Waits Wins Battle With Vw-Audi

Subscribe to Tom Waits alerts

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.


Tags: Tom Waits

Subscribe to Tom Waits alerts

More Tom Waits

Seven Psychopaths Movie Review

Martin McDonagh gleefully plays with both the gang thriller genre and the moviemaking process with this enjoyably absurd action comedy. It's a little self-indulgent, acknowledging...

Seven Psychopaths Trailer

Marty is a budding screenwriter in LA with hopes of completing his major screenplay 'Seven Psychopaths' but involuntarily gets mixed up in his friends Hans...

The Book Of Eli Trailer

Watch the trailer for The Book Of Eli 30 years after the last worldwide war America is almost unrecognisable. The land is home to very...


The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Trailer

Watch the trailer for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Doctor Parnassus is a doctor unlike any other, he is part of a travelling circus and...

Tom Waits - Orphans (3 CD set)

Tom WaitsOrphans (3 CD set)Album ReviewTom Waits is a true modern musical legend, and when the record company mentioned a triple CD, it was expected...



Tom Waits Newsletter

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

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All