Saul Zaentz, the Fantasy Records label owner who famously sued Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty for self-plagiarism, has died at the age of 92.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Zaentz died at his home in San Francisco of complications related to Alzheimer's.
Based on a recent Facebook post from Fogerty, the former CCR frontman has yet to bury the hatchet, as he posted the official "Vanz Kant Dance" video. The song features the line "Vanz can't dance but he'll steal your money."
When Zaentz sued Fogerty for defamation, the singer was forced to change the name of the song from "Zanz Kant Dance" to "Vanz Kant Dance."
The issues between Zaentz and Fogerty stem from when CCR was signed to Fantasy in 1967. Fogerty came to see the deal as unfair and struggled to free himself from the contract. Zaentz and Fantasy later sued Fogerty, alleging that his 1985 solo hit "The Old Man Down the Road" was essentially the same as his 1970 Creedence song "Run Through the Jungle," which Zaentz owned. In court, Fogerty played the two songs on guitar on the witness stand and won the case.
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