Woman Claims She's Not Been Paid For Use Of Music
POSTED: 1:09 p.m. EDT September 18, 2003
Eminem is feeling the heat from a 70-year-old grandmother over a piece of her late husband's music.
According to court documents obtained by TheSmokingGun Web site, Harlene Stein is suing her grandson (whose real name is Marshall Mathers), producer Dr. Dre (whose real name is Andre Young), label Interscope Records and seven other parties for allegedly sampling Ronald Stein's "Pigs Go Home" for Eminem's song "Guilty Conscience" without authorization.
Ronald Stein, who died in 1988, was a film composer. The document says "Pigs Go Home" -- an instrumental composition -- was featured in the 1970 Candice Bergen-Elliott Gould drama "Getting Straight."
The liner notes to "The Slim Shady LP" mention that "Guilty Conscience" contains an "interpolation" From "Pigs Go Home" but does not name Ronald Stein as composer.
Harlene Stein says she has not been paid for its use. Her suit does not specify monetary damages. The "Slim Shady LP" sold over five million copies, according to TheSmokingGun.
Eminem's representatives had no comment on the litigation.
He sure has problems with women. First his wife sues him, then his mom & now his grandmother!
Who's next Hailie?