Chuck Berry Sues Karaoke Peeps

Published: 2005-11-14
Chuck Berry has a problem with karaoke.

No, he's not upset that your uncle Bob massacred "Johnny B. Goode." He's suing karaoke companies for using some of his songs without his permission.

Companies like UAV Corp. out of South Carolina, Top Tunes Inc. in Ohio, and Montreal's Madacy Entertainment have been name in the suit, filed last week.

If he wins his case, he could gain several hundred thousand dollars for each of his tunes being used. He's known for songs like "Johnny B. Good," "Maybellene," and "My Ding-A-Ling."

Recently rapper Eminem sued ring-tone companies for using his tunes for profit, and his lawyers had mentioned they too would go after karaoke companies if the ring-tone venture was successful.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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