An El Lay artist is suing Green Day for using his work without his permission.
Dereck Seltzer created an image of a "frightened, fang-toothed face" that the band used on their website, music video and concerts in 2009. Dereck says his work has been copyrighted and he was never asked or compensated from the band to use it.
Team Green Day says that they receive the image from a "responsible" company and were "unaware" that they had broke any copyright issues.
Sounds like a case of miscommunication to us. Throw him a little green to make his day and move on, we say. That's all he is after anyway.
[Image via WENN/ Dereck Seltzer.]