News

The Commodores suing former bandmate

The Commodores suing former bandmate

TODAY'S COMMODORES: Singers William King (L) Walter Orange (C), and J.D. Nichols of the Commodores backstage at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on October 1, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Associated Press/Frank Micelotta

Soul band The Commodores are suing former bandmate Thomas McClary for allegedly using the group’s name without permission.

The “Easy” hitmakers, who reached their peak in the 1970s, still perform regularly despite the departure of Lionel Richie and McClary in the 1980s to pursue solo careers.

According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ.com, McClary is allegedly using The Commodores’ name for his current shows. They claim he is confusing fans by calling his group The Commodores featuring Thomas McClary and singing their greatest hits.

The current line-up is seeking the money McClary made from the performances which he used their name to promote.

Recent Headlines

in Viral Videos

WATCH: The ‘perfect’ body

22-overlay6

A blogger and personal trainer takes on the cyber bullies who criticize her appearance, altering herself in response to their comments. But does she like what she sees?

in Sports

Wimbledon latest sporting event to ban ‘selfie sticks’

selfiestick

Tennis fans: Leave your selfie stick at home.

in Viral Videos

Nonsense karaoke with Chris Pratt and Jimmy Fallon

18-overlay5

The "Guardians of the Galaxy" star takes on the "Tonight Show" host in a battle of who can best butcher a song.

in National, Sports

Boston bomber’s lawyer urges ‘unrelenting punishment’ over death

bostonbombing

Convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers are urging jurors to reject the death penalty, saying "no punishment could ever be equal to the terrible effects of these crimes."

in Music

Mavis Staples broke down during documentary filming

mavisstaples

"Mavis!" details the star's rise to fame as a member of her family group the Staple Singers and her work during the Civil Rights Movement.