The three remaining members of Detroit rock legends, The MC5, are to be sued by the widow and children of MC5 lead singer Rob Tyner over rights to the group's recordings, compositions and the MC5 trademark.
Rob Tyner’s widow, Rebecca Derminer and her children with Tyner - son Robin Derminer and daughters Elizabeth Derminer and Amy Vallandi - have filed suit against Wayne Kramer, Michael Davis, Dennis Thompson and their related businesses. Tyner died of a heart attack in September 1991. The fifth member the MC5s, Fred (Sonic) Smith, died in 1994.
The remaining members of the band re-formed last year and spent lots of time doing stuff with Levi, as well as making weak and disappointing appearances at festivals such as Leeds and Reading.