Flaming Lips Sued By Cat Stevens

The Flaming Lips have been forced to turn over publishing royalties to Cat Stevens as part of a settlement in which Stevens (real name: Yusuf Islam) alleged that the Lips’ song “Fight Test” bore a very close resemblance to his early ’70s track “Father and Son.”

“It was confirmed today that an agreement has been reached between Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Yusuf Islam) and EMI Music Publishing (Flaming Lips) over the single ‘Fight Test’ and its close resemblance to the Cat Stevens classic, ‘Father and Son,'” reads a June 13 post on Islam’s official Web site. Royalties from the sale of ‘Fight Test’ will now be divided between both parties according to the agreed settlement.”

Source Billboard.com[/url.

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