Juice WRLD sued by pop-punk band Yellowcard for $15M

The band is suing over similarities between Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams” and a 2006 song of their own.

October 22, 2019
Juice WRLD sued by pop-punk band Yellowcard for $15M Juice WRLD performs onstage during the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival and Daytime Stage at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on September 21, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   Bryan Steffy/Getty

Juice WRLD is reportedly being sued by the pop punk band Yellowcard over his breakout hit, "Lucid Dreams." The Blast and Billboard report that the band claims the song copies their own "Holly Wood Died," released in 2006, without permission. The band, which split in 2017, is seeking $15M in royalties plus co-ownership of the song.

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Also named in the lawsuit are "Lucid Dreams" co-write Taz Taylor, producer Nicholas Mira, publisher BMG Rights Management, record label Grade A Productions, and Interscope Records, and more. Key to Yellowcard's lawsuit is an interview in which Juice WRLD cites Fall Out Boy's From Under the Cork Tree as an influence. That 2005 album was produced by Neil Avron, who also produced “Holly Wood Died."

Listen to both songs below:

Juice WRLD sued by pop-punk band Yellowcard for $15M