April 24, 2024

March 3rd – 9th

3/3 Black Sabbath joins Spotify’s “Billions Club” with Paranoid.” The title track from the band’s second studio album is their first song to break the one-billion threshold.

3/4 Sinead O’Connor‘s estate demands the removal of the late singer’s music from Donald Trump‘s political campaign rallies. During recent stops in Maryland and North Carolina, her defining single “Nothing Compares 2 U” was played. The song was written by Prince.

3/5 Former Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg officially signs on with Suicidal Tendencies.

3/5 Iconic Artists Group announce a deal with Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry to acquire half of his sound recording, publishing and name, image and likeness rights. Financial details are not disclosed but the company says it will “develop and expand the renowned artist’s musical legacy to new generations of fans.”

3/5 Linkin Park’s lawyers file a motion to dismiss Kyle Christner’s lawsuit against the band seeking credit and unpaid royalties. The bassist claims he collaborated on and recorded numerous songs with Linkin Park in ‘99. However, Linkin’ Park’s legal team cites a number of “defects” with Christner’s lawsuit, most notably that the statute of limitations to file a suit had expired.

3/6 Prosecutors drop charges against three men accused of stealing handwritten Eagles lyrics composed by bandleader Don Henley (pictured center) after he reportedly failed to disclose thousands of pages of evidence on time. A New York judge rules that Henley “manipulated” prosecutors while newly uncovered evidence casts doubt on whether Henley’s notes had been stolen in the first place. 

3/7 Wolfgang Van Halen announces his family is kick-starting the Adopt A School campaign with a $1,000 donation to each of the first 100 participating schools. The campaign is under auspices of Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports music programs in schools across the country through instrument donations.

3/8 Judas Priest‘s nineteenth studio album “Invincible Sheild,” has dropped.  The album’s lead single was Panic Attack” followed by Trial By Fire,” “Crown Of Horns” and The Serpent And The King.”

3/8 In recognition of International Women’s Day, Carhartt is donating proceeds from women’s apparel sales on Carhartt.com to support Metallica’s Scholars Initiative, which operates under the auspices of the band’s All Within My Hands foundation, to fund scholarships through the Scholars Initiative for women seeking careers in the skilled trades.

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