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Duran Duran sues fan club for $40,000

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.)

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

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Michele July 24 2014 at 3:14 AM

Flat out GREED on Duran Duran's part.
Or they must be flat out BROKE.

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The Canoli King July 24 2014 at 3:27 AM

I happen to like them,BEFORE,DURAN...,and AFTER.

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bigred8690 July 24 2014 at 1:18 AM

Please, please tell me now! Tell me how many fans are still listening to their music? One has to grow up at some point.

Ok, I still listen from time to time.

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Master Chris July 23 2014 at 3:26 PM

Seems like stirring the pot to me. The legal fees might be more than the lawsuit is worth.

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samwise246 July 23 2014 at 12:12 PM

No surprise here. Performers are always suing some one for more money.
I remember a few years ago, Elton John and several other artists wanted to sue their record company for royalties they felt they had not gotten These were all people who were richer than most of us will ever be, they could easily afford to pay the attorney fees. But, they planned to hold a series of concerts to get the money to pay those fees. Yeah, get the people who made you rich in the first place to pay for something you could afford better than them. Makes perfect sense to me.

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spydrworks1067 samwise246 July 24 2014 at 12:30 AM

These rich musicians fighting for royalty rights set the standard for those who are not so rich to do the same. With today's technology, it is difficult for musicians to make money. The band is not suing the fans, but the administrators of the fan club.

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toddisit July 23 2014 at 12:39 PM

That band is so outdated now, why are people even paying that sort of money?

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