Violent Femmes

The band Violent Femmes disbanded after singer Gordon Gano sold the advertising rights of their song “Blister in the Sun,” to Wendy’s for commercial use. Bassist Brian Ritchie was angered by what he viewed as, “greed, insensitivity and poor taste,” on Gano’s part, and filed a lawsuit against him. They would regroup and disband more times over the life of the Milwaukee band.