The White Stripes are being sued for $70,000 for sampling a Canadian radio show eight years ago.
Quebec radio host Dominique Payette says that the duo used a ten-second sample from her radio show without permission, and claims her privacy has been violated.
The sample appears on the track called ‘Jumble, Jumble’ from the band’s second album, 2000’s ‘De Stijl’.
Payette is suing the band, Third Man Records and BMG Music Publishing Canada and according to Pitchfork, is seeking an injunction that could see the album withdrawn from stores.
As previously reported, White Stripes mainman Jack White‘s other band The Raconteurs are on the bill for this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, taking place between April 25-27 and May 1-4.
–By our New York staff.
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