Phil Collins Suing Former Bandmates For Royalties

Louis Satterfield and Rahmlee Davis flew to London for the trial, which began Friday and was expected to last five days.

Oscar-winning singer/songwriter Phil Collins is suing two former bandmates over $400,000 in royalties.

Collins filed the lawsuit in London's High Court against Louis Satterfield and Rahmlee Davis, both former members of the R&B group Earth, Wind and Fire.

Collins claims that Satterfield and Davis were paid royalties on 15 tracks from the former Genesis frontman's 1990 album, Serious Hits ... Live!, but that they only appeared on five of the disc's tracks, according to Rolling Stone online.

The two musicians helped produce Collins' solo albums Face Value (1981) and ... But Seriously (1985), and they played on the singer's 1985 hit "Sussudio." They also toured with Collins in 1990.

Satterfield and Davis will be represented by the UK's Society of Black Lawyers, and they will claim that they signed a contract giving them 0.5 percent of royalties from the live album. Davis said that Collins, who reportedly is worth $450 million, is missing the point. "This is only one penny or two pennies, and the man is worth millions," Davis said.

Satterfield and Davis flew to London for the trial, which began Friday and was expected to last five days.

Sunday, Collins won the Oscar for Best Song from an Original Motion Picture for "You'll Be in My Heart" (RealAudio excerpt), from the 1999 animated film "Tarzan."