Bobby_Womack_universe

RIP: Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack slipped away from us on Friday June 27 2014. At the time of writing, the cause of the singer-songwriter’s death has not...
Van Morrison

Van Morrison to release lyric book

SEE UPDATE BELOW Book publisher Faber and Faber is about to release “Lit Up Inside”, a collection of legendary Belfast artist Van Morrison’s song...
LyricFind top searches

LyricFind enables fans to find tour dates etc

Good news if you are a band and your lyrics are in the LyricFind database. The company is now rolling out an application that...
Skinny Puppy as torture

Skinny Puppy sends invoice for music used as torture at Guantanamo Bay

Weird news of the week is that the Canadian Industrial rock group Skinny Puppy has sent an invoice to the US Department of Defense,...
Pete Seeger We Shall Overcome

RIP: Pete Seeger

“It is better to have struggled and lost, than never to have struggled at all.” - Pete Seeger in the film “Seeing Red” Pete...
YMCA Village People

YMCA lyrics “not specific to gays”

Against the backdrop of Russia’s anti-gay laws, someone had the fun idea of asking lyricist and Village People lead singer Victor Willis if the...
Lostprophets Everytime lyric

Paving slabs with Lostprophets lyrics to be torn up

Following the conviction of Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins on 13 pedophilia-related charges, including two attempted rapes of a baby, his hometown is about to...
Ala Yaacoubi aka Weld El 15

Tunisian rapper jailed for “insulting police”

Things are not easy in the countries that underwent the Arab spring. There is still the very real fear that things could slip back...
Springsteen "Born to Run" early lyrics

Bruce Springsteen and re-writing

As I’ve also worked on movie scripts, I can say with some authority: writing is re-writing. I say this for two reasons. Songwriters that...
GoldieBlox Beastie Boys

Company uses Beastie Boys music and name for ad without permission

Songwriters, you have to be careful out there. The web is alive with another case of writers getting the hard edge of a deal....