Scuffle of the week

Phil Collins v his former backing singers. Fresh from his Oscars triumph Collins has launched a case against Louis Satterfield and Rahmlee Davis, former members of Earth, Wind and Fire, to recoup royalties. Collins claims that the two should only have been paid royalties for the five tracks on a live album that the pair played on and not every track. However Satterfield and Davis claim that they were an integral part of the entire album. Collins has agreed not to ask for the royalties back but wants to recoup the estimated £500,000 by withholding future royalties. Davis says: ‘It makes no difference if we played on all 15 tracks, we played Sussudio and that sold the whole album.’