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Mega-Producer Steve Lillywhite Looks Back on Storied Past; Talks U2, Morrissey, Keith Richards

"I know ASCAP is all about the song, but, for me ... it's about an artist creating this world that people want to belong to," said the industry veteran at the 2013 ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo.

Pat Egan of Metal Label Relapse Records Dies

An industry veteran and Relapse's director of retail sales and marketing, Egan worked with such bands as Mastodon, High On Fire and Tombs.

Christina Aguilera Dismisses Tabloid ‘Trash,’ Calls Simon Cowell a ‘Dick’ at Industry Event

At her uncensored keynote Q&A for the Billboard/THR Music Conference, the singer also recalls how "Beautiful" songwriter Linda Perry implored her to not "do all that Mariah sh--."