Music Notes: Eagles Drop Lawsuit

The Eagles are so protective of their name, the rock group was finding fault with a group that protects the once-endangered species.

The rockers were considering a copyright infringement lawsuit against the American Eagle Foundation, which has a Web site at www.Eagles.org. The nonprofit also uses an 800-number ending in the word Eagles.

But after some consideration, the band decided not to take action, and the foundation will be allowed to keep using the name without worrying about a suit.

The '70s stars are highly protective of their name. Last year, Don Henley and his bandmates told a Dallas restaurant, the Hotel California Grill, to find a new name or face a copyright infringement lawsuit.

McCartney's Songwriting Tips

Travis is getting by with a little help from their friends.

The pop group, which has been striving to make a name for themselves in the United States, are out with a new album featuring some songwriting tips from Sir Paul McCartney.

Travis lead singer Fan Healey says he met the icon while taping a TV appearance in the United Kingdom. He proceeded to send the former Beatle a copy of their new album, The Invisible Band, which was still in production.

McCartney was impressed with what he heard. He proceeded to call Healey with suggestions for how to finsih the song "Flowers in the Window," and no surprise, Healey took the advice.

Moreover

They're already pop stars. Now The Backstreet Boys will have their Pop Tarts. The sugary Kellogg's treat is one of the sponsors of the band's summer tour … Former Smashing Pumpkin Billy Corgan has sold his Chicago home for a cool million … And members of Stone Temple Pilots did a surprise acoustic set at their album-listening party in London. Shangri-La Dee Da is out June 19 in the States.

ABCNEWS Radio and ABCNEWS.com's Buck Wolf and Nancy Chandross contributed to this report.

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