For the last few years, a coalition of technology companies, academics and computer programmers has been trying to persuade Congress to scale back the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Now Congress is preparing to do precisely the opposite.
Guitarist Jimmy Herring has a new band for 2006 with songwriter/guitarist Bobby Lee Rodgers. The band also features Jeff Sipe on drums, Neal Fountain on bass, and Mark Van Allen on pedal steel guitar. The working name of the band is Herring/Rodgers/Sipe, and there are some southeastern tour dates scheduled for May and June.
An MIT student accused of copyright infringement has been documenting her struggles with the RIAA. Upon trying to negotiate her settlement, a representative told her "the RIAA has been known to suggest that students drop out of college or go to community college in order to be able to afford settlements."
Found some more info on JamBase regarding the upcoming Steely Dan guitar tribute. The Jeff Richman produced album will be called The Royal Dan, and will be released May 9th.
Here is a list of the featured guitarists and the tracks they will appear on:
Robben Ford on "Peg" Steve Morse on "Bodhisattva" Jay Graydon on "Home at Last" Al DiMeola on "Aja" Steve Lukather on "Pretzel Logic" Mike Stern on "Dirty Work" Jimmy Herring on "The Fez" Frank Gambale on "FM" Elliot Randall on "Hey Nineteen" Jeff Richman on "Josie"