Styx - Styx Suing Over Unpaid Royalties

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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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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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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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