The Music Lawsuits Quiz

When you’re a big star, everyone wants a piece of your paycheck. See how well you remember the details from some of the strangest rock lawsuits in history.

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What band faced criminal charges after their tour bus driver dumped 100 gallons of “human waste” into the Chicago River in 2004?
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Dave Matthews Band
Creed
Pearl Jam
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Heavy metal moguls Metallica lost their cool when what popular clothing and make-up distributor used their namesake to describe a shimmering new line of lipsticks?
Calvin Klein
Gucci
Gap
Victoria's Secret
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After releasing an album in the 1990s, British composer and producer Mike Batt was given a notice for allegedly ripping off what unusual track?
One minute of clapping
One minute of silence
One minute of running water
One minute of heavy breathing
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In 2003, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) won a case against what wireless phone and Internet provider, requiring them to “release the name of subscribers who were suspected of copyright infringement”?
Verizon
Cingular
AT&T
T-Mobile
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Canadian artist Avril Lavigne has recently been sued by what 1970s band, claiming her hit single “Girlfriend” has an uncanny resemblance to their track “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”?
The Blasters
The Knack
The Rubinoos
The Pop Group
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After George Harrison died in 2001, his estate took his oncologist to court. What was he accused of doing?
Getting autographs for friends while treating Harrison in his home
Not having an active license to practice medicine
Pretending to be in the music business to get closer to Harrison
Stealing from Harrison’s home
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Pop artist Michael Bolton was accused of ripping off “Love Is A Wonderful Thing” from what famous band?
The Bee Gees
The Chiffons
The Isley Brothers
The Allman Brothers Band
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Which member of The Doors took the rest of the band to court for not including him in their “reunion tour” as The Doors of the 21st Century?
Keyboardist Ray Manzarek
Drummer John Densmore
Guitarist Robby Krieger
Jim Morrison's estate