NICKELBACK In Lawsuit Over Royalties

A recording studio in suburban White Rock has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against NICKELBACK in B.C. Supreme Court, according to Jam! Music.

In the suit, Larry Anschell of Turtle Recording claims his company had production royalties and property rights to songs performed by NICKELBACK on the album "Curb".

Anschell is suing for general and statutory damages plus legal costs.

Last July, NICKELBACK won a lawsuit against their former manager over ownership of "Curb".

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They claimed Amar Canada Productions and Clyde Hill were illegally holding the master copy of the album.

In other news, Kroeger and longtime music promoter Jason Miller were on hand at the keynote address at New Music West, the Vancouver industry showcase the other night. Chad took the opportunity to blast hometown Alberta radio stations for not playing the group's music until they had made it big in the United States. He also talked about how their hit, "How You Remind Me", came to be. He admitted the group set about making a three-minute song with the intention of "brainwashing people to think (NICKELBACK) were the greatest thing since sliced bread." Kroeger also advised the songwriters in the crowd to work at their craft, noting that he wasn't very good when he first started out, and to write songs with Joe Audience in mind.

"If you want to attain success ... you have to reach out and connect with the average person," he said, and not write music for musicians.

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