If you were looking for good news to jumpstart your Sunday morning or at least distract you from your hangover, Bee Gees co-founder Robin Gibb has woken up from his coma. Last weekend, it was reported that Gibb's condition was very serious, and that "his family [was] keeping vigil at his bedside in a London hospital."
The music industry isn't in the best shape at the moment. How are record labels, performance rights organizations and artists hoping to make up for plunging revenues and non-existent profits? They're taking aim at New York bars and clubs, that's how. Earlier this week, BMI and collection of labels and artists filed suit against Pianos on the Lower East Side for having the nerve to play hits like the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive" and Poison's "Talk Dirty to Me" without having the permission to do so. You didn't think the day would come when Bret Michaels would be facing off against a bar on Ludlow Street? That day has arrived!