|Muse: ripping Queen off since 2273|
Uh oh. Looks like there is another legal tempest in a teapot for the music world. This just in through the casement:
September 11th, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA - The members of Muse have learned that a legal action has been commenced in the US against their record company, Warner Music, alleging that the band's 2009 album, "The Resistance", infringed copyright.
A spokesman for the band commented as follows:-
"The claim is complete nonsense, and is categorically denied. It appears to be based on a 'screenplay' which the band never received or saw, produced by someone the band has never heard of. It speaks volumes that the album in question was released a full 3 years ago, and yet this is the first that has been heard of these groundless allegations".
Warner Music will aggressively defend this lawsuit, and the band is exploring what remedies may be available to them in the US in relation to these untrue and baseless allegations.
Norris Smith, our London correspondent, adds: "What they didn't mention was that the whole idea is ludicrous. Why would you steal something as fucking stupid as the concept for a Muse album? No judge would even touch this- it would be like stealing someone's diarrhea. Good luck!"