Wendy’s Commercial, Songwriting Credits Leave Violent Femmes Bassist A Little Frosty

Aug 16th, 2007 // 6 Comments

frosty.jpg Femmes bassist Brian Richtie has lobbed a hot stuffed baked potato of a lawsuit at lead singer Gordon Gano, claiming he should be recognized as co-owner of many of the Femmes’ most popular songs–possibly after being pushed over the edge when he heard “Blister in the Sun” being used to hawk jr. bacon cheeseburgers–and demanding a recount when it comes to royalties and whatnot. Gano says he’s taken aback by the claims since things are still amicable enough among the band to tour. Personally, I think Ritchie is just bitter over Wendy’s phasing out the Superbar. I know I am.

Violent Femmes Embroiled In NY Lawsuit [AP via Yahoo]

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  1. rocknrollwife

    As a MKE’n, I can tell you from first hand experience: Ritchie is an ass. A ten-ton prick.

  2. McCroskey

    Someone should sue Lynard Skynard for letting Kentucky Fried Chicken use “Sweet Home Alabama”

  3. Lucas Jensen

    The Superbar was it.

  4. Whigged

    @McCroskey: Someone should sue those guys touring this summer who stole their name from Lynyrd Skynyrd.

  5. TheMojoPin

    @McCroskey:

    I’ve never been able to figure that out. “Alabama” is in the goddamn song title, yet it’s the theme song for a bucket of grease from Kentucky.

    Zah?

  6. Nicolars

    Maybe he’s just looking for a lifetime supply of frosties.

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