Former Blink 182 Roadie Sues Over Album Title

By | June 21, 2003 at 12:00 AM

A former roadie for Blink-182 claims he’s the smart aleck who came up with the title Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, which the band used in 2001 for its fifth album. Larry Palm filed a lawsuit against the band on Thursday in Los Angeles Supreme Court for breach of oral and/or implied contract, promissory estoppel, fraud and unjust enrichment.

According to the lawsuit, Palm claims that Mark Hoppus, Tom Delonge and Travis Barker asked him for a suggestion for a title. Palm says he suggested Take Off Your Pants and Jacket around January 2001, and entered into an oral agreement that, in exchange for coming up with the album title, the band would “pay plaintiff a reasonable value of the use of the slogan.”

Palm claims that the band has refused to pay him for use of the title on the album and in merchandise, and that he’s owed an amount to be determined at trial.