Iha and D'Arcy Sue for Pumpkins Royalties

Just when we’d almost forgotten that they were ever even in the band, James Iha and D’Arcy Wretzky-Brown have sued Virgin Records for not paying them for “music downloads and other digitally delivered Smashing Pumpkins music.”

Iha and Wretzky-Brown, who were founding members of the Smashing Pumpkins, said in their lawsuit that, five years after the band first broke up in 2000, Virgin entered into a deal with Billy Corgan, 41, and began licensing Smashing Pumpkins music through electronic transmissions.

“To date, Virgin continues to engage in the exploitation of electronic transmissions of the band’s recordings without plaintiffs’ consent,” the lawsuit states.

It’s nice to know they’re alive!

MP3: Smashing Pumpkins – “Fuck You (An Ode To No One)” (live in Chicago, October 25, 1995)

5 thoughts on “Iha and D'Arcy Sue for Pumpkins Royalties”

  1. If you go to any hipster dive in the Lower East Side of NYC on a given night, you have an 80% chance of seeing James Iha.

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