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Duran Duran Sues Fan Club; 80s Band Wants 75-Percent Cut of Profits

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(L-R) Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Simon LeBon and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images, File)

By    |   Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 01:53 PM

Pop group Duran Duran is suing an Illinois-based fan club for $40,000 after it allegedly failed to give the band its cut of the revenues as defined by a contract.

According to The Chicago Sun-Times, the band — famous for several 80s hits including "Hungry Like the Wolf" — filed the lawsuit on Monday against Worldwide Fan Clubs, Inc., citing a contract they signed in 2010 that allowed the company to create and manage a fan club for the band.

The contract stipulated that Duran Duran would receive 75 percent of all profits reaped from member fees, band merchandise sold, and other revenue-generating ventures.

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The suit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, alleges that the Worldwide Fan Clubs failed to keep accurate records and make payments to the band.

Both the Sun-Times and The Associated Press reached out to both parties for comment, but none were obtained by Thursday.

In addition to the suit, Duran Duran is said to be working on a new album with all the original members except guitarist Andy Taylor. John Frusciante, formerly of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Mars Volta, is reported to be working on the album, according to Rolling Stone.

"We are all such big fans of John's work and are honored to have him adding his magic to the record," the group wrote in a blog post in late April. "There are no current plans for John to tour with us, but his guitars sound incredible on the tracks."

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