Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Queensrÿches

Queensrÿche hit it big in the 80s and 90s with a song called Silent Lucidity. The song even made it into MTV's Top 25 Power Ballads list.

The band dynamics have recently been volatile, and rather than work their problems out in therapy, a la Metallica, the band members are in court to settle matters. The result: two Queensrÿches.

Band disputes are not uncommon, and they can have disasterous personal and financial consequences. John Fogerty of Credence Clearwater Revival sued (with band mates including his brother opposing him) and made it out alive, though not unscathed.

For more on how to avoid these results for your own clients, check out one of our several editions of Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business. For the ethical angle on representing multiple clients or identifying your client (the band as an entity vs. band members as individuals), check out Conflicts for Sports and Entertainment Attorneys: The Good News, the Bad News, and the Ugly.