Styx - Styx Suing Over Unpaid Royalties

Rockers Styx are taking legal action over allegations their record company bosses cheated them out of royalty payments.

The Come Sail Away hitmakers filed the complaint against executives at A&M Records in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday (22Feb13).

In the lawsuit, the musicians accuse A&M chiefs of devising an elaborate scheme to "avoid... royalty obligations" and con them out of a fortune they made with ringtone sales and digital downloads.

Styx allege they should have received between $2 and $5 (£1.3 and £3.1) for every dollar they were paid over the years.

The stars are suing for unspecified damages, reports Tmz.com.


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ejd1984

I almost feel sorry for them, but not quite. I had been a Styx fan since 1977, but they have now devolved into just a glorified cover band. It's really shameful how Jame Young and Tommy Shaw have co-opted the band from founding member (and true talent) Dennis DeYoung. Sadly Young and Shaw are just using the Styx name to build up their retirement nest-egg, and this lawsuit is just a they trying to add to their 401k accounts.

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I almost feel sorry for them, but not quite. I had been a Styx fan since 1977, but they have now devolved into just a glorified cover band. It's really shameful how Jame Young and Tommy Shaw have co-opted the band from founding member (and true talent) Dennis DeYoung. Sadly Young and Shaw are just using the Styx name to build up their retirement nest-egg, and this lawsuit is just a they trying to add to their 401k accounts.

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