YAKUZA Frontman's LED ZEPPELIN Tribute Band Sued By Former Singer

September 28, 2012

According to the Courthouse News Service, LED ZEPPELIN 2: THE LIVE EXPERIENCE, the LED ZEPPELIN tribute act featuring Bruce Lamont (frontman for Chicago-based avantgarde metallers YAKUZA) and members of BUSKER SOUNDCHECK, is being sued by its former led singer for allegedly hiding at least $70,000 in band income since he left.

Christopher Klein says he founded LED ZEPPELIN 2: THE LIVE EXPERIENCE in 2006, and recruited fellow musicians Paul Kamp, Bruce Lamont, Ian Lee and Matthew Longbons to recreate the "sound, atmosphere and appearance of a LED ZEPPELIN concert."

Klein, Kamp, Lamont and Lee each owned a 25 percent share in the company, which made $128,000 during the first half of 2011, when Klein was treasurer.

Klein left the band in July 2011 after becoming frustrated with the band's "sloppy" record keeping, which included alleged misappropriation of funds for personal use.

"After plaintiff ceased playing with the band and without his authorization, defendants continue to use his image, biography and recordings in promoting performances," the complaint states.

"Starting from the date on which he ceased performing with the band until the present, plaintiff has not received any dividends, distributions or profits from the company."

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