Former The Band drummer Levon Helm has filed a lawsuit against a New York advertising company following the commercial use of his group's song THE WEIGHT. Helm - who received a royalty payment for the use of the track in the advert - is requesting further information about BBDO Worldwide's profits from the mobile phone TV campaign, because he believes he has not received adequate compensation. He says, "It was just a complete, damn sellout of The Band - its reputation, its music; just as much disrespect as you could pour on Richard and Rick's tombstones." The Band's vocalist Richard Manuel passed away in 1986, while bassist Rick Danko died in 1999.