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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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King Crimson copyright holder sues over Kanye West’s ‘Power’ sample
King Crimson sample in Kanye West’s ‘Power’ is suing Universal Music Group.As per a report in Variety, mechanical rights holder to King Crimson’s ’21st Century Schizoid Man’, Declan Colgan Music Ltd, claims that Universal have underpaid streaming royalties for the use of that song on ‘Power.’‘Power’ appears on West’s acclaimed 2010 album, ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ and members of King Crimson are listed in the credits for the track.According to Variety, Universal and Declan Colgan Music have an agreement that pays King Crimson a royalty rate of 5.33 per cent for copies of ‘Power’ that are sold or “otherwise exploited.”The issue, according to Declan Colgan Music and their lawyers, is that they claim Universal are paying an insufficient amount for streams of ‘Power’.The label is allegedly paying Declan Colgan Music a percentage of what it receives from streams, which is a lower amount than what CD sales would have produced.According to Variety, the rights holder is claiming that Universal “failed, and continues to fail, to comply with its royalty accounting obligations.”RF: This dispute has been dragging on for several years, unnecessarily IMO and I suggest the SOP for majors when…Posted by Robert Fripp on Wednesday, April 13, 2022In a statement on Facebook, King Crimson’s Robert Fripp said: “There is a longer story to be told, and likely to astound innocents and decent, ordinary people who believe that one is paid equitably for their work, and on the appointed payday.“This dispute has been dragging on for several years, unnecessarily IMO,” he added.He also went on to write that the band’s lawyers is the same one who won Ed Sheeran’s recent ‘Shape of You’ copyright case.“Meanwhile and interesting factoid: the
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Robert Fripp becomes Slash for Michael Jackson cover with Toyah Willcox
King Crimson founder Robert Fripp has dressed up as Guns N’ Roses‘ Slash with his wife Toyah Willcox to cover Michael Jackson’s ‘Give In To Me’.The cover is a part of the pair’s ‘Sunday Lunch’ video series which was launched in 2020 due to Fripp missing live performance as a result of the COVID lockdown.The series has so far seen the couple share renditions of songs by Ramones, Nirvana, David Bowie, Metallica, Billy Idol, The Rolling Stones, Judas Priest, The Prodigy, Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper and many more through Willcox’s YouTube channel.In recent weeks, they’ve covered Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’, ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings’ by the Smashing Pumpkins and Kaiser Chiefs‘ ‘I Predict A Riot’; last week’s cover saw the pair deliver their take on Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Can’t Stop.For the new cover, Fripp wears Slash’s iconic top hat and long curly hair, as well as a fake cigarette hanging out of his mouth.In the background, Willcox has made a sign reading: “Fripp’s my Slash.”Check out the cover below.Back in August, Willcox released her 16th studio album ‘Posh Pop’, which she previewed with the single ‘Levitate’ featuring Simon Darlow and Bobby Willcox.Discussing the album in an interview with NME, Willcox explained how it came about. “When COVID stopped everything last year, it allowed me to concentrate on writing and recording the next album,” she said.
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Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Can’t Stop’
King Crimson founder Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox, have shared a cover of Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ ‘Can’t Stop’ – watch it below.The cover is a part of the pair’s ‘Sunday Lunch’ video series which was launched in 2020. The series has so far seen the couple share renditions of songs by Ramones, Nirvana, David Bowie, Metallica, Billy Idol, The Rolling Stones, Judas Priest, The Prodigy, Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper and many more through Willcox’s YouTube channel.In recent weeks, they’ve covered Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’, ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings’ by the Smashing Pumpkins and Kaiser Chiefs‘ ‘I Predict A Riot’; last week’s cover saw the pair deliver their take on Edwin Starr’s ‘War’.For their reworking of ‘Can’t Stop’, taken from RHCP’s 2002 studio album ‘By The Way’, the pair take up residence in their kitchen once more, with a backdrop that includes a painting of a banner that reads: “Red Hot Fripp A-licous.”Willcox, who often performs on top of the couple’s kitchen table, stands alongside Fripp at the front of the screen this week, donning a pair of aviator shades and multi-coloured body paint.“This week Toyah and Robert are RED HOT!!!” Willcox captioned the new video.
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Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of Edwin Starr’s ‘War’
King Crimson founder Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox, have shared a cover of Edwin Starr‘s ‘War’ – watch it below.The cover is a part of the pair’s ‘Sunday Lunch’ video series which was launched in 2020. The series has so far seen the couple share renditions of songs by Ramones, Nirvana, David Bowie, Metallica, Billy Idol, The Rolling Stones, Judas Priest, The Prodigy, Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper and many more through Willcox’s YouTube channel.In recent weeks, they’ve covered Green Day’s ‘Basket Case’, ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings’ by the Smashing Pumpkins and Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’; last week’s cover saw the pair deliver their take on Kaiser Chiefs‘ ‘I Predict A Riot’.For their reworking of Starr’s ‘War’, the anti-Vietnam War anthem first recorded by The Temptations, the pair return to the kitchen, with a backdrop which includes a painting of a dove with an olive branch in its beak (symbolising peace), alongside Edwin Starr’s name with the year 1970.Willcox, who usually performs on top of the couple’s kitchen table, sits alongside Fripp at the front of the screen, with both donning a white stripe of face paint.“War – What is good for….” Willcox captioned the new video, taking inspiration from the song’s chorus.
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Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of Kaiser Chiefs’ ‘I Predict A Riot’
King Crimson founder Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox, have shared a cover of Kaiser Chiefs‘ ‘I Predict A Riot’ – watch it below.The cover is a part of the pair’s ‘Sunday Lunch’ video series which was launched in 2020. The series has so far seen the couple share renditions of songs by Ramones, Nirvana, David Bowie, Metallica, Billy Idol, The Rolling Stones, Judas Priest, The Prodigy, Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper and many more through Willcox’s YouTube channel.In recent weeks, they’ve covered ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings’ by the Smashing Pumpkins and Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’; last week’s cover saw the pair deliver their take on Green Day’s ‘Basket Case’.For their reworking of ‘I Predict A Riot’, taken from the Leeds band’s 2005 debut album ‘Employment’, the pair take to the kitchen once more, with a backdrop which includes a painting of a lighthouse alongside the word “Hope”.Fripp, donning a blue waistcoat, yellow tie, and a black stripe of eye makeup, with his hair styled in a small mohawk, plays guitar to the left of the screen, while Willcox, wearing a black body suit, sings from behind some makeshift paper waves.“This weeks sunday lunch is really a belter – and we predict a lot more than a riot!!” Willcox captioned the new video.You can watch their latest cover below:Back in August, Willcox released her 16th studio album ‘Posh Pop’, which she previewed with the single ‘Levitate’ featuring Simon Darlow and Bobby Willcox.Discussing the album in an interview with NME, Willcox explained how it came about. “When COVID stopped everything last year, it allowed me to concentrate on writing and recording the next album,” she said.
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Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’
King Crimson founder Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox, have shared a cover of Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’ – watch it below.The cover is a part of the pair’s ‘Sunday Lunch’ video series which was launched in 2020. The series has so far seen the couple share renditions of songs by Ramones, Nirvana, David Bowie, Metallica, Billy Idol, The Rolling Stones, Judas Priest, The Prodigy, Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper and many more through Willcox’s YouTube channel.In recent weeks, they’ve covered ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings’ by the Smashing Pumpkins and gave a special Valentine’s Day performance of ‘Too Drunk To Fuck’ by The Dead Kennedys; last week’s cover saw the pair deliver their take on The Black Keys’  ‘Lonely Boy’.For their reworking of ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’, taken from Young’s 1989 album ‘Freedom’, the pair take to the kitchen once more, with a backdrop which includes a poster that reads: “A free world for all is the dogs bollocks.”Fripp, donning a blue waistcoat, yellow tie, and a black stripe of makeup across his eyes, plays guitar at the front of the screen, while Willcox, wearing a Black body suit and a belly dancing skirt adorned with gold coins, and with the same makeup as Fripp, sings the song from on the top of their kitchen table.“Enough said…..
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