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Pink Floyd sue own label EMI over royalties

Band say payments have been miscalculated

Pink Floyd's keyboardist and occasional singer and songwriter Rick Wright passed away earlier this week (September 15) aged 65. The musician (pictured on the right), who formed the influential band with Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Syd Barrett in 1965, died after "a short struggle with cancer", according to a spokesperson.
Pink Floyd are suing their record label, EMI, over royalty payments.

The seminal psychedelic rockers have filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming that they have miscalculated royalties owed to them through sales of their back catalogue.

The amount the band are seeking has not been disclosed, reports The Observer.

Pink Floyd signed to the label in 1967 and since enjoyed enormous record sales, which have only been outstripped by The Beatles in the past 25 years.

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