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Category Archives: Legal Woes

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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Avenged Sevenfold attempting to get out of Warner Bros. contract, legal battle ensues

Posted by on January 13, 2016

It was just revealed that Avenged Sevenfold (with its new drummer in tow) were planning to head into the studio next month to record the follow up to 2013’s Hail To The King. However, the band are first heading to the courtroom with Warner Bros. Records, who has filed a breach-of-contract suit against the band […]

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Metallica sent a cease-and-desist letter to a Canadian Metallica cover band

Posted by on January 13, 2016

The legal world (as well as the online world) can be very tricky and some things may seem too odd to be taken seriously. but they can happen. It seems like Metallica, or at least their legal team, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Canadian Metallica tribute band Sandman, for using “official, stylized logos […]

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Scott Weiland’s ex-wife files documents to claim executor of his will

Posted by on January 6, 2016

If you thought 2016 was going to be year where nothing new would be said about Scott Weiland, you were wrong. Despite his passing a month ago from a drug overdose, there’s seems to be no end in sight as to his affairs and the latest involves the wealth he acquired throughout his career. A few years before Stone Temple […]

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