Duran Duran sues fan club for $40,000
Attorneys for Duran Duran say Glenview-based Worldwide Fan Clubs breached its contract by not giving the band its share of the profits.
The group says it was supposed to receive 75 percent of all profits.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago-based fan club was also supposed to "warehouse and sell band merchandise, maintain accurate fan club records, collect membership fees, keep accurate accounting."
The lawsuit claims Worldwide Fan Club failed to keep accurate accounting records and pay the band.
Duran Duran is seeking at least $40,000 in damages. A WGN anchor notes that it "doesn't seem like a lot of money" for such a famous group -- after all, they've sold over 100 million records and are considered one of the most successful groups of the 1980s.
Still, they're likely 'hungry' for what they're entitled to. (Sorry, we couldn't pass up a quick pun.)
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