Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Label suing Beasties offers crocodile tears

The day before Adam Yauch died, Tuf America had served papers on the Beastie Boys. That's a little awkward, isn't it?

The label's attorney, Kelly Talcott, has now addressed the "unfortunate" timing of the legal filing, and sent her condolences to Yauch's loved ones on behalf of the music bosses.
Talcott tells E! News, "I was very sorry to hear of Adam Yauch's untimely passing, and can assure you that the unfortunate timing of the filing of TufAmerica's complaint had nothing to do with his health. On behalf of myself and TufAmerica, I offer our condolences to Adam's family, friends, and fans."
Especially the family. Or "the estate of", as Talcott will now be thinking of them.

The timing isn't just unfortunate - it's inexplicable.
Bosses at music label Tuf America launched a legal battle against the Intergalactic hitmakers, alleging the band illegally sampled Trouble Funk's Say What and Drop The Bomb on four of its early tunes - The New Style, Car Thief, Shadrach, and Hold It, Now Hit It.
Hold It Now Hit It dates from 1986. They've had a quarter century to bring a lawsuit. Unfortunate timing indeed.

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