Two former members of Heart
are currently suing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
for using their likenesses to promote the 2013 induction ceremony, Billboard (via HenneMusic
) is reporting.
Bassist Mark Andes
and drummer Dennis Carmassi
were members of Heart between 1982-1993. While they were not inducted into the Rock Hall (only the band's original 1970s line-up was inducted, despite requests from band members Ann
and Nancy Wilson
that the pair be included), their images were used to promote the induction ceremony on the event's official website.
Their complaint states: "Plaintiffs are not asking that defendant Rock Hall induct them into the Hall of Fame. Instead, this is an action to protect the rights, reputations, and likenesses of Mark Andes and Dennis Carmassi through the causes of actions false light invasion of privacy, misappropriation of name and likeness invasion of privacy, injurious falsehood, libel, slander, and right of attribution falsification of rock and roll history for Defendants' wilful and unauthorized use of Plaintiffs' images and likenesses."