UB40 singer Campbell quits group (BBC News)
MS: "Ali Campbell has taken the decision to focus on his solo career and in doing so, could not give his full commitment to UB40. The other band members of UB40 are naturally disappointed and saddened after being together as a band unit and as good friends and a family unit for almost 30 years."
Dave Navarro's Spread Entertainment (6767.com)
MS: My love for the music out weighs any old baggage that might have been. As I have said in the past... If Van Halen and the Eagles can get over their issues, I don't see why we can't. I just think that if something like that ever happened, it should be shows only with no new label, management, photo shoots, press and all that crap that clouds the experience. Simply a month or two of theater tour dates to celebrate the music.
Digital music growth slows as pirates thrive (Times Online)
MS: Illegal music downloads outnumbered tracks sold by a factor of twenty to one last year, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). As the industry body announced that digital music sales rose by 40 per cent last year, it called on internet service providers to take action to counter illegal filesharing.
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