EW Staff
August 02, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Legacy of the Week: I.R.S. Records

Legacy of the Week: I.R.S. Records

After a steady decline in quality, the label that signed alt-rock forbears like R.E.M., the Go-Gos, and the English Beat closed for good amid little fanfare on July 18. I.R.S.t in peace.

Winner of the Week: Trini Lopez

The singer, who scored a No. 3 hit in 1963 with ”If I Had a Hammer,” was just acquitted of battery in an Indio, Calif., court.

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