J. Geils, founding member of the J. Geils Band, says that his erstwhile bandmates "planned and conspired" to exclude him from an upcoming summer/fall tour. Geils, the singer and guitarist for the band, is now suing for damages.
"Together they're the J. Geils Band, but separately they're Mr. Wolf, Mr. Salwitz , Mr. Klein, and Mr. Justman. 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," Geils' lawyer told Reuters.
"We will address the claims in the lawsuit including our own claims against John Geils and Francesca Records at the appropriate time," said James Weinberger, who is representing the band's other members.
The tour, scheduled without Geils, was comprised of 11 shows, beginning in Syracuse, New York on August 25.
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