BIG Music News: Prince, George Harrison, ELO

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PRINCE:  Minnesota judge officially names Prince's six siblings as heirs to his estate

Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide ruled that since Prince died without a will, his sister, Tyka Nelson, and five half-siblings are his heirs. There are still people appealing to higher courts after they were rejected as possible heirs, and Eide said in his ruling that if the courts send those cases back to him, he’ll still consider them.

The judge had said in a previous order that he wouldn't declare the siblings as heirs until all the appeals have been decided. But the siblings lawyers claimed that further delay would have increased costs for the estate.

The estate is estimated to be worth around $200 million, and federal and state estate taxes are expected to take about half of that.


GEORGE HARRISON, ELO, FLEETWOOD MAC:  Billboard chart toppers again

George Harrison, Fleetwood Mac, ELO and a handful of other classic acts are on the Billboard charts this week thanks to the success of the Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 soundtrack.

Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” has 12,000 downloads and 2.8 million streams, landing it at number-seven on the Hot Rock Songs chart.

Electric Light Orchestra’s “Mr. Blue Sky” is at number-12, followed by Sweet’s “Fox on the Run” at 18, Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” at 21 and Cat Stevens’ “Father and Son” at 24. For all but Harrison, this marks their debut on the Hot Rock Songs chart.

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