Robin Thicke is the latest superstar added to Clear Channel's massive iHeartRadio Music Festival, set for September 20 and 21 in Las Vegas. Earlier this week, Sir Paul McCartney joined the lineup, which already features Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, J. Cole, Elton John, Muse, TiŽsto, Chris Brown, Keith Urban, fun., Miguel, Bruno Mars, Phoenix, Zedd, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, Ke$ha, Drake, Thirty Seconds to Mars and Benny Benassi, plus a rare live appearance by Queen + Adam Lambert, this year's Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star winner, The Summer Set and other special surprise guests to be announced later.
In other Robin Thicke news, the singer has filed a lawsuit, along with Pharrell Williams and T.I., to protect his smash hit "Blurred Lines" from potential legal action from the estate of Marvin Gaye. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the suit is against Gaye's family and Bridgeport Music, which owns some Funkadelic songs, due to complaints over similarities between Thicke's song and previous works.
According to the suit, a copy of which was obtained by THR, the "plaintiffs, who have the utmost respect for and admiration of Marvin Gaye, Funkadelic and their musical legacies, reluctantly file this action in the face of multiple adverse claims from alleged successors in interest to those artists. Defendants continue to insist that plaintiffs' massively successful composition, 'Blurred Lines,' copies 'their' compositions."
According to THR, the Gaye family alleges that "Blurred Lines" has the same "feel" or "sound" as Gaye's "Got To Give It Up," but the suit says that they are "are claiming ownership of an entire genre, as opposed to a specific work." There has also been an alleged similarity between "Blurred Lines" and Funakedlic's "Sexy Ways."
Thicke's lawsuit adds that "there are no similarities between plaintiffs' composition and those the claimants allege they own, other than commonplace musical elements. Plaintiffs created a hit and did it without copying anyone else's composition."
Additionally, former Funkadelic leader George Clinton, who has feuded in the past with Bridgeport, tweeted that there is "No sample of #Funkadelic's 'Sexy Ways' in @robinthicke's 'Blurred Lines'," adding that he supports Thicke and Pharrell.