Former BEACH BOYS singer-guitarist AL JARDINE has been hit with a lawsuit from BROTHER RECORDS INCORPORATED for using the band's name when he tours.

The SUPERIOR COURT lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles on Monday (21APR03), claims Jardine is touring under BEACH BOYS FAMILY + Friends; AL JARDINE, BEACH BOY; and AL JARDINE OF THE BEACH BOYS.

The 9th US CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS in San Francisco ruled on 28 January (03) that Jardine can't use the Beach Boys name, which belongs to Brother Records, a company jointly held by Jardine, Mike Love, Brian Wilson and the estate of CARL WILSON. Love is the sole licensee to perform under the name.

Brother Records wants a court order preventing Jardine from using the name, $2 million (GBP1.3 million) in court costs and unspecified damages from loss of earnings because of unfair competition pitting Jardine's concert appearances against Beach Boys lead singer Love's.

24/04/2003 10:08