Music from Phish's New Year's Eve festival at Florida's Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation is already out there for public consumption. Five tracks from the show have been officially posted online via www.phish.com and will be available through tomorrow. Phish phans can use the MP3 format for three free plays, after which listeners can buy unlimited plays of a song for $1 . . .
Rob Halford is not rejoining Judas Priest, but he has attempted to kiss and make up with his former band mates. MTV News reports that Halford sent conciliatory letters to Priest's three original members in what his Web site is referring to as an attempt to recapture a 20-year friendship. Halford left Judas Priest almost nine years ago, and he hasn't spoken to his band mates since. . .
A woman who claims to be the illegitimate daughter of Dizzy Gillespie has filed a lawsuit against the jazz great's widow and a music company, seeking a share of the royalties from his music. Jean Bryson Tomas, 40, an East Brunswick, N.J., jazz singer, filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Tuesday. The lawsuit alleges that Gillespie's widow, Lorraine Gillespie, has refused to recognize Tomas as Gillespie's child. As a result, Gillespie and her company, Dizlo Music Corp., have deprived Tomas of the rights and financial benefits to which she is entitled, the lawsuit alleges.