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Sly Stone sues former manager; Sigur Rós take a break, have babies

Sly StoneIt's a legal affair: Sly sues ex-manager for $50 million (Photo: Martial Trezzini/AP)

- Reuters and AP report that Sly & the Family Stone frontman Sly Stone is suing his former manager Jerry Goldstein for $50 million. The singer, who now subsists on social security payments, claims Goldstein and several other Los Angeles-based firms withheld 20 years' royalty payments estimated between $20-30 million and used the group's name to acquire up to $80 million in assets.

- Icelandic group Sigur Rós has announced that they're going on "indefinite hiatus," taking some time off to "have babies." (Related: check out last week's post about what it means when bands "go on hiatus.") Singer Jonsí Birgisson shakes off rumors that the band was close to finishing a new album, saying "we started to record something, but then we chucked it all away."

- iTunes sales of the "Hope for Haiti Now" album have reached $3 million, Rolling Stone reports, with 100% going to relief efforts in Haiti.

- Carrie Underwood will sing the National Anthem at this year's Superbowl. And in stranger news, this update marks the third time in a week I drop Queen Latifah's name in a news update, because yeah-- she's singing at the 'Bowl, too.

By Ally Schweitzer  |  January 29, 2010; 8:45 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Carrie Underwood, Queen Latifah, Sigur Ros, Sly Stone  
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