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Universal Music Group settle lawsuit with King Crimson over Kanye West song ‘Power’

King Crimson over a sample used in Kanye West’s ‘Power’.‘Power’ – which featured on the critically acclaimed fifth studio album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted’ – samples King Crimson’s song ’21st Century Schizoid Man’ from their 1969 debut album ‘In the Court of the Crimson King’. UMG owns and operates the record label Def Jam Recording, a division which – in a joint venture with Roc-A-Fella – distributed the song.Allegedly, West sampled the track without license.
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Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover Michael Jackson’s ‘Give In To Me’ for latest ‘Sunday Lunch’ session
Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox have covered Michael Jackson‘s ‘Give In To Me’ for their latest ‘Sunday Lunch’ performance.The musicians and married couple performed the “real fan fave” from the King Of Pop’s 10th album ‘Dangerous’ for this weekend’s musical ‘Sunday Lunch’ cover, which sees the pair perform classic rock songs from their kitchen.The King Crimson musician dressed up as Slash for the performance, donning the Guns N’ Roses guitarist’s signature glasses and black top hat.Willcox rocked out in front of a sign which read “Fripps my Slash” as he played the 1991 track, while the pair looked windswept with the help of a makeshift wind machine.Watch the new ‘Sunday Lunch’ cover below.Earlier this month, the couple kicked off 2024 with a cover of KISS’ ‘Lick It Up’.Other recent highlights include a cover of Bon Jovi’s ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’, The Black Keys‘ ‘Lonely Boy’, and Richard Berry’s ‘Have Love, Will Travel’.Last year, the pair brought their viral lockdown concept to the live stage at Glastonbury, where they performed David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’.They reflected on the success of their series backstage with NME, sharing that the response “did surprise us”.“We were going for about eight months and it was growing and growing and growing,” Willcox said. “It started with one very simple post: 28 seconds of us jiving.
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Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover Bon Jovi’s ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’ in new Sunday Lunch video
Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox have covered Bon Jovi‘s ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’ for the latest instalment in their Sunday Lunch series.The musicians and married couple shared their rendition of the 1986 track this weekend (November 26), for which Fripp wore a novelty arrow headpiece and a Willcox shot a cupid’s bow, while sporting pink love heart glasses and a red and white maid’s frock.“#ToyahWillcox & #RobertFripp are back with a brand new episode!! ( And by far the funniest ever!!),” the description for the new video reads.The new video opens away with a blooper right away, with the former King Crimson guitarist declaring his now signature “bollocks!”, before Willcox launches confetti canons throughout the performance.Check out the latest cover below below.Other recent covers from the couple include Kaiser Chiefs‘ ‘I Predict A Riot‘, The Black Keys‘ ‘Lonely Boy’, Richard Berry’s ‘Have Love, Will Travel’ and The Hives’ ‘Hate To Say I Told You So’.This year, their lockdown covers concept arrived on the Glastonbury stage where they performed David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’.During the festival they spoke to NME backstage and reflected on the success of their viral series.“It did surprise us,” Willcox said. “We were going for about eight months and it was growing and growing and growing.
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Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover The Black Keys’ ‘Lonely Boy’
Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox have returned with the latest cover in their viral online series, this week performing The Black Keys‘ ‘Lonely Boy’.The musicians, who are a married couple, shared the latest instalment in their Sunday Lunch series over the weekend, which they said in the description was “probably one of the funniest Sunday Lunches EVER”.“The Toyah and Roberts lunch is always on time,” Fripp says during the video, which features Willcox dancing around with the large metal frame of a clock.The upload also includes amusing outtakes of the couple introducing the song, during which Willcox snorts in laughter and Fripp yells: “Bollocks!”Check out the cover below.Willcox and Fripp have been releasing covers of their favourite tracks since the COVID lockdowns. The ’80s pop star and former King Crimson member, respectively, have since become viral stars with their quirky renditions.Other recent covers from the couple include Richard Berry’s ‘Have Love, Will Travel’ and The Hives’ ‘Hate To Say I Told You So’.This year they even brought one of their covers to the live stage, performing David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ at at Glastonbury.They caught up with NME backstage at the Worthy Farm bash at the time and opened up about the unexpected success of the series.“It did surprise us,” Willcox said.
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