The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins also shares his opinion on Motley Crue and Mick Mars lawsuit feud.
In a video on Hawkins’s Youtube channel, he commented on the following:
“Does it seem reasonable to you guys that if you’re not on tour, you should make money from the tour that you’re not on? I mean, he’ll make money from whatever publishing and songwriting contributions he made to those songs. They’re being played in front of large numbers of people in stadiums or arenas or whatever.
”So, he’ll collect on that as a songwriter. If there are pre-recorded elements of him playing the guitar, I think it’s reasonable for him to ask for a share of profits because that’s the thing; that’s entertaining folk, but if somebody else is doing his gig, I’d be inclined to say, ‘Forget it mate.’ I don’t want to get paid for something I haven’t done.”
“I completely agree with that. I think they should educate themselves, really, because this is going to be covered in the partnership agreement that they all signed. He is asking to earn on something that he’s not doing, and they’re not even talking about cutting them out of like the master recordings that he played on and that had his name on. He’s still going to make money from those records. I actually think I’m on the side of the remaining members. I think this is going to go their way.”