Duran Duran File $40,000 Lawsuit Against Fan Club

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 07.23.14 in News

Duran Duran filed a lawsuit against Worldwide Fan Clubs, Inc. on Monday, claiming the company mismanaged the band’s merchandise, membership fees and accounting records over the past few years. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the case — filed in Cook County Circuit Court — seeks $40,000 in damages for Worldwide Fan Clubs breaching the contract both parties signed in 2010. (According to court papers, Duran Duran is supposed to receive 75-percent of their profits.)

Duran Duran are currently working on their fourteenth album, which is set to feature former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante. “We were holding this exciting news because we were hoping to give you full details when we announced,” the group wrote on their Web site last April, “but as word has leaked out, catching us rather off guard, we wanted to confirm … yes it’s true, the extraordinarily talented John Frusciante has indeed been doing some work from his home base in California on our new album. The tracks have been going back and forth via the internet, and we are thrilled with the results. We are all such big fans of John’s work and are honored to have him adding his magic to the record! There are no current plans for John to tour with us, but his guitars sound incredible on the tracks. Hoping to have more news for you soon.”