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Foo Fighters Vs. Insurance Company

Foo Fighters are going to war against Lloyd's of London and other insurance companies it uses over shows the group had to cancel last year after frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg after falling off the stage June 12 in Gothenberg, Sweden.

The Foos wound up canceling seven shows completely, and its lawsuit against the insurers as well Robertson Taylor, the agent who secured the policies, claims that, "After paying certain amounts owed under the Cancellation Policy for four of the canceled performances, (the companies) began searching for ways to limit their payment on the other three performances" -- including two dates at Wembley Stadium in London and another stadium show in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Foos' suit also claims that the insurers "have not paid or offered to pay a single penny" for shows the Foos canceled in the wake of last November's terrorist attacks in Paris, even though the group carried a Terrorism Policy to cover such eventualities, and have mired the claim filings "in a seemingly never-ending series of requests for increasingly irrelevant information."

The group, which is currently on hiatus, is seeking both punitive and real damages as well as attorney fees.

 

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.