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Company Wants Cheese from Red, Red Wine Band

4/17/2009 2:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UB40 -- who's most known for their version of "Red, Red Wine" -- is being sued for allegedly stiffing a company out of its cut from the band's tour. But the bigger story: UB40 made almost $1.7 million touring last year!

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Spectacle Entertainment Group -- which managed UB40 during their recent North American tour -- is suing the band for over $170,000, which according to the papers that were filed in L.A. today, is the amount the company believes they were contracted to make from the tour.

Question: Is 'Red, Red Wine' stuck in your head yet?

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420 GIRL    

Pay them you cheapskates!

1913 days ago
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Super Hot Celebrity    

Maybe their saving all the money when no one want to listen to them anymore, about next year

1912 days ago
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Bashy35    

There's always disgruntled people who grab nickels from anybody when they can. More importantly, though, I now have "Red, Red Wine" stuck in my head!!!

1912 days ago
4.

k8e    

i LOVE ub40.

red red wine you make me feel so fine, you keep me rockin' all of the time.

1912 days ago
5.

JD    

The comment was 170.000 the amount the company believes they were contracted to make. They believe?? Don't they know??

1912 days ago
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Carl    

It seems pretty clear that the TMZ staff thinks that if you haven't had a big hit within the last year then you must be washed up.
If any of the editors spent 5 minutes looking into the facts they would see that the "classic" bands often make much more money touring than the stars of the moment. In 2008 the top five grossing tours were Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Police and Celiene Dion. I wouldn't exactly call any of them today's newest and brightest stars. So it is hardly surprising that a band like UB40 could make 1.7 million.

1912 days ago

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