Thursday, October 20, 2011

UB40 declared bankrupt

Email this story Printable version UB40, the British band that merged reggae into pop with such hits as Red, Red Wine and Can't Help Falling in Love, have been declared bankrupt. Those named in the court proceedings were saxophonist Brian Travers, percussionist Norman Hassan, trumpeter Terrence Oswald and drummer Jimmy Brown. The four members have been declared insolvent and the British tax department have given the go-ahead to start seizing band property to pay off the debts. A previous decision had already allowed authorities to attach royalties and other assets of the band. Singer Ali Campbell, along with the four principles in the bankruptcy and Robin Campbell (guitar), Mickey Virtue (keyboards), formed UB40 in 1978 and were courting worldwide fame two years later when they went on tour with the Pretenders. After a long and successful career, Ali Campbell left the group in 2008 after ongoing disagreements over the group's management and business decisions in what seemed to be a foreshadowing of the current situation. Mickey Virtue left at the same time. According to Britain's Daily Mail, original member Robin Campbell was included in the court case but was not listed as part of the bankruptcy. The group, who now has another Campbell brother, Duncan, as lead singer, is reportedly continuing and planning a new album for next year. To be in with a chance of winning 1000 CDs including rare, signed and promotional copies simply 'like' our Award Winning facebook page here! And double your chances by following us on Twitter Follow @MusicNewsWeb For all DVD, Blu-Ray and other film related prizes visit our sister site competitions page here. Good luck!