Bay City Rollers Sue Former Label
March 21, 2007 at 5:47 AM (PT)
The members of the BAY CITY ROLLERS sued their former record label on TUESDAY, seeking millions of dollars in unpaid royalties, according to REUTERS.
According to the suit against ARISTA RECORDS, filed in the U.S. District Court in NEW YORK, the group said they sold at least 70 million albums worldwide but received only a single royalty payment of about $254,000 in more than 25 years.
The suit does not estimate how much the band is owed, in part because of incomplete royalty statements, but "we know it's in the millions," JOSHUA KRUMHOLZ, one of their attorneys, said in an interview. A spokesman for ARISTA RECORDS declined comment.
The suit lists the five members who were in the band during its mid-'70s heyday -- singer LES MCKEOWN, guitarists ERIC FAULKNER and STUART WOOD, bass player ALAN LONGMUIR and his brother, DEREK. Also listed is DUNCAN FAURE, who replaced MCKEOWN in 1978 after the band's fortunes had faded.