It's starting to look like a going-out-of-business sale at Napster, but Roy Orbison won't be part of it.
The late singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has had more than 1 million of his songs downloaded for free by Napster users at www.napster.com. But this week, the Roy Orbison Music Co. and Barbara Orbison Music contacted Napster to stop what the singer's representatives call copyright violations.
Napster is expected to stop offering Orbison's music, which includes such hits as "Oh Pretty Woman" and "Only the Lonely."
These are tough times for Napster, which is due in court Friday to face legal proceedings that could shut down the service. Last month, an appeals court ruled that Napster's service contributed to copyright violations.
Millions of Napster users have been rushing to the service in recent weeks, fearing it may close. Those wishing to download songs from Napster better do it fast.
David Hasselhoff made a name for himself as a beach boy on the TV program "Baywatch," but has gone legit with his work in the stage musical, "Jekyll and Hyde." Hasselhoff was in the show on Broadway and will star in a pay per view cable-TV performance of the musical on March 10.
He will appear in a live chat Tuesday at 9 p.m. at chat.yahoo.com
Shaggy is on a major roll with his brand of pop/reggae music. He currently has the No. 1 album in the country, "Hot Shot," which has sold more than 3 million copies, and a Top 10 single, "Angel."
A couple of other hits came off the album, including "It Wasn't Me" and a duet with Janet Jackson on "Luv Me, Luv Me."
Shaggy will host a live chat Friday at 7 p.m. at seventeen.com