Celine Dion Faces Charges Of Lip-Sync...

Celine Dion Faces Charges Of Lip-Synching In Lawsuit

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MilkANDHoney

Warsaw, Poland

#1 Sep 17, 2008
http://music.yahoo.com/read/news/12040294

(10/14/99, 12 p.m. PDT)- Celine Dion is being sued by her former drummer, Peter Barbeau, for $5 million in a lawsuit that was filed Tuesday (Oct. 12).

The lawsuit includes claims of wrongful dismissal, infringement of copyright, and allegations that the superstar lip-synched at many of her live concert performances. "Many of the lead vocal portions of the songs performed by Celine Dion during her live performances are not sung by her, but rather lip-synced to a prerecorded digital hard-disc recording of Celine Dion's voice," the suit claims.

"The practice of the principal vocal performer not singing during live performances is highly unusual in the music industry," the suit adds.

Barbeau's claim indicates that because Dion lip-synched during her live concerts, extra pressure was placed on him as a drummer. He also claims in the court documents that he is the original composer of the song "Dreaming of You" from Dion's 1996 multi-platinum album Falling Into You. Barbeau contends that he retains 40% of the interest and rights to the track through his company, Bow River Music Inc.

The drummer also claims in the court papers that he was dismissed from his job in 1995 "without reason, cause, explanation, or settlement," and has been unable to find comparable employment.

LAUNCH obtained the following statement from Dion regarding the legal action. "I wasn't really involved too much with Peter leaving the band," the statement read. "This really had more to do with the musicians and how they wanted to change a few things. As far as the publishing stuff goes, I haven't had anything to do with this either, but the people who take care of my business have assured me that Peter has 100% control of his interest in his song."

The statement continues: "The thing that really upsets me is what's been said about my live performances...the way it was said makes it sound like I'm not singing live at my shows, which is not true. In the past, we've used instrumentation and voice samples on the up-tempo numbers. This just gives the dance tracks a bit more punch to enhance the live performance, but I think that's normal. As far as singing live; well, this is what I love to do the most. My whole life revolves around singing live, and I think my fans know this about me. Whether it's not talking for two days between shows, or not eating certain foods on show days, or not being near air conditioning even when it's 95 degrees...my whole focus is to keep my vocal cords in top shape so that I can deliver when I'm on stage. My fans know this, and everyone who's seen my show knows that I put everything I've got into every performance that I give."

-- Jason Gelman, New York
Yahoo! Music
Craig Rosen

Interesting.:-D

strk125

Calistoga, CA

#2 Sep 17, 2008
MilkANDHoney wrote:
http://music.yahoo.com/read/ne ws/12040294
(10/14/99, 12 p.m. PDT)- Celine Dion is being sued by her former drummer, Peter Barbeau, for $5 million in a lawsuit that was filed Tuesday (Oct. 12).
The lawsuit includes claims of wrongful dismissal, infringement of copyright, and allegations that the superstar lip-synched at many of her live concert performances. "Many of the lead vocal portions of the songs performed by Celine Dion during her live performances are not sung by her, but rather lip-synced to a prerecorded digital hard-disc recording of Celine Dion's voice," the suit claims.
"The practice of the principal vocal performer not singing during live performances is highly unusual in the music industry," the suit adds.
Barbeau's claim indicates that because Dion lip-synched during her live concerts, extra pressure was placed on him as a drummer. He also claims in the court documents that he is the original composer of the song "Dreaming of You" from Dion's 1996 multi-platinum album Falling Into You. Barbeau contends that he retains 40% of the interest and rights to the track through his company, Bow River Music Inc.
The drummer also claims in the court papers that he was dismissed from his job in 1995 "without reason, cause, explanation, or settlement," and has been unable to find comparable employment.
LAUNCH obtained the following statement from Dion regarding the legal action. "I wasn't really involved too much with Peter leaving the band," the statement read. "This really had more to do with the musicians and how they wanted to change a few things. As far as the publishing stuff goes, I haven't had anything to do with this either, but the people who take care of my business have assured me that Peter has 100% control of his interest in his song."
The statement continues: "The thing that really upsets me is what's been said about my live performances...the way it was said makes it sound like I'm not singing live at my shows, which is not true. In the past, we've used instrumentation and voice samples on the up-tempo numbers. This just gives the dance tracks a bit more punch to enhance the live performance, but I think that's normal. As far as singing live; well, this is what I love to do the most. My whole life revolves around singing live, and I think my fans know this about me. Whether it's not talking for two days between shows, or not eating certain foods on show days, or not being near air conditioning even when it's 95 degrees...my whole focus is to keep my vocal cords in top shape so that I can deliver when I'm on stage. My fans know this, and everyone who's seen my show knows that I put everything I've got into every performance that I give."
-- Jason Gelman, New York
Yahoo! Music
Craig Rosen
Interesting.:-D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =9Sn4aimD94sXX
lol, no not really, nice try though, but no one cares milk ;-D
live lively
#3 Sep 17, 2008
1999?

Wow..lip sync or not Celine is still one of the best entertainers with Michael Jackson and Madonna.
Shanghaichica

London, UK

#4 Sep 17, 2008
She probably did lip sync as she has been doing it at her concerts. I expect artists to sing live at their concerts. They can lip all day long on TV shows but not at concerts which their fans have paid for. But anyway I wouldnt mind seeing mimi lip sync at a concert, just being in her presence is enough, but I only make this allowence for her lol. Anyway we know that Celine is a great singer so does it really matter if she did.
MilkANDHoney

Warsaw, Poland

#5 Sep 17, 2008
strk125 wrote:
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lol, no not really, nice try though, but no one cares milk ;-D
You wouldn't answer unless you care, hah!
That's sad she's been doing it since 90's.:/
Ali

Manama, Bahrain

#6 Sep 17, 2008
mariah carey is a record breaking phenomenon, i dont think leona is anywhere near reaching 10% of her success. leona is trying to be old school mariah and imitating how mariah started off.
strk125

Calistoga, CA

#7 Sep 17, 2008
MilkANDHoney wrote:
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You wouldn't answer unless you care, hah!
That's sad she's been doing it since 90's.:/
is not that i care milk, but i thought it would be nice to let you know that no one is going to care if celine lips, i dont want you wasting precious time on people who dont care honey ;-D

“Whitney The Goddess of Voice”

Since: Apr 08

Paihia New Zealand

#8 Sep 17, 2008
what do you expect did you think celine sang right thru the las vegas stint....shes only human and maybe her vocals were tired. id would see any of the trinity live even if lip synced.
bonx

Indonesia

#10 Sep 17, 2008
strk125 wrote:
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lol, no not really, nice try though, but no one cares milk ;-D
i care,
lol
wow, another breaking news,
how come i didnt know this
bonx

Indonesia

#11 Sep 17, 2008
Ali wrote:
mariah carey is a record breaking phenomenon, i dont think leona is anywhere near reaching 10% of her success. leona is trying to be old school mariah and imitating how mariah started off.
yeah, ali,
Leona Lewis is obviously copying Mariah Carey's fashion style and singing style. Leona Lewis even did one photoshoot where she was wearing the exact same clothing as Mariah Carey. Leona wore a low cut tube top, tight pants and even wore a similar belly chain. Can anyone say that Leona's stylist wasn't a copycat and it was a mistake she was dressed this way?
bonx

Indonesia

#12 Sep 17, 2008
live lively wrote:
1999?
Wow..lip sync or not Celine is still one of the best entertainers with Michael Jackson and Madonna.
hehehhehehe
Embarrassingly, Madonna also claimed the Razzies' Worst Actress of the Century and All-Time Worst Actress awards,
strk125

Calistoga, CA

#13 Sep 17, 2008
bonx wrote:
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i care,
lol
wow, another breaking news,
how come i didnt know this
bonny! your supposed to be on my side!

Since: Apr 08

Reading, UK

#14 Sep 17, 2008
strk125 wrote:
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bonny! your supposed to be on my side!
Im on you're side but are you on Mariah's side ??? lol
bonx

Pekanbaru, Indonesia

#15 Sep 17, 2008
hehehhehe, dont worry, miguel/strk, we always be known as the trinity member.
well, heres our song
(Anytime you need a friend)
I will be here
(You'll never be alone again)
So don't you fear
(Even if you're miles away)
I'm by your side
So don't you ever be lonely
Love will make it alright.
^_^
strk125

Calistoga, CA

#16 Sep 17, 2008
shanghaichica wrote:
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Im on you're side but are you on Mariah's side ??? lol
of course!!!, you guys know i dont hate mariah at all right lol, im one of the biggest kidders you will ever know, i'm cool with mimi

“Whitney The Goddess of Voice”

Since: Apr 08

Paihia New Zealand

#17 Sep 17, 2008
strk125 wrote:
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of course!!!, you guys know i dont hate mariah at all right lol, im one of the biggest kidders you will ever know, i'm cool with mimi
traitor!!!!!lol

“Whitney The Goddess of Voice”

Since: Apr 08

Paihia New Zealand

#18 Sep 17, 2008
bonx wrote:
hehehhehe, dont worry, miguel/strk, we always be known as the trinity member.
well, heres our song
(Anytime you need a friend)
I will be here
(You'll never be alone again)
So don't you fear
(Even if you're miles away)
I'm by your side
So don't you ever be lonely
Love will make it alright.
^_^
this is the song that broke Mariahs consecutive number 1 streaks....(i think)

“Whitney The Goddess of Voice”

Since: Apr 08

Paihia New Zealand

#19 Sep 17, 2008
shanghaichica wrote:
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Im on you're side but are you on Mariah's side ??? lol
I prefer to be besides you!!! hahaaha (holding yr um er hand) lol
shanghaichica

Reading, UK

#20 Sep 18, 2008
Kiwi_Wilz wrote:
<quoted text>this is the song that broke Mariahs consecutive number 1 streaks....(i think)
No it was can't let go which broke it, coz it only went to number 2.
lively
#21 Sep 18, 2008
Mariah's Glitter is the joke of the decade...not to mention smashing mirror cut wrist because J-Lo reached #1..

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