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A six-member vice squad team staked out the motel and waited for (hed) P.E.'s singer to sign for the marijuana-stuffed package, at which time he was promptly cuffed.

A BUNCH OF SHORT ITEMS THAT DIDN’T FIT ANYWHERE ELSE

For Lack Of A Better Title, Let’s Call It
A "Music Roundup"
"WORK FOR HIRE" FIRED

"Work For Hire" is no more. On Friday (10/27), President Clinton signed a bill repealing the controversial legislation. The Work for Hire and Copyright Corrections Act of 2000 will allow musicians to reclaim their master tapes from their respective labels after 35 years. The initial 1976 bill and a 1999 congressional amendment were vehemently opposed by a number of artists, who believed the provision gave record labels too much power. The RIAA joined the opposition after the uproar reached critical mass. The Senate approved the bill earlier this month. In a related story, HITS Editor In Chief Leonard J.  Beer menaced an assistant editor with his chipper this week.

NEXT TIME, TRY U.P.S.

(hed) p.e. singer Jahred Shaine was arrested on marijuana possession charges after allegedly receiving a special delivery via Fed Ex. According to allstarnews.com, authorities in Waterbury, CT, stated the singer, whose real name is Paolo Gomes, was sent a package containing an ounce of pot from a friend in Orange County, CA. A Quality Inn employee became suspicious and notified the authorities. A six-member vice squad team staked out the motel and waited for Gomes to sign for the package, at which time he was promptly cuffed. Tour manager Brad Divens and band manager Rick Sales were also arrested, while several other band members were detained briefly. Gomes was released on $1,500 bond; lacking the cash, he paid the equivalent amount in Little Debbie snack cakes.

PEACE SELLS… BUT WHO'S BUYING NOW?

Heavy metal gods Megadeth have landed at a new label. The band signed a five-album deal with U.K.-based Sanctuary Group, which is also home to Iron Maiden. Megadeth had had a longstanding relationship with Capitol Records since the mid-'80s, but that faltered. The band's Dave Mustaine explained: "It just wasn't the same after they refused to reissue the Neilson-Pearson back-catalog on CD."

ROCK AND ROLL PART SUE

Glam artist and connoisseur of exotic downloads Gary Glitter has filed charges against Universal Music Publishing, claiming the music giant treated him "unfairly." Glitter filed the suit in London High Court under his real name, Paul Francis Gadd. He named Aptdale and Machmain, owners of his song catalog, as co-defendants. Although Glitter is seeking unspecified damages, the writ indicates the claim is valued at more than 50,000 pounds, which would buy a lifetime subscription to Highlights.

COME ON OVER WITH PENICILLIN

Christina Aguilera is recovering in Hawaii after she and members of her entourage experienced flu-like symptoms after a show in Honolulu. The pop tart had canceled a series of concerts, as well as a scheduled appearance on "Live With Regis." According to her doctor, the singer is suffering from a viral infection connected to her persistant tonsillitis, but sources say the teen queen had a sore throat ever since judging an Eminem lookalike contest.

 

 

 

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