Live And Rare
Jim is Simply Furious
Simple Minds star Jim Kerr is suing Vodafone
for £3.5 million after they scrapped a deal to use the band's hit Don't You (Forget About Me)
in a TV advert. The phone giants commissioned
Kerr to come up with a new version of the pop classic for the Italian commercial.
But after the group spent two weeks working on it, Vodafone said the deal was off and
they would be using the Dido
chart-topper White Flag.
Furious Kerr said: "These companies have got to learn to respect people,
above all artists who they have asked to work for them. We spent
two weeks in a studio in London working on it and everything seemed to be going fine. Vodafone
were happy and pleased that we had
agreed to work with them. They were even talking about possible sponsorship for a tour in Italy."
"Then, just as we were about to finish, Vodafone contact us to say they wanted
No one at Vodafone was available for comment.
January 26th 2004