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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Don't Fuck With Linda Perry!

Warner Bros. has apparently tried to screw Linda Perry out of the James Blunt cash, and girlfriend is not having any of it! Now, I'm not gonna say anything bad about Linda because a.) she's produced some great jams, and 3.) I'm afraid I'll see her and Courtney Love at Target and they'll beat the shit out of me!

The short version is this: Linda discovered James Blunt (though if I heard that frog voice, I would have just shot him), signed him to her indie label, Custard, then got a deal for him with Atlantic. The major label didn't see the potential and therefore offered her 20% of the profits, probably thinking it would be 20% of a whole lot of nothing.

Then, when that shit song "You're Beautiful" became a smash and the album took off, Warner Bros., which owns Atlantic, tried to go around Linda and gave James a cut of the profits but not her. She's now suing for $5 million in lost royalties. (Atlantic has made over $100 million from James Blunt!!)

Linda Perry's lawsuit claims that had it not been for her, "it is likely that Blunt's album would never have been released and no one would ever have known who he was." In that case, damn you, Linda! Damn you to hell!

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  • At 11:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i had a hard time telling linda and james blunt a part. i finally figured it out by the beard & moustache, but Linda's leather jacket threw me for a sec cuz i thought dykes wuz into animal rights n shit.

    warners shud no not to fuk wit a cheap bulldyke's cash, mkay!!!!

  • At 1:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    HOW. DA. FUCK. did they make so money off James Blunt?


  • At 8:15 AM, Blogger John said…

    Hi. My name is John, and I actually own James Blunt music. Is it true that admitting you have a problem is the first step?

  • At 8:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Mmmm, les lookie here. Linda unleashed onto the world 4 Non Blondes and What's Up.


  • At 9:04 AM, Blogger El MarvelOso said…

    SO typical of a record company. I'm glad we're seeing the demise of the record company as we know it.

    Linda, go get Pink and beat someone up!

  • At 11:10 AM, Blogger Yuяi said…

    You know, seeing Linda and Courtney at Target is a very real possibility! Good thinking, D'luv, good thinking!

  • At 1:12 AM, Blogger Kenneth M. Walsh said…

    The mere fact that the label has made $100 million off of James Blunt exemplifies everything that's wrong with the music business.

  • At 6:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I saw them a Target!

  • At 6:52 PM, Blogger Steve said…

    I saw them also at Mervyns.


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