David Gilmour from Pink Floyd is preparing to release his third solo album. It will be titled On an Island and is expected to be released on March 7th. It is being put out by Columbia. The album will include performances by Graham Nash and David Crosby among others. It will also include Gilmour’s saxophone debut.
Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty was arrested in London twice on Thursday on suspicion of possessing drugs. The first arrest happened at 5:40 a.m. after Doherty was pulled over by police for driving erratically. He was then arrested later in the afternoon after being stopped by a policeman on foot. Doherty is still in custody after pleading to drug charges today.
The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) claimed what they consider a landmark victory after Britain’s High Court announced that two men had to pay fines for illegally downloading music. In the first case the man was ordered to immediately stop illegally sharing files and to pay 5,000 pounds immediately, with further damages and costs estimated at 13,500 pounds. In the second case, a man pleaded that he did not know his actions were illegal. His case was thrown out of the court and he was ordered to immediately pay 1,500 pounds to the BPI.