Category Archives: Legal Woes

Vivendi seeks dismissal of Spinal Tap’s $400 million lawsuit

Posted by on March 1, 2017

Last year, Harry Shearer filed a lawsuit against Vivendi Universal about This is Spinal Tap, a classic 1984 film that started the mockumentary genre that’s continued on to this day. And while there have been plenty of lawsuits against movie studios or record labels, the lawsuit alleged that Shearer and co-creators Christopher Guest and Michael McKean […]

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“You’ve created a precarious situation:” Anthrax post open letter to Irving Azoff

Posted by on December 16, 2016

Earlier this week, legendary record executive Irving Azoff filed a lawsuit against the Radio Licensing Music Committee on behalf of his own performance rights company, Global Music Rights. The suit is in response – thought not intended to be retaliatory – to an antitrust suit filed by the RLMC earlier this month. Billboard broke the […]

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Avenged Sevenfold’s Warner Bros. lawsuit could be a game-changer

Posted by on December 12, 2016

In 1943, Warner Bros. was sued, and in 2016, history is repeating itself. Granted, the stories are very different. The 1943 suit was against the Warner Bros. studio (the label didn’t start until 1958), and it was actress Olivia de Havilland (Gone With the Wind) that sued the film studio to be released from her […]

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Ratt is back for more, but without Bobby Blotzer

Posted by on November 30, 2016

  Of all the ’80s hair metal bands, Ratt is one that’s stood the test of time, at least kind of. It’s hard to deny that “Round and Round” is an epic jam, as are “Back For More,” “Lay It Down” and hell, there’s enough that there’s an unofficial holiday, Ratturday, in which people we […]

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Motley Sue: Band seeking $30m from Crue, alleging mistreatment

Posted by on November 8, 2016

It’s been almost a year since Motley Crue decided to call it a day and perform their final show in Los Angeles, CA, ending  34 years of music and debauchery. If you spend 10 minutes watching footage of their wild years or any of the documentaries, you know the guys were a wild bunch, but […]

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