The musician used the stunt during the band's 2011 tour, where he could be seen turning upside down as he played, but Los Angeles-based engineer Scott King claimed he pitched a similar idea to Lee in 1991. In 2012, King filed a lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court demanding at least $400,000 in damages over allegations the rocker stole his idea.
However, King has lost the legal battle after a judge ruled he never obtained exclusive rights to the concept and Lee created his own version of the rollercoaster drum set, according to TMZ.
REALLY? HASN'T HE BEEN DOING THIS DRUM THING FOR 20 YEARS OR MORE???
MOTLEY CRUE HASN'T BEEN GOOD SINCE SHOUT AT THE DEVIL BUT AT LEAST
THEY CAN PLAY THEIR INSTRUMENTS AND WRITE SONGS UNLIKE MOST MUSIC STARS!
THEIR DEBUT ALBUM WAS A CLASSIC ROCK PUNK ALBUM. AFTER THAT ......NOT MUCH....
Any dozen people can come up with the same idea and think they are the first to invent. It's the first person to make the idea work and files intellectual property protection that gets the credit (and money). Let's suppose this dude pitched the idea to TL in 1991. TL used this idea in 2011. In the 20 years between, did this guy ever file a patent giving him exclusive rights to the concept, which would force TL to pay him royalties? It does not seem he did. Sorry this dude loses.