NY Philharmonic Sues 80's Rock Band "Cheap Trick"

By Hilary Weissman
|  Thursday, Oct 21, 2010  |  Updated 3:59 PM EDT
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NY Philharmonic Sues 80's Rock Band "Cheap Trick"

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New York's Philharmonic is suing 80's rock band Cheap Trick. The New York Daily News reports the suit filed in Manhattan Federal Court alleges that Cheap Trick falsely listed the orchestra on the liner notes of its Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 40th Anniversary recording.

The band "falsely suggested to the public that the New York Philharmonic, or members thereof, performed on or otherwise participated in defendants' record album," the suit says.

"Despite repeated efforts to obtain a resolution of this matter, defendants have not corrected this misrepresentation or made any offer to compensate plaintiff for the misappropriation of its name."

The Daily News reports that the suit suggests the band confused the New York Philharmonic with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

The suit seeks unspecified damages.

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