Category Archives: Legal Woes

Five Finger Death Punch sued by label, accused of cashing in

Posted by on April 26, 2016

Love them or hate them, Five Finger Death Punch are one of the most successful hard rock or metal bands of the past decade. They’ve been reliably cranking out gold albums since 2007’s The Way of the Fist, and their most recent album, Got Your Six, has sold over 336,000 in less than a year. However, according […]

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Led Zeppelin may have stolen “Stairway to Heaven” judge says

Posted by on April 12, 2016

When thinking about Led Zeppelin, the first thing that comes to mind is their most famous song and every Guitar Center employees’ least favorite song “Stairway to Heaven.” But back in 2014, a lesser-known band called Spirit claimed that Robert Plant and Jimmy Page stole the opening riff from their song “Taurus” and filed a […]

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Rammstein suing the German government over past censorship

Posted by on April 8, 2016

Rammstein has been pushing the envelope since their beginnings back in the 90’s and many haven’t been to keen about it. For example, the German government, who got worried enough about their music to  censor their records. Now, after so long since their clash with the government, it seems like the band is suing them […]

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Guitar Center forces employees to sign arbitration agreements with threats of termination

Posted by on January 15, 2016

The musical instrument retail giant Guitar Center told their employees to sign a new arbitration agreement by the end of the month, otherwise they will be immediately terminated. An arbitration agreement is a contract in which you agree to bring any legal claims you may have against your employer to arbitration, rather than filing a […]

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Metallica apologizes to Canadian tribute band over cease-and-desist letter

Posted by on January 14, 2016

Yesterday, we reported about the Canadian Metallica tribute band, Sandman, who received a a 41-page long cease-and-desist letter from Metallica’s attorney over the use of their “official, stylized logos … on or to identify or promote live musical performances through Facebook and YouTube.” Even though this is a standard practice in cases of trademark property, […]

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