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Duran Duran suing Glenview-based fan club for lack of payment
Duran Duran, the ’80s pop group known best for the hit song “Hungry Like the Wolf,” is suing their Glenview-based fan club after it allegedly breached its contract by not giving the band its promised revenue.
The lawsuit, filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court, alleges that Worldwide Fan Clubs, Inc. entered into a contract with Duran Duran in 2010 that stipulated the company would create and manage a fan club for the band.
The fan club was also to warehouse and sell band merchandise, maintain accurate fan club records, collect membership fees, keep accurate accounting and give Duran Duran 75 percent of all profits, the suit said. Worldwide Fan Clubs would keep the other 25 percent.
The band is now claiming Worldwide Fan Clubs failed to keep accurate accounting records and make revenue payments to the band, according to the suit.
A representative from the company could not be reached for comment Tuesday.
Duran Duran is seeking at least $40,000 in damages.