Sir Elton is 'surprised' and 'disappointed' over Nikita LawsuitApr 28, 3:32 pm
Washington, April 28 (ANI): The 'baseless' lawsuit accusing Sir Elton John of stealing the lyrics to their hit song Nikita has left him 'surprised' and 'disappointed'.Guy Hobbs has filed a copyright violation lawsuit in Illinois, claiming that Sir Elton's 1985 chartbuster 'Nikita' that was penned in collaboration with Taupin has uncanny similarities to his own track Natasha. In the court papers that he has filed Hobbs says that he came up with the tune, about his love affair with a Russian cruise ship waitress, and then had it copyrighted before sending it out to various publishing companies, including Big Pig. Hobbs claims of having composed the song three years prior to 'Nikita'.On the other hand representatives for both Sir Elton and Taupin have dismissed the suit as "completely merit less""Sir Elton John and Mr. Bernie Taupin were surprised and disappointed to learn of the lawsuit for copyright infringement brought against them by Guy Hobbs concerning the lyrics of their 80s hit Nikita."Sir Elton and Mr. Taupin do not know the plaintiff, nor did they make use of any song lyrics he claims to have written when they wrote Nikita. In short, the suit is completely merit less. The fact that Hobbs has chosen to wait more than 26 years after the release of Nikita to bring this lawsuit calls his motives into question. Sir Elton John and Mr. Taupin fully expect to prevail against this baseless claim," Contactmusic quoted a statement issued to the New York Post.However Hobbs alleged that it took him two decades take legal action because he moved to Africa in 1984. (ANI)
AR Rahman conferred with Japan's Fukuoka prize 2016 May 30, 6:19 pm
New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): Legendary Oscar winning Indian music composer A.R. Rahman was on Monday awarded Japan's Fukuoka prize for 2016.Full Story »
Amber Heard was secretly married to her ex-galpal May 30, 5:24 pm
London, May 30 (ANI): After the news of Amber Heard getting close to her former girlfriend Tasya Van Ree following her split from Johnny Depp made the headlines, it has now emerged that Heard and Tasya got secretly "married" eight years ago.Full Story »
Madonna to spend this summer with son Rocco May 30, 5:20 pm
London, May 30 (ANI): It will be a happy summer for Madonna as her son Rocco rolls into New York to spend time with his mummy.Full Story »
No more Sam Mendes' direction in next 'James Bond' film May 30, 5:20 pm
Washington D.C., May 30 (ANI): This might not be taken well by the James Bond fans, but Sam Mendes will not direct the next one.Full Story »
- 'My private life is my private life,' says Liam Hemsworth
- Saif to start on 'Chef' remake in October
- Aamir Khan in second season of Anil Kapoor's '24'?
- Sidharth Malhotra's sizzling shoot in Goa
- Ozzy Osbourne gets tram named after him in Birmingham
- Bipasha Basu-KSG get some 'mad love' on 'The Kapil Sharma Show'
- Keira Knightley's acting made John Carney swear off `supermodels`
- Akshay, Jacqueline bring `Housefull` of fun to `SYTYCD`
- When Parineeti Chopra got into party mood
- What's cooking between Sunny Leone, Arbaaz Khan?
TOP VIDEO STORIES