Quick Hits: Rick Ross / LMFAO, Led Zeppelin, Pixies
January 3, 2014

Rick Ross has sued LMFAO over the duo's 2011 hit "Party Rock Anthem," claiming the hook is derivative of his own 2006 single "Hustlin'." According to the lawsuit, Ross claims that LMFAO changed his "everyday I'm hustlin'" to "everyday I'm shufflin'" for their song and is thusly an "unauthorized derivative work." According to reports, the suit even notes that "The phrase is so important to the success of 'Party Rock Anthem,' that LMFAO launched a highly successful clothing line, Party Rock Clothing, that features the phrase on T-shirts and other clothing items."

Led Zeppelin
Jimmy Page announced via his personal website that the deluxe reissues of Led Zeppelin's catalog should start rolling out this year. Page said the Rockers' first three records should be remastered and re-released some time in 2014. Consequence Of Sound reports that artist Shepard Fairly is expected to contribute re-designed artwork for the deluxe albums.

Pixies have released their second digital EP of new material in recent months, simply titled EP-2, with four new songs. The veteran indie rockers will kick off their 2014 touring in Toronto on January 15, with North American dates running up to March 1 in Austin.

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