Harry Shearer sues Vivendi's Universal, Studiocanal for $125 million over music copyrights to 'Spinal Tap'
CANNES, France- Harry Shearer is suing Vivendi's Universal Music Group and Studiocanal for $125 million for fraudulent accounting of the music revenues from Rob Reiner's 1984 film "This is Spinal Tap."
Shearer, who co-created and starred in "This is Spinal Tap," is seeking $125 million in compensatory and punitive damages.
"This is Spinal Tap" follows the legendary British heavy metal band Spinal Tap as they organize a comeback tour. The spoof documentary was created by Shearer, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner.
Shearer, who co-wrote the... read more