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Chris Daughtry’s Pre-“American Idol” Band Is Suing Him for Allegedly Ripping Them Off


The one man I thought was a sure winner on American Idol didn’t need to win to become a huge star! Chris Daughtry was a finalist on Season Five of AI, and now the members of the band he was in before AI are suing him, saying they ripped them off!

Absent Element, Chris Daughtry’s “other band,” claims that the music on Daughtry’s first album was taken from their music.

The songs included his single “Home,” “Breakdown,” and “Gone”.

According to the suit,

“Breakdown features words and music from the Absent Element songs Break Down and Conviction. Gone lifts quite a bit from a song they had called Sinking.”

The band claims Chris committed, “constructive fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, unfair trade practices, and other deceptive and wrongful conduct”because he didn’t give them a cut.”

There’s no word how much they’re asking for in damages. Chris responded to the lawsuit with this message on his website:

“I am very hurt by these false accusations. The songs listed in this lawsuit were written solely by me, and no one else and at this time, I have no further comment.”

Do you think Absent Element has the right to sue Chris? Or do you feel they are just upset they aren’t as big as Daughtry?

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