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Janie’s Got a Lawsuit?

By Stephen Woods

Steven Tyler, front man for Aerosmith, the rock group he started in 1971 and has since guided to huge success, may sue his bandmates if they try to replace him. Tyler is currently in a rehab facility for a painkiller and drug addiction and may be unable to perform for almost two years because of other medical problems, including the possible need for surgery on his leg and foot.

Not surprisingly, several gossip sites have framed the story as a dramatic feud between diva rock star and heartless rock band.  In doing so, they’ve largely ignored the legal issues raised when business relationships turn sour. Lawsuits stemming from these sorts of disputes are a regular feature of the music industry. Just see here, here, and here.

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