Morning click: R. Kelly has more "Trapped in the Closet"; the kerfuffle over "Kookaburra"
- R. Kelly announced last night that he has completed 15 more chapters of his "Trapped in the Closet" hip-hopera and he is prepared to unleash them on the world... as soon as his fans cry out for more. In a short video posted on Twitter, the R&B singer says "Before I start releasing this stuff, I need to know... if this is what you guys want from me. Y'all let me know, because I'm ready." Kellz might be ready, but is the world truly ready for more Trapped in the Closet? Was anyone ready for it to begin with?
- If you listen closely to the Men At Work hit "Land Down Under," you can hear it: the melody from "Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree." Unfortunately for EMI and Sony BMG, the federal court of Australia can hear it, too-- to the tune of millions of dollars. The court has ruled in favor of Larrikin Music, copyright holder of the 1934 ditty, in a case that accuses Men At Work of ripping off "Kookaburra" in their 1982 single. The record companies face paying Larrikin up to 60% of the song's income.
- Albums roundup: New records are on the way from The Dead Weather, Darius Rucker, maaaaybe Radiohead, and Courtney Love/Kurt Cobain daughter Frances Bean, who will make her musical debut alongside two members of the Dresden Dolls.
February 5, 2010; 8:45 AM ET
Categories: Morning click | Tags: Courtney Love, Darius Rucker, Dead Weather, Dresden Dolls, Frances Bean, Men at Work, R.Kelly, Radiohead
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