Roadie Sues Blink-182 Over Album Title.
Blink-182 have been slapped with a lawsuit
from one of their former roadies, who claims that he came up with the title
to the bands 2001 Take Off Your Pants and Jacket.
Larry Palm filed suit against the band
last week in Los Angeles, claiming breach of oral contact, fraud, and unjust
enrichment, among other allegations.
Palm alleges that the members of the group
asked him to suggest an album title. He reportedly came up with the Take
Off Your Pants and Jacket, and suggested it to the group members in early
Palm claims that the group made an oral
agreement with him to compensate him by paying "a reasonable value of the
use of the slogan."
It appears that the band hasnt paid up
and now Palm wants the court to award him damages that will be determined
when the case goes to trial.
The band made headlines last week when
word went out that they plan to call their forthcoming album, Use Your
Erection I and II, inspired by the Guns N Roses albumsUse Your Illusion
I & II. Whether the GNR camp will go for that pun and file a lawsuit
of their own remains to be seen but Axl and Co. did file suit against the
Offspring, who announced intentions of calling their new album Chinese
Democrazy (You Snooze You Lose), a tongue in cheek reference to the Axl
Rose led Guns N Roses album that has been under development for close to
a decade now.
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