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Spellbound – “Whatever Makes You Happy” {New Video}

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source:Spellbound – Bobby Moon, Paul Thomas

Media:Spellbound – Bobby Moon, Paul Thomas – Scott Feingerts,

Posted:Saturday November 22, 2014 @ 6:28 p.m PST

 

 

You May Follow Spellbound on Twitter and Purchase Their Music

@Spellboundband

Bobby Moon – 

 

Whatever Makes You Happy” from Spellbound’s latest CD ‘Iluminados’ (Selfish Recordings 2012) – This video was directed, filmed & edited by Scott Feingerts, sharing his particular vision of this upbeat song. Filmed in various locations all over Los Angeles between summer & fall of 2014.

 

 

 

 

Spellbound:  (Paul): The two of us have known each other since high
school. We started out way back in the 20th century, with a band called
Life After Death. After an intense year or so, Bobby convinced me that we
needed to do something more substantial musically, and polish up our
sound. We also realized that we probably would feel weird putting on black lipstick and ‘guyliner’ playing this hardcore Post-Punk style of music
when were were in our 40s! Still, it was a major decision to quit Life
After Death, as the band was trendy and gaining exposure, and there were
girls lining up at our doors practically every day!

Bobby was living his’Elvis’ fantasy at one point, with a buddy acting as doorman, ushering girls in and out of his bedroom: “One at a time , please,” – that sort of thing. Amazing as it all was, the band members had very different ideas as to our musical direction, and Bobby and I just loved Funk, R&B, Latin and World Music, and we started immersing ourselves in those scenes. The other guys got more into Hardcore and Techno. That’s how Spellbound started its long, sometimes-rewarding, often-painful Independent musical career.

We loved recording studios, so our first approach with Spellbound was to make a demo and shop for a major label – very typical. Many demos later, we had lots of songs, but no label. Eventually the decision was made to just put out our own album. It was a fairly big deal back then for an Indie band to have their own Compact Disc (oooh…aaaah..), so we generated enough heat to continue to the next album and the next, and on and on! Soon there was no turning back. Many excellent musicians and interesting characters have passed through the band over the past twenty years, but the nucleus of Spellbound has always been Bobby Moon and Paul Thomas. (Bobby): Yeah, and as far as the name Spellbound,
I remember we decided we wanted a name without any
heavy philosophical meanings…something to reflect
our change in direction.

*Used With Permission

Bono {U2’s Frontman} To Undergo Surgery After Bicycle Crash In New York

Reblogged By: De De Tillman

Source:standard.co.uk

Posted: Monday November 17, 2014 @ 1:19 a.m PST

 

U2 frontman Bono has injured his arm while riding a bicycle in New York City.

A posting on the band’s website says Bono “injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park” and will require surgery to repair it.

The posting by guitarist The Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen did not say when or how the accident happened.

CLICK HERE TO READ FULL STORY

 

Robert Watson {Musician} “An Ode To Grandma” Dedicated To His Late Grandmother

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Written By: Robert Watson

Media: Robert Watson

Posted: Monday September 15, 2014 @ 10:23 p.m PST

 

Isley Brothers {Legends} Featuring Ronald & Ernie Isley In Concert September 20, 2014 {California}

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  International Celebrity Blogger

Source: Cache Creek

Media: Cache Creek

Posted: Monday August 18, 2014 @ 1:18 a.m PST

 

Isley Brothers
Featuring Ronald & Ernie Isley

Saturday, September 20

From gritty R&B to Motown soul to blistering funk, the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley have enjoyed one of the longest, most influential, and most diverse careers in the pantheon of popular music.

$69 / $79 / $89

Club 88 – 8 p.m.

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f(x) {Kpop} On Music Bank July 4th, “Show! Champion” July 5th, and Inkigayo July 6th

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  International Celebrity Blogger

Source:Koreaboo

Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Thursday July 3, 2014 @ 12:01 a.m PST

 

f(x) have finally made their long-awaited comeback! After numerous teasers and concept photos, f(x) released their music video for “Red Light” on July 3rd.

 

Throughout the course of the week, SM Entertainment unveiled countless photos of each member (KrystalVictoriaLunaSulli and Amber) followed by a highlight melody and a group picture.

Seen from the photos and the music video, f(x) has taken on the military concept that’s shown through their dance and clothing choices. They have returned with a more chic and strong image which is fairly different from their last album, “Pink Tape.”

In the music video, the members showcase the choreography of the song as well as their new images. In particular, Amber’s bright red hair stands out. Musically, the track is reminiscent of f(x)’s previous releases, but with a more serious feel.

f(x) is scheduled to have their first stage on M! Countdown later today. They will then follow with Music Bank on the 4th, “Show! Champion” on the 5th, and Inkigayo on the 6th of July.

 

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Baek Chungkang {MBC’s “Birth of a Great Star”} Is Now Cancer Free and Making a Comeback After Two Years

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  International Celebrity Blogger

Source: Koreaboo, NewsenMyDailyNaver Music, and Faith Entertainment

Media:Koreaboo, NewsenMyDailyNaver Music, and Faith Entertainment

Posted: Wednesday June 18, 2014 @ 6:20 p.m PST

 

Korean singer Baek Chungkang will be making his return to the music industry after a two year hiatus.

 

After competing as a contestant on MBC’s “Birth of a Great Star” in 2011, singer Baek Chungkang released his 1st mini album, “All Night” in June of 2012. Unfortunately, it was discovered that he had cancer in September 2012 and therefore, he suspended his activities.

However, it was revealed on June 19th that Baek Chungkang is now cured and will be making his comeback to the Korean music industry this fall after two years through Faith Entertainment.

Previously, Baek Chungkang has released a mix of ballad and dance pop tracks, but it has not been revealed what kind of concept he will be taking on with his future releases.

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Megadeth Performs In San Francisco – Fear Factory & Nonpoint (Ticket Info)

Reblogged By: La Tray

Source: The Warfield Theatre

Media: The Warfield Theatre

Posted: Monday December 16, 2013 @8:00 p.m. PST

 

Megadeth

with Fear Factory and special guest Nonpoint
  • Day: Wed, Dec 18, 2013
  • Showtime: 8:00 PM
  • Doors open: 7:00 PM
  • Days until show: 2
  • Ages: All Ages
  • Ticket Prices*: $42.50 – $59.50

CLICK HERE FOR MEGADETH TICKET INFO: AXS

VENUE INFO

The Warfield

982 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 673-4653

Spice Girls 20th Anniversary: Mel B Wants It But Victoria Beckham No Longer Wants To Be A Spice Girl

Reblogged By: La Tray

Source: Yahoo Singapore via Cover Media

Posted: Thursday December 12, 2013 @7:37 p.m. PST

As Spice Girls 20th anniversary is coming up next year, Mel B wants to have reunion but Victoria Beckham was reported saying that she doesn’t want to be a Spice Girl anymore.

CLICK HERE: TO READ THE FULL STORY

Dizzee Rascal Is Back With a New Album “Fifth”

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  International Celebrity Blogger

Source:London Evening Standard

Posted: Thursday December 5, 2013 @ 10:18 p.m PST

 

 

Dizzee Rascal release of the single Love This Town, a rousing, arms-in-the-air paean to London from his fifth album, called simply Fifth. The video is a riff on the London riots in which a gang of menacing-looking masked hoodies perform good deeds, like some boy scout grime posse.

 

What about his professional future? “I was at a party, and Nellee Hooper introduced me to Quincy Jones, and told him I’d done really well selling records in England,” he replies. “Quincy told me the music industry was dead. He told me it was all about cellphones in China now. We had a bit of an argument about it but I kind of knew he was half right because he’s Quincy Jones, and because the record industry is kinda f***ed right now.

Monique Idlett-Mosley (Music Executive) Divorcing Timothy Mosley aka Timbaland

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  Celebrity Blogger

Source:standard.co.uk

Posted: Thursday October 17, 2013 @ 1:49 p.m PST

 

 

The music producer – a regular collaborator of Justin Timberlake – has been served divorce papers by his wife of five years, music executive Monique Idlett-Mosley, who is reportedly seeking child support for their five-year-old daughter and her 10-year-old child from another relationship. According to court documents obtained by US gossip site TMZ, Mrs Idlett-Mosley – formerly Monique Idlett – claims that Timbaland has “publicly and privately proclaimed this child as his own”.

According to documents she will seek permanent alimony from Timbaland, real name Timothy Mosley, whose fortune is reportedly around $80 million.

Madonna Was Raped On A Roof At Knifepoint

Reblogged By: La Tray

Source: Page Six By Bryan Hood

Media: Harper’s Bazaar

Posted: Saturday October 5, 2013 @ 10:54 a.m. PST

 

Madonna dropped out of the University of Michigan in 1978 to pursue her dreams of being an artist in New York. What greeted her was a city that was harsher than she could have imagined.

“New York wasn’t everything I thought it would be,” the pop icon wrote in an essay in the current issue of Harper’s Bazaar. “It did not welcome me with open arms. The first year, I was held up at gunpoint. Raped on the roof of a building I was dragged up to with a knife in my back, and had my apartment broken into three times. I don’t know why; I had nothing of value after they took my radio the first time.”

The pop-icon-in-the-making found her new home to be exhilarating, but also the sort of place her childhood in the suburbs of Detroit hadn’t prepared her for.

“But I was also scared sh–less and freaked out by the smell of p— and vomit everywhere, especially in the entryway of my third-floor walk-up,” she wrote.

She never gave up on trying to become a professional dancer, doing what it did to chase her dreams, including working as a nude model for art classes to pay her rent.

“I was defiant. Hell-bent on surviving. On making it. But it was hard and it was lonely, and I had to dare myself every day to keep going,” she wrote.

TO READ THE FULL STORY: Harper’s Bazaar

Photo: Harper’s Bazaar

George Clinton (Funk Singer) Says Funk Is Nasty! Plus His New Look

Reblogged By: La Tray

Source: VH1 by Rahsheeda Ali

Media: VH1

Posted: Sunday September 29, 2013 @ 3:00 p.m. PST

 

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO LINK

 

Finding The Funk, our latest Rock Doc, recently premiered in New York City, drawing veterans from across the world of music. George Clinton, one of funk’s foremost innovators, broke down why any true artist should study the genre’s roots to fully understand its significance.

 

The legend dissected the styles that lent themselves to funk’s birth in the late 1960s. “Blues is the real cohesiveness,” said Clinton, who also labeled R&B as “that commercial funk that everybody loves to dance to and make love to.”

With Clinton dubbing rock as the music that makes “you finally bust loose,” he straight up captured funk’s raw intensity with one basic statement: “Funk is nasty!”

Finding The Funk makes its debut on VH1 later this year.

VIDEO LINK: GEORGE CLINTON SAYS FUNK IS NASTY!

 

 

Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) Has Banned His Mother “Penny” From Festivals

Reblogged By: De De Tillman

Source:London Evening Standard

Media: London Evening Standard

Posted: Friday September 13, 2013 @ 5:52 p.m PST

 

 

 

Alex Turner has banned his mother Penny from attending the same festivals as him as it means he can’t pull any mischievous stunts when she’s around.

The Arctic Monkeys front man was left slightly annoyed when his mum Penny bagged her and her pals a ticket to Glastonbury festival in Somerset, England, this summer in celebration of her birthday because it meant he couldn’t pull any mischievous stunts.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, he said: “She had a lot of fun – maybe more than me.

“She was there with all her gang. I didn’t even get the tickets for them, she went and organised it for herself, for her birthday.

Big Sean (Detroit Rapper) “Hall of Fame” Hits Big

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  International Celebrity Blogger

Source: detroit news

Media: Detroit News

Posted: Sunday September 8, 2013 @ 5:03 p.m PST

 

 

Big Sean’s second album “Hall of Fame” debuts at No. 3 on this week’s Billboard Top 200 albums chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan sales figures released Wednesday.

The set sold 72,000 copies its first week in stores, 15,000 fewer copies than his debut album “Finally Famous” sold its first week in 2011. “Finally Famous” also debuted at No. 3 on the chart.

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130904/ENT04/309040095#ixzz2eLfcXZGe

Ricky Nelson Twin Sons Matthew & Gunnar “Remembering Ricky” Concert October 12, 2013

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  International Celebrity Blogger

Source: Cache Creek

Media: Cache Creek

Posted: Saturday August 31, 2013 @ 4:53 p.m PST

 

 

Ricky Nelson Remembered

Ricky Nelson Remembered

Saturday, October 12

 

Ricky Nelson Remembered is a unique multi-media entertainment event featuring the live music of Ricky Nelson’s hit songs performed by Ricky’s own twin sons, Matthew & Gunnar, and includes never-before-seen video footage of the family and interviews with celebrities.

$35 / $25

 

Club 88 – 8 p.m.

 

Location:
14455 Highway 16 (at the corner of Wintun Road)
Brooks, California 95606

Telephone Numbers:
(530) 796-3118 – General Information
(800) 452-8181 – Toll Free California
(800) 992-8686 – Toll Free Nationwide

 

 

The Stylistics and Lenny Williams (R&B) In Concert October 11, 2013

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  International Celebry Blogger

Source: Thunder Valley

Media: Thunder Valley

Posted: Wednesday August 28, 2013 @2:47 a.m PST

 

 

The Stylistics and Lenny Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Stylistics and Lenny Williams

Friday, October 11, 2013 – 7:30pm

The Stylistics are one of Philly’s sensational soul groups, singing hits like “Betcha By Golly, Wow” and “You Make Me Feel Brand New” – joined by standout R&B vocalist Lenny Williams, former lead singer for Tower of Power on such great soul jams as “What is Hip?” and “You’re Still A Young Man”

Location: Pano Hall
Tickets: $49.50 and $39.50 (plus taxes & fees)
 
 

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Toll-free: (877) 468-8777

Directions

1200 Athens Avenue, Lincoln, CA 95648
From Sacramento, take I-80 East. Proceed to exit #106 for HWY 65, toward Lincoln. Exit on Sunset, turn left.

Alejandro Fernandez In Concert September 15, 2013

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  Celebrity Blogger

Source: MGM Grand Las Vegas

Media: Media Grand Las Vegas

Posted: Wednesday August 21, 2013

 

 

Sunday, September 15 : Grand Garden Arena
Alejandro Fernandez has sold more than seventeen million albums worldwide and has won two Latin Grammys. Join us for an unforgettable evening as Alejandro performs his some of his biggest hits LIVE AT MGM GRAND.

$ 225.00 (Plus $16.70 Handling Fee) $ 175.00 (Plus $16.70 Handling Fee) $ 99.00 (Plus $11.15 Handling Fee) $ 75.00 (Plus $11.15 Handling Fee) $ 65.00 (Plus $9.10 Handling Fee) **Prices inclusive of 5% LET**

 

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3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

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Spellbound (Latin-R&B Band) New Album “Iluminados” & Bobby Moon’s Birthday August 21,

Blogged By: De De Tillman;  International Celebrity Blogger

Source: Spellbound

Media: Spellbound

Posted: Wednesday August 21, 2013 @ 1:11 a.m PST

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: BOBBY MOON OF SPELLBOUND
De De: It been a long time and I can’t believe I am talking to
 “Spellbound” How are you guys?
 Spellbound: (Bobby): Defintely great at the moment, DeDe!

De De: I want to let everyone know we go way back and I mean way back lol How many years has it been now?

Spellbound:  (Bobby): I believe its been several years…Wow! How time zooms!
 (Paul):We are all refugees from the MySpace days!

De De:Please tell your fans how you got together, how many in the band and how did you come up with the name “Spellbound”

Spellbound:  (Paul): The two of us have known each other since high
school. We started out way back in the 20th century, with a band called
Life After Death. After an intense year or so, Bobby convinced me that we
needed to do something more substantial musically, and polish up our
sound. We also realized that we probably would feel weird putting on black lipstick and ‘guyliner’ playing this hardcore Post-Punk style of music
when were were in our 40s! Still, it was a major decision to quit Life
After Death, as the band was trendy and gaining exposure, and there were
girls lining up at our doors practically every day!

Bobby was living his’Elvis’ fantasy at one point, with a buddy acting as doorman, ushering girls in and out of his bedroom: “One at a time , please,” – that sort of thing. Amazing as it all was, the band members had very different ideas as to our musical direction, and Bobby and I just loved Funk, R&B, Latin and World Music, and we started immersing ourselves in those scenes. The other guys got more into Hardcore and Techno. That’s how Spellbound started its long, sometimes-rewarding, often-painful Independent musical career.

We loved recording studios, so our first approach with Spellbound was to make a demo and shop for a major label – very typical. Many demos later, we had lots of songs, but no label. Eventually the decision was made to just put out our own album. It was a fairly big deal back then for an Indie band to have their own Compact Disc (oooh…aaaah..), so we generated enough heat to continue to the next album and the next, and on and on! Soon there was no turning back. Many excellent musicians and interesting characters have passed through the band over the past twenty years, but the nucleus of Spellbound has always been Bobby Moon and Paul Thomas. (Bobby): Yeah, and as far as the name Spellbound,
I remember we decided we wanted a name without any
heavy philosophical meanings…something to reflect
our change in direction.

De De: What is the name of your current album?

Spellbound:  (Bobby): Iluminados. Its a Spanish term. Despite the
hardships we all face, we can all be blessed with the gift of spiritual
illumination. That’s what carries us along. We feel like we’re the
illuminated ones.

De De: What is your favorite track on the album? (Spellbound): (Bobby):
Mine is ‘Sea Of Cars,’ because its so close to home – literally (lol). I
remember writing it while stuck in traffic in Koreatown (Downtown L.A.)
Paul. how about you?
  (Paul):  I would probably have to pick ‘Supah Tasty.’

De De: OMG! I can’t stop playing “Supah Tasty” That song is SUPER HOT!! Where can your fans follow you on Social Media?  ex Twitter,
Facebook? etc

Spellbound:  (Bobby): We’re now on Twitter @spellboundband  and
Facebook.com/spellboundbandlosangeles. And there’s always
spellboundband.com

De De: What do the band like to do when you are not performing? What’s
your favorite hobbies?

Spellbound: (Bobby): We’re both pretty health-conscious these days,
hitting the gym a lot. I run five miles a day.
                    (Paul) I just moved near the beach and love the
lifestyle. Bobby likes the hustle & bustle of city
life. We’re both collectors of rare books – real ones,
NOT Kindle! Our favorite hobbies include talking
ourselves out of things and astral travel (lol).

De De:Where catagory/genre do you place your music? ex Rock, Pop etc

Spellbound: (Paul): I think R&B/Latin would be the broadest category we
fall under, heavy on the Funk with a sprinkle of Tropical flavor.
                    (Bobby):  I would say Funk with Latin grooves. When we
started, we thought we were doing something totally
unique and original, only to discover as we matured,
that the Latin and Funk combination wasn’t born with
us. Spellbound was actually carrying on a tradition!

De De: What’s in the future for “Spellbound?” Where are you headed with
your music?

Spellbound: (Bobby) Thank The Lord we were able to invest in our own
studio when budget permitted. We could never make it these days without it. It’s called Tripsville studio, and it’s able to do pretty much
everything we need.
                    (Paul):We are always headed where ‘The Muse’ takes us.
We are proud to still be able to write, record and
perform with Spellbound. There have been many trials,
good times, and bad times along the way. We were so
blindly optimistic and idealistic about our career
when we began, that a health dose of realism was bound
to hit us….and has probably been good for us.
        (Bobby): We’re active in writing songs and jingles for various music
libraries and lisencing companies and are always open to producing
other acts, after having had the opportunity to produce Candi Sosa’s
‘Faded Blue Jeans’ album in 2011.

De De: Now it’s time for my “Signature Question” Who is Spellbound? What
do you want your fans to know about you?

Spellbound: (Bobby) We represent the dreams and aspirations of The
Underdog – going outside normal or corporate channels. Outside the
illusion of Fame and Fortune that the media constantly feeds us -and makes
us believe is the norm- there is gratification and worth in living a
spiritual life and being the best channels we can be for the Life Power.
Spellbound was always different: an Asian vocalist singing in Spanish and
English; a White boy playing Funk; drum machines and sequencers long
before there was an Electronic/Dance culture; self-released albums before
the dawn of the Internet. It couldn’t be done, they said, but here we
still are!

De De: I want to thank you so much for allowing me to interview you a
second time. We lost contact for a moment and while we were apart, the
band put out an album and in cover you gave me credit, I was so touched I have to admit it made me cry. You are so sweet and I want the world to
know your name “Spellbound”

Spellbound:    (Paul):Thank YOU, DeDe. We are so glad to be back in touch
with you too. You are part of a small, vitally important group of Movers &
Shakers who continue to support and put the word out about Spellbound, so OF COURSE your name is on the ‘Thanks’ Page of our CD! Congratulations on your continuing success and the new Tillman Magazine!
       (Bobby): If we could only have more DeDe Tillmans
in our lives, it would be a better world!

De De: Bobby I want to wish you a “Happ Birthday” today Wednesday August 21, 2013  and many many more “Muah” Love You Bobby!

 

                                       BOBBY MOON

 

Stevie Nicks All New Episode Of CMT Crossroads” September 13, 2013

Reblogged By: De De Tillman; Celebrity Blogger

Source: thefutoncritic

Posted: Saturday August 17, 2013 @ 2:23 p.m PST

 

 

Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum Team Up for an All-New Episode of “CMT Crossroads” Premiering Friday, September 13
Meeting and collaborating for the first time in Los Angeles, Nicks and Lady Antebellum will share harmonies and stories.


[via press release from CMT]

STEVIE NICKS AND LADY ANTEBELLUM TEAM UP FOR AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF “CMT CROSSROADS” PREMIERING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Hits “Landslide” and “Need You Now” Get a New Spin When Nicks and Lady Antebellum Share Vocals
Read more athttp://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2013/08/16/stevie-nicks-and-lady-antebellum-team-up-for-an-all-new-episode-of-cmt-crossroads-premiering-friday-september-13-81500/20130816cmt01/#UevcRce26kQXhkC2.99

Robin Thicke Files Lawsuit Over “Blurred Lines” Against Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up”

Reblogged By: La Tray

Source: USA Today By Korina Lopez

Posted: Friday August 16, 2013 @3:30 p.m. PST

 

Sometimes, the best defense is an offense.

At least that’s the strategy that Robin Thicke, T.I and Pharrell Williams seem to be taking with their summer pop hit Blurred Lines.

An attorney for Thicke and collaborators Williams and Clifford Harris Jr (aka T.I.) filed a lawsuit Thursday, asking a federal judge to determine that their song Blurred Lines does not copy elements from two older songs from Marvin Gaye and Funkadelic (George Clinton).

This comes after Marvin Gaye’s family and Bridgeport Records’ alleged claims against the singers that the song sounds remarkably similar to Gaye’s Got To Give Up,demanding financial compensation for copyright infringement.

“Gaye defendants are claiming ownership of an entire genre, as opposed to a specific work,” the suit alleges.

Funkadelic, the George Clinton-led band that led the ’70s funk movement, has also allegedly claimed similarity between Thicke’s hit and Sexy Ways.

A copy of the suit obtained by The Hollywood Reporter reads:

“Plaintiffs, who have the utmost respect for and admiration of Marvin Gaye, Funkadelic and their musical legacies, reluctantly file this action in the face of multiple adverse claims from alleged successors in interest to those artists. Defendants continue to insist that plaintiffs’ massively successful composition, ‘Blurred Lines,’ copies ‘their’ compositions.”