Springsteen Ruling Due Next Week

Bruce Springsteen, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Luciano Pavarotti, Wynton Marsalis, Sarah McLachlan, Gaza Strippers, Sunz of Man...

A London judge announced he will issue a ruling Dec. 10 in rock singer/songwriter Bruce Springsteen's anti-piracy lawsuit, a spokeswoman for Britain's Royal Courts of Justice said Monday (Nov. 30). "The Boss" is seeking an injunction to prevent the U.K.-based Masquerade Music from issuing the Before the Fame album of previously unreleased demo recordings. Masquerade contends it licensed the rights to the music from the American label Pony Express, which in turn is suing Springsteen in United States courts for the right to release Before the Fame in the U.S.