Levon Helm går til rettsak mot Robbie Robertson
Det har i mange år vært en kjent sak at The Bands trommeslager,Levon Helm, har ment seg lurt av bandets gitarist Robbie Robertson. Konflikten dreier seg om såkalte låtskriver-credits.
Insidere i The Band-miljøet har kunnet fortelle om en betydelig bitterhet fra Helms side, noe Helm selv også bekreftet i sin egen bok om The Band. Nå har altså Helm tatt skritt for å rettsforfølge dette.
Følgende oppslag står å lese på The Bands hjemmeside:
LEVONS LEGAL WALTZ: Following Paper Trails' reports of Levon Helm's recent visit home to Arkansas and a profile on his friend, Anna Lee Amsden, made famous in The Band's song »The Weight« comes word from Levon's wife Sandy in Woodstock, NY, that he's filing suit against former Band member Robbie Robertson and possibly others. He met with New York lawyers Monday. Helm says he never received credit for contributions made to The Band's songs and wants to right that wrong. He has said other Band members (Garth Hudson and the late Rick Danko and the late Richard Manuel) were also shorted in the credit department. While Robertson had top billing in Martin Scorsese's documentary on The Band, The Last Waltz, Helm never saw a dime from the movie. And how did Helm find out »The Weight« was used in a Cingular phone ad? He saw it on TV like the rest of us.
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