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Hell of a Lawsuit


06/07/06
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(antiMusic) Meat Loaf is mad as hell and he ain't gonna take it any more! Actually Meat is upset at his former creative partner Jim Steinman (the man that penned most of the singer's hit songs.) Loaf, real name Michael Aday, is battling Steinman and his former manager David Sonenberg over trademark rights to the term "Bat Out of Hell" and says his former partners are interfering with his career.

The term was used as the title of Meat Loaf's 1977 multi-platinum album that featured songs that Steinman wrote. Turns out that 11 years ago Steinman trademarked the term and Meat is suing for more $50 million saying the term should legally be associated with him not Steinman and further accuses Steinman and Sonenberg of blackmail in the federal lawsuit filed on May 26th in Los Angeles.

Aday is currently recording the second follow-up album to "Bat Out of Hell" and claims that his former partners are interfering with distribution contracts by refusing to release the trademark rights to the name. You can read more details about this case at the full story link. - Click here for the Full Story

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