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George Clinton Suing TEN COMPANIES Over His 'Funkadelic' Trademark!

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You don't mess with George!

Yesterday, music icon George Clinton filed a lawsuit against ten separate European companies for "trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and fraud."

According to the lawsuit, the ten companies "assumed 'unauthorized use of Funkadelic trademark, and Clinton's name, likeness and image for the unauthorized use, sale, and commercial exploitation of these infringing products.'"

George is demanding that he be granted a jury trial for this case, and he's seeking "unspecified damages, attorney fees," and lawsuit costs.

What do U think? Does Clinton have a case here???

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Tragedy at George Clinton Show

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Last night during the Family Unity in the Park event in Cleveland, Ohio, a gunman fired on the crowd injuring three people and fatally wounding a 16-year-old.

The show was part of the current George Clinton/Parliament/Funkadelic U.S. tour.

Thus far, the gunman not been caught, but we'll cross our fingers that he is found and justice is served.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who have been affected by this tragedy.

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The Black Eyed Peas Sued AGAIN Over Copyright Issues!

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Wow! We've lost count how many times this has happened now!

George Clinton, a legend in funk music, is suing The Black Eyed Peas for allegedly sampling one of his songs on their track, Shut Up.

The song was first featured on their 2003 album, Elephunk, but has spawn several remixes since then, including one that appeared on the deluxe edition of The E.N.D. album. According to Clinton's lawsuit, the group used elements of George's song (Not Just) Knee Deep on this remix.

As he insists that he never granted the group permission to use the song, he's suing will.i.am and Fergie, along with Universal Music Group for copyright infringement damages and an injunction to block further sales of the remixes.

We hate to break it to them, but George does have a point. The remix does sound a lot like his funky hit.

Take a listen to George's song and The Peas remix (above) and tell us what U think? Does George have a case?

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