KISS Owes Late Drummer Eric Carr's Heirs
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Late drummer Eric Carr's heirs are claiming that the former KISS member has unpaid royalties. Carr's family members say KISS owe them five to 50 percent of the profits made on songs like "Breaking Out," "Little Caesar," "Carr Jam 1981," and "Carr Jam 1991."
According to the lawsuit, which was filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, the heirs state they believed they should only be collecting royalties from the American Society of Composers, but have discovered they should also be receiving payments from the group, two publishing companies and Gene Simmons Worldwide Inc.
"They thought they were getting it all from one source," Attorney Robert Garson said.