Friday, June 22, 2007
Rain, Rain Coming Again!
Looks like Rain is back on the right track. For now....
Korean pop star Rain can now use his stage name for his "Rain's Coming'' world concert tour in the United States.
Yonhap News reported the Nevada state district court on Thursday dropped the lawsuit filed by music company Rain Corp. challenging the Korean singer's right to use his stage name in the U.S.
Rain Corp. filed the lawsuit last February, requesting the court to prevent Rain from using his stage name for his concert tour in the U.S. The company claimed it owned the copyright of the name, used by its Beatles tribute band.
However, the Nevada court did not agree with Rain Corp.'s assertions, and dismissed the case against Rain, his former management agency JYP Entertainment and concert organizer Star M Corporation. The name Rain is the English translation of the singer's Korean stage name Bi.
Rain, whose real name is Jung Ji-hoon, had postponed most of his concerts in the United States early this month due to the lawsuit.
With the dismissal of the case, Rain can now continue the American leg of his ``Rain's Coming'' world tour. He is scheduled to hold a concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 30.
After the concert, Rain will head to Berlin, Germany to shoot scenes for his Hollywood film debut ``Speed Racer.''
Concert organizers said they are now trying to reschedule the postponed concerts in Atlanta, New York and San Francisco, for later this year.