POISON sues Capitol Records

Date June 18, 2008 / 271 reads

TMZ.com reports that '80s hard rockers POISON have filed a lawsuit against their record label for breach of contract. According to the lawsuit, which was filed today in L.A. Superior Court, the band claims Capitol Records underpaid them royalties for years. They also claim they were shortchanged by EMI Music Marketing over a deal they made in 2005 for their greatest-hits album, "The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock", which featured a new cover of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD's "We're an American Band".

They're seeking damages in excess of $25,000.