Duran Duran sue their own fan club
80s pioneers of the New Romantic scene Duran Duran are issuing legal proceedings against the people who run their official fan club, according to reports that surfaced yesterday.
Worldwide Fan Clubs, the company based in Chicago that runs and monetises fan sites for a host of bands and musicians, is being sued by the band in order to recover £23,000 in contractually obligated payments that the company has yet to make. The company is also accused of keeping inaccurate financial records.
The case being brought at Cook County Circuit Court alleges that the company is behind on the payments due under agreement that sees Duran Duran take 75% of profits from merchandise and other revenue streams.
The band, whose latest album All You Need Is Now was produced by Mark Ronson, entered into the contract with Worldwide Fan Clubs in 2010, the same year the album was released, but are evidently unhappy with the lack of forthcoming funds from the company and have been forced to take the legal route to recovering the funds.