J. Geils Suing J. Geils Band

Singer wasn't invited on upcoming tour
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2012 1:55 AM CDT
J. Geils Suing J. Geils Band
J. Geils plays in Nashua, New Hampshire.   (NashuaTelegraphVideo)

J. Geils has taken the J. Geils Band to court for planning a tour without him—but keeping his name. The band "conspired" to exclude the singer from the upcoming tour, according to the suit, reports Reuters. Together they're the J. Geils Band, but "separately they're Mr. Wolf, Mr. Salwitz, Mr. Klein, and Mr. Justman," says Geils' lawyer. "They do not have the right to take his name and use it, and try to deny him the right to use his own name." The blues-rock band, which released 13 albums between 1967 and 1985, has reunited several times for concerts over the last 13 years, with Geils in the lineup. (More J Geils stories.)

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