People from the music world that are too much exposed in media carry the physiological burden greater than those of ordinary people-they don’t have a private life, their passions, disputes, flaws, excesses are a bait for those that lead a normal life. Stories about them are being swallowed because it created dreams for people fell in every day rut. For them this is often a nightmare. But that nightmare the audience greedily swallows comforting themselves that even rich people cry.
To that, yellow press contributes the most, which relays intrigue, infidelity and litigation of famous singers. All are fascinated with heights of legal demands, in which one side is asking from the court a compensation for an insult, fraud of infringement of copy rights. How much some of those law suits can be absurd, this attachment about 10 craziest legal disputes in the music world shows.
10P.DIDDY VS. VALERIE JOYCE WILSON TURKS
Valerie accused Diddy of being partially responsible for 9/11. She attempted to sue for $900 billion.
09MATTEL VS. AQUA
The song “Barbie Girl” resulted in Mattel suing over the use of their iconic doll. Before dismissing the case, the judge said “The parties are advised to chill”.
08FANTASY RECORDS VS. JOHN FOGERTY
The Creedence Clearwater Revival front-man was sued by his old record label. They felt he sounded too much like CCR, thus suing him for sounding like himself.
07WHITESNAKE VS. LINDY BUTCHER
Butcher from Newport, UK, slipped in vomit during a Whitesnake gig. Injured in the fall, she took legal action against her local council.
06SLIPKNOT VS. BURGER KING
Slipknot sued BK for stealing their image for an advertising campaign. The campaign, called Coq Roc, featured a heavy metal parody band.
05JONATHAN LEE RIGHES VS. KANYE WEST AND KIM KARDASHIAN
Riches accused Kardashian and West of being terrorists. He claimed they had been at an al-Qaeda camp, shooting AK-47s into the air.
04GEFFEN VS. NEIL YOUNG
Neil Young’s record label Geffen sued him for making an “unrepresentative album”. They stated he didn’t sound enough like himself.
03DAVID LE ROTH VS. JO ANN FONZONE
Fonzone tried to divorce Roth for several years, despite the fact they never married. She says he’s a master of disguise and married her in 1983 under a pseudonym.
02MARILYN MANSON VS. STEPHEN GREGORY BIER JR.
Manson was sued by his former keyboardist for $20 million. He claimed the singer used band profits to buy human skin masks and the skeleton of a four years old girl.
01 JUSTIN BIEBER VS. UNNAMED CLAIMANT
In 2012 a man sued Bieber for stealing his credit card for a penis enlargement. The man also claimed that Usher committed sexual acts on him with a firework.