Beck is being sued for more than $56,000 in property damage after renting a mansion in Malibu from actor/filmmaker Til Schweiger.
The actor, who most famously appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 hit Inglourious Basterds, owns the Malibu property which was being rented to the singer from 2010 until February 2013 for $11,000 a month.
It has been reported that, although both parties agree that the property is in a state of disrepair, there have been disputes over the cause of a substantial part of the damage. While Beck claims that the house already had huge problems including mold, electrical and plumbing issues when he moved in, Schweiger claims that “substantial physical damage” was caused by the ‘Loser’ singer during his tenancy, reports TMZ.
The upshot of the two claims is that Beck is suing Schweigel for $11,000 of unreturned deposit money, while Schweigel is counter-suing Beck for $56,704.24 of damage plus unpaid rent.
Beck, meanwhile, recently also opened up about forthcoming release ‘Morning Phase’, revealing that he has recorded three tracks from the album – ‘Waking Light’, ‘Blackbird Chain’ and ‘Country Dawn’ – at Jack White’s Third Man Records. As well as comparing the record to the work of The Byrds, Neil Young and Crosby, Stills and Nash, Beck also disclosed the mood of the album – his first since 2008’s ‘Modern Guilt‘. “There’s this feeling of tumult and uncertainty, getting through that long, dark night of the soul – whatever you want to call it,” he stated. “These songs were about coming out of that – how things do get better.”
The album is also described as being a “companion piece” to the largely acoustic ‘Sea Change’, released in 2002, and will include a number of guest stars. Confirmed names set to appear on ‘Morning Phase’ include Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Joey Waronker, Smokey Hormel, Roger Joseph Manning Jr, and Jason Falkner.