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)
Shahid, Shraddha launch music of 'Haider' in Mumbai Aug 21, 6:28 pm
New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor recently launched the music of their upcoming film 'Haider' alongwith Vishal Bhardwaj in Mumbai.Full Story »
Farrah Abraham inks $544k deal post strip club 'research' gig Aug 21, 5:34 pm
Melbourne, Aug 21 (ANI): Farrah Abraham has claimed that her "research" gig at the Palazio Gentlemen's Club in Austin, Texas strip club helped her to get the 544k dollars contract.Full Story »
Harvey Weinstein plans to make Harry Styles a 'star' Aug 21, 4:37 pm
London, Aug 21 (ANI): Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has revealed that he wants to make One Direction's Harry Styles a star.Full Story »
Anna Nicole Smith's family lose $44m claim from Marshall's fortune Aug 21, 4:37 pm
London, Aug 21 (ANI): Late Anna Nicole Smith's family has lost the 44 million dollars claim from the fortune of her late husband J Howard Marshall.Full Story »
- American Idol Jennifer Hudson stays strong through troubled family life
- JK Rowling reveals how Shirley Bassey inspired 'Harry Potter' character
- Spike Lee warns 'war on black people' in Missouri can 'tear country apart'
- Madonna's largest-ever collection of items up for grabs
- Why Harry Styles turned down movie with Cara Delevingne
- LiLo's credit card gets 'rejected' at posh Hamptons nightclub
- Celebrity yoga instructor discloses Jennifer Aniston's fitness secrets
- Emma Stone to make Broadway debut with 'Cabaret'
- Few takers for Justin Bieber's 'scent'
- Aamir Khan releases PK's second poster in Mumbai
TOP VIDEO STORIES