2000 – Survivor filed a lawsuit in 2000 against TVT Records because of plans for a soundtrack to the TV show, Survivor. Guitarist Frankie Sullivan spoke for the rock group when he said, “It’s unfortunate that after 23 years of building, promoting, and protecting the name of our band, someone can suddenly come along and […]
2000 – The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian motorcycle manufacturing company Aprilla SpA. The battle, in London’s Hig Court, is over a sponsorship deal Aprilia claim is left in tatters after Geri Halliwell departed the group.
1999 – Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15% personal manager’s fee involving the proceeds of “Believe,” her hit single. Sammeth says he masterminded her comeback as a recording artist, but after 22 years he was unceremoniously terminated just before the Super Bowl gig he claims he got […]
1999 – Trauma Entertainment files a $40 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against the members of Bush for failure to deliver their next album.
1999 – The Artist Formerly Known as Prince files a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit against nine Web sites, with allegations that include selling bootlegged recordings and offering unauthorized song downloads.
1998 – Michael Jackson settles a lawsuit over stories and pictures in the London Daily Mirror that say his face had been disfigured by cosmetic surgery. “The photographs were taken honestly and were not tampered with, but the Mirror has since met with the plaintiff in person and acknowledges that the photographs do not accurately […]
1998 – A&M Records co-founders Jerry Moss and Herb Alpert file a $5 million-plus lawsuit against A&M Records Inc., PolyGram, and Philips Electronics for alleged underpayment of monies due them from the sale of A&M to PolyGram.
1998 – American dancer Alan Reed sues female Japanese star Seiko Matsuda for 48 million YEN in damages for alleged sexual harassment. The suit claims that Matsuda pressured Reed, a dancer in the singer’s stage show, to have sex with her.
1998 – Virgin Records America Inc. files suit against one of its biggest acts, the Smashing Pumpkins, for alleged breach of contract and non-delivery of albums.
1992 – The U.S. Supreme Court turns down a request to reinstate a lawsuit against Ozzy Osbourne charging him with encouraging two teens to commit suicide.
1991 – Virgin Records are involved in a lawsuit claiming that Paula Abdul did not do all the singing on her hit album, “Forever Your Girl.” . Virgin eventually win.
1987 – Pink Floyd release A Momentary Lapse of Reason. The comeback album is the band’s first since the departure of Roger Waters and the subsequent lawsuit over the use of the band name. A Momentary Lapse of Reason is Pink Floyd’s 1987 album, the band’s first release after the departure of Roger Waters from […]