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Joan Jett Filing Lawsuit Over Unauthorized Runaways Tribute Album

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joan jett and cherie currie filing lawsuit over tribute album

Kind of puts a damper on the whole "paying tribute" thing.

Joan Jett and bandmate Cherie Currie have filed a lawsuit against indie label Main Man Records, in an effort to stop them from releasing a Runaways tribute album without their permission.

According to Main Man Records' website, the album is a two-disc set, featuring covers of the band's songs by a variety of different artists.

The lawsuit says that Main Man used Joan and Cherie's names to promote the album without getting the proper permission first, and that an employee who used to work for Joan "used that connection to imply the project had her blessing."

Joan and Cherie are seeking "unspecified damages" in their lawsuit, but really they just don't want the album to be released.

Here's what their lawyer Oren J. Warshavsky had to say about it:

"This isn't about money. This is strictly about preserving reputation and quality that both Joan and Cherie are known for."

Guess we'll see how this plays out, but there's def something kind of gross about releasing a tribute album when the artists being honored are against the idea.

What do U think? Team Joan Jett or Team Main Man?

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9 comments to “Joan Jett Filing Lawsuit Over Unauthorized Runaways Tribute Album”

  1. 1

    For god sakes, get over yourself. The Runaways were not a very good band, just groundbreaking because it was all women. Let's stop acting like they were the greatest thing since Bob Dylan.

  2. 2

    holy implants…………

  3. 3

    Even if it's a tribute album, they should be paid for the use of their songs. That is the standard in the music industry. Either that, or a portion of the money goes to the charity of their choice.

  4. 4

    Re: Demode – They will be paid… they just want more. Announcement of them 'blessing' the project will appear once the deal is done.

  5. 5

    Im with Joan and Cherie. You need to get the artists permission! Why buy a tribute band cd when you can go out and get the real Runaways cd!

  6. 6

    LMAO @ its not about money…rrrrriiiiiggghhhhttttt….

  7. @v@ says – reply to this


    Joan and the Runaways have every right. You can't do that.

  8. 8

    Good! I hope they win!!!

  9. 9

    Re: hoochpit – Youb obviously still know nothing - It's not about ego it's about royalties - don't you expect to get paid for your work ?