October 7, 2010 12:59
Dido sued by astronaut album cover star
Bruce McCandless II is upset over the 'Safe Trip Home' cover art
Astronaut Bruce McCandless II is suing Dido over the cover art for her 2008 album 'Safe Trip Home'.
The image shows McCandless 'free flying' in space, around 320 metres away from the cargo bay of the space shuttle Challenger.
In a complaint filed on September 30 in Los Angeles' federal court, McCandless said that he never gave permission for Dido to use the 1984 photograph of him, reports Bloomberg.
Along with Dido, McCandless named Sony Music Entertainment and Getty Images Inc in the lawsuit. He is seeking unspecified damages, citing that the use of the image is an infringement of his persona.
McCandless was the first astronaut to make an untied or untethered 'free flight' in space.
Dido is not the only band to recently encouter a legal issue over an unwanted cover star, as the women who graces the cover of 'Contra' is currently suing Vampire Weekend over the image's use.
- Previous: The Vaccines' debut single released as online stream – audio
- Next: Villagers announce one-off 2011 London show - ticket details