Next Time, Pianissimo

Rivers Cuomo of Weezer
Rivers Cuomo of Weezer Photo: Getty Images

Lame. According to Cityfile, BMI is suing Pianos for playing the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” and Poison’s “Talk Dirty to Me” without permission. (Apparently bars are required to pay nominal fees to music publishing houses in order to be able to drown out your conversation with their music.) They should really be suing for some of the awful Poison renditions we’ve heard at karaoke night. By the way, Rivers Cuomo was also mentioned in the suit, which makes us wonder how BMI feels about a Chicago restaurant’s recent Weezer-inspired menu. [Cityfile]