Category Archives: Legal Woes

Alt-rock band busted for selling phony guitars

Posted by on April 11, 2014

Here’s a story not metal related per-se, but rather an example of how not to fund your band’s tour. This alt-rock band called the Josh Davis Band has been busted for selling counterfeit high-end guitars. From January 2008 to October 2011, the band stocked up on 165 cheap acoustic guitars and then proceeded to print […]

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Incubus singer has restraining order against him

Posted by on March 31, 2014

We haven’t thought about Incubus in a while, which is more than we can say about Svetlana Shusterman, who’s filed a restraining order against the band’s vocalist, Brandon Boyd. Shusterman, who was in the cast of 2006′s The Real World: Key West, received a temporary restraining order against him, according to TMZ. She says the Incubus frontman […]

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Earache suing Century Media

Posted by on March 28, 2014

It’s getting harder and harder for labels to eke out a living these days now that many people are moving on to streaming services. In fact, Earache is looking to get $250,000 from Century Media. It’s actually a  bit more complicated than that. The two metal labels entered into a three-year partnership last year that […]

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Fishbone offer statement on court ruling

Posted by on February 18, 2014

Last week, a ruling was handed down from a 2010 lawsuit from a woman that was injured at a Fishbone concert in Philadelphia when frontman Angelo Moore stage dove. The plaintiff was awarded $1.4 million, and Moore himself is responsible for another $250,000 in punitive damages. The woman apparently suffers from memory problems, shoulder pain […]

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Woman injured by Fishbone frontman’s stagedive wins $1.4 million lawsuit

Posted by on February 17, 2014

The subject of stagediving has been a touchy one in the metal community as of late, and the following story is another example of when things can go horribly wrong. Four years ago in February 2010, a woman named Kimberly Myers was injured  at a Fishbone show at the WXPN World Cafe when frontman Angelo “Dr. […]

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