Music

Man Sued for Negligent Dancing

The AP reported this week that a Chicago woman is suing a man she danced with at an office party, alleging that she was injured by one of his dance moves, which seems to have gone something like this: Step…


Bay City Rollers Reunite for Lawsuit

The Wall Street Journal’s excellent law blog reported this week that the members of the 1970s band "The Bay City Rollers" have filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York seeking royalties from their label, Arista Records. Those…


Meat Loaf Sues Over “Bat Out of Hell”

The artist formerly (and still) known as Meat Loaf, whose real name is the less tasty Michael Aday,  is suing his former collaborator Jim Steinman for $50 million over the rights to the phrase "Bat Out of Hell."  That was…


Legal Battle Between Dwarf Tribute Bands is Looming

Lawyers for Joey Fatale, "the 4-foot, 4-inch New Yorker who heads the all-dwarf KISS tribute band MiniKiss" — that’s a quote — sent a cease-and-desist letter to a rival band leader who Fatale accuses of stealing his idea.  His idea…


Village Policeman Charged With Corruption

Victor Willis, the highest-ranking member of the Village People, has been re-arrested after attempting to flee from gun and drug charges against him in San Mateo County, California. Ironically, he was the policeman. Willis, who was the co-author of such…