Duran Duran Sues Duran Duran Fan Club

Band claims club breached its contract and didn't cough up revenues

By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 24, 2014 9:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – The relationship between Duran Duran and one of its major fan clubs has officially come undone: The pop group that crooned such iconic ‘80s hits as “Rio” and “Hungry Like the Wolf” filed a lawsuit Monday against Chicago-based Worldwide Fan Clubs, which runs a Duran Duran fan club, claiming the organization breached its contract with Le Bon and Co. and owes the band $40,000 in damages, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

According to the 2010 contract, Worldwide agreed to establish and manage the DD fan club, which included collecting fees from members, keeping records on said fans, and warehousing and selling Duran Duran merchandise. For its efforts, the fan club would keep 25% of the take, with the remaining 75% going to Duran Duran, but the suit claims the band didn't get the agreed-upon revenue. The Sun-Times says that a company rep wasn’t available for comment on Tuesday, while the AP reports "someone who answered the phone" at Worldwide’s headquarters yesterday said the company had no comment.

This May 23, 2013, file photo shows members of Duran Duran, from left: Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon, and John Taylor.
This May 23, 2013, file photo shows members of Duran Duran, from left: Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon, and John Taylor.   (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)
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