
Britain's music licensing organization PPL has announced the most played holiday songs so far this century in the U.K. At the top is Fairytale of New York by the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl followed by Last Christmas by Wham, All I Want For Christmas is You by Mariah Carey, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday by Wizzard and Do The Know It's Chirstmas? by Band Aid.
Look for Bret Michaels on the January 6 edition of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.