The Doors and Grateful Dead join lawsuit
Led Zeppelin are suing rock memorabilia website Wolfgang’s Vault – claiming it is illegally selling vintage recordings and merchandise.
The rock legends are joined by Grateful Dead, The Doors and Carlos Santana in suing the website’s owner William Sagan.
The San Francisco-based site sells material Sagan obtained after purchasing assets of concert promoter Bill Graham, who died in a helicopter crash in 1991.
According to the lawsuit, Graham’s holdings included concert posters, shirts, photographs and recordings.
In a statement Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir says: “We have never given permission for our images and material to be used in this way…What Sagan is doing in stealing. He is stealing what is most important to us – our work, our images and our music – and is profiting from the goodwill of our fans.”
Sagan has yet comment, reports Dotmusic.