Waits Wins Battle With Vw-Audi

Gravel-voiced singer TOM WAITS has triumphed in his court battle with Volkswagen-Audi, after the car firm hired an impersonator to sing one of his songs in a Spanish TV advert.

Earlier today (19JAN06) Barcelona's Appeal Court ruled the car giant had breached Waits' copyright by hiring a soundalike singer to perform a version of INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM, with the lyrics slighted altered.

Waits' spokesman said the rocker had received "several thousand euros" in compensation from Volkswagen-Audi and Tandem Campmany Guasch - the advertising firm responsible for the ad.

Triumphant Waits says, "Now they understand the words to the song better. It wasn't Innocent When You Scheme, it was Innocent When You Dream."

Waits is also suing Opel and a German advertising agency for allegedly using a soundalike in a series of European TV advertisements.


Contactmusic

Tags: Tom Waits


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Kiefer Sutherland Issues Professional Response To Freddie Prinze Jr.'s "Unprofessional" Criticism

The 47 year-old actor only had fond memories of working with Prinze Jr...

Kiefer Sutherland Issues Professional Response To Freddie Prinze Jr.'s

Jessie J's New Single "Bang Bang" Is A Summer Playlist Staple

Ariana Grande is checking off rap babes to collaborate with one by one...

Jessie J's New Single

Reason #23435 To Like Chris Pratt - "Guardians Of The Galaxy" Star Connects With Fans At Charity Screening

Chris Pratt may just be the best human – in Hollywood, anyway. The Guardians...

Reason #23435 To Like Chris Pratt -

Zayn Malik told to kill himself after controversial tweet

One Direction’s Zayn Malik has attracted enormous criticism on Twitter after simply...

Zayn Malik told to kill himself after controversial tweet

La Toya Jackson - Feels Like Love

La Toya Jackson is re-booting her showbiz career with a brand new music video for latest single...

La Toya Jackson - Feels Like Love Video
Advertisement

Quentin Tarantino Confirms That 'The Hateful Eight' Will Be Made For Big-Screen

Quentin Tarantino seems to have had a change of heart against the individuals...

 Quentin Tarantino Confirms That 'The Hateful Eight' Will Be Made For Big-Screen

Allegations of sexual harassment at Comic-Con

A group of young women from Philadelphia that founded a website titled...

Allegations of sexual harassment at Comic-Con

Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Are Set To Tie The Knot Next Year

Excited fans first heard the news that former 'That 70's Show' co-stars...

Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Are Set To Tie The Knot Next Year


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Tom Waits Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Tom Waits

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All