Duran Duran sues fan club for $40,000

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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.

Duran Duran sues fan club for $40,000
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Bass player John Taylor and singer Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran perform live on stage at the O2 Arena on December 12, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Singer Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran performs live on stage at the O2 Arena on December 12, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 23: Simon LeBon performing live with Duran Duran at the Cat Club on June 23, 1987 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Catherine McGann/Getty Images)
English new romantic pop group Duran Duran at the Montreux pop festival, Switzerland, 15th May 1985. Left to right: Simon Le Bon, Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, and Roger Taylor. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
English new romantic pop group Duran Duran, circa 1985. Left to right: John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Simon LeBon, Andy Taylor, Roger Taylor. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18: Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran performs live on stage during dayone of the Love Box Weekender at Victoria Park on July 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 23: Simon LeBon performing live with Duran Duran at the Cat Club on June 23, 1987 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Catherine McGann/Getty Images)
Guitarist John Taylor of the British pop group Duran Duran, 1984. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)
Singer Simon Le Bon of the British pop group Duran Duran, c. 1984. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)
Portrait of bassist Andy Taylor of the British pop group Duran Duran posing in a dry docked fisherman's boat, probably on location for a video shoot for the album, 'Rio,' c. 1983. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)
British singer Simon Le Bon, front man of Duran Duran, wearing a leather jacket, 1987. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
The British band Duran Duran posing. The band is formed by British singer Simon Le Bon, British keyboard player Nick Rhodes (Nicholas James Bates) and British bassist John Taylor. 1987. (Photo by Rino Petrosino/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
Singer Simon Le Bon of the British pop group Duran Duran stands on stage in a spotlight, holding two tambourines in his outstretched hands during a concert, 1984. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Bassist John Taylor and guitarist Andy Taylor of Duran Duran perform on stage at Wembley Arena in London, England on December 19, 1983. (Photo by Rogers/Express/Getty Images)
Screaming Duran Duran fans in the front row during a concert held at Wembley Arena in London, England on December 19, 1983. (Photo by Rogers/Express/Getty Images)
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Guitarist Andy Taylor performing in Manchester with new romantic pop group Duran Duran, 6th December 1983. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Alison Moyet, Simon LeBon of Duran Duran and Boy George of Culture Club pose at the Daily Mirror Rock & Pop Awards, February 1982. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
British singer Simon Le Bon, British keyboardist Nick Rhodes and British bassist John Taylor, members of the band Duran Duran, posing in a living room used as a photographic studio. Italy, 1987 (Photo by Rino Petrosino/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
British pop group Duran Duran looking down from a balcony, c. 1983. L-R: Singer Simon Le Bon, bassist Andy Taylor, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, drummer Roger Taylor and bassist John Taylor. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Bassist John Taylor of the British pop group Duran Duran smiles while posing in a dry docked fisherman's boat, probably on location for a video shoot for the album, 'Rio,' c. 1983. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18: Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran performs live on stage during dayone of the Love Box Weekender at Victoria Park on July 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 12: (L-R) Bassist John Taylor of Duran Duran makes an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America live in Times Square on October 12, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 12: Singer Simon LeBon and Keyboards Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran make an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America live in Times Square on October 12, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 12: Singer Simon LeBon of Duran Duran makes an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America live in Times Square on October 12, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 12: Singer Simon LeBon of Duran Duran makes an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America live in Times Square on October 12, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 12: Singer Simon LeBon of Duran Duran makes an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America live in Times Square on October 12, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Lead singer Simon Le Bon of British band Duran Duran performing on stage in mid 1980's. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
Nick Rhodes, the keyboard player for pop group Duran Duran, marries heiress Julie Anne Friedman in London, 18th August 1984. (Photo by Tony Weaver/Express/Getty Images)
Portrait of Duran Duran bassist John Taylor in 1985. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Photo of DURAN DURAN; Simon LeBon, posed, studio, wearing silk scarf (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns)
Duran Duran in the 1980's. (Photo by Andy Earl/Photoshot/Getty Images)
Duran Duran in the 1980's. (Photo by Andy Earl/Photoshot/Getty Images)
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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.)

Are you surprised that the band is suing? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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