According to The Salt Lake City Tribune, former The Used guitarist Quinn Allman has filed a lawsuit against the band. He is looking to receive payment from past tours, as well as proceeds from album and merchandise sales, and damages for late/irregular royalty checks. Allman also says the band sent him a termination agreement to remove him from their corporate entities, The Used, LLC and Burning Touring Inc., which he didn’t sign due to it not allowing for severance or control over royalty payments. He now wants to dissolve The Used, LLC and get compensated for damages. You can read more about all that via The Salt Lake City Tribune.
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The legal representatives of Tobias Forge (aka Papa Emertius) and former Ghost members, Simon Söderberg, Mauro Rubino, Henrik Palm, and Martin Hjertstedt, met in Linkoping, Sweden court yesterday (November 13) to discuss a possible settlement for their legal dispute, but an agreement was not reached. Corren.se reports that Söderberg and Rubino attended the meeting with their representative Michael Berg. Forge did not attend, but his representative Ann-Charlotte Söderlund Björk was on hand. It is assumed that more meetings will take place early next year. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, the former members filed a lawsuit against Forge due to them not receiving proper payment for their musical contributions and tours, and the fact that they were not allowed to see any of the financial records from 2011-2016. They also claimed the band was a partnership despite the fact that Forge has denied those claims repeatedly.
According to NT.se, the legal representatives of Tobias Forge (aka Papa Emertius) and former Ghost members, Simon Söderberg, Mauro Rubino, Henrik Palm, and Martin Hjertstedt, will meet in Linkoping, Sweden court today (November 13) to discuss a possible settlement for their legal dispute. It is unknown if the actual members will make an appearance. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, the former members filed a lawsuit against Forge due to them not receiving proper payment for their musical contributions and tours, and the fact that they were not allowed to see any of the financial records from 2011-2016. They also claimed the band was a partnership despite the fact that Forge has denied those claims repeatedly.
Every Time I Die’s Jordan Buckley is reportedly being sued by a woman named Tonya Ross, who ended up with a concussion and neck fracture after he allegedly hit her in the head while jumping in the crowd. The incident occured at the band’s August 13 show at Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, MI, with Taking Back Sunday. It is worth noting that Buckley was unaware of the lawsuit until he saw reports online.
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According to TMZ, Ozzfest organizers are suing the OZY Fest, which took place in Central Park in New York City, NY back in July. The lawsuit says organizers originally sent the OZY Fest a cease and desist letter, due to the event’s name and logo being too similar to Ozzfest, leading to some confusion. They apparently ignored the letter claiming OZY Fest was a “media-focused event”, rather than a concert. Now, Ozzfest is trying to stop the name from being used again, and is also seeking profits from that July festival.
It looks like Five Finger Death Punch and Prospect Park have officially settled their legal dispute. The band was originally sued by the label due to claims that they were “shamelessly attempting to cash in before the anticipated downfall of their addicted bandmate [Ivan Moody]” and trying to push out low quality music. The band then fired back by hitting the label with a $1 million lawsuit of their own claiming the label was essentially trying use them because they are in debt and know that Five Finger Death Punch are profitable. All of this has apparently been settled, making it so a new greatest hits collection, which features two new songs, and the band’s long awaited new album will finally see the light of day. Once those efforts are released, Prospect Park will be out of the picture allowing Five Finger Death Punch to move on to their new label Rise Records. Five Finger Death Punch told Variety the following:
“The band Five Finger Death Punch and its label, Prospect Park, have resolved their dispute and differences. The band and the label are excited to announce the release of a greatest hits album with two new songs in December 2017 and the release of a new record next year. The band is very proud of the new record and looks forward to releasing it and playing for its fans.”
According to My News LA, Scott Weiland’s (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver) former wife Mary Weiland has filed lawsuits against Merchbar Inc., RageOn! Inc., OldGlory.com, Red Fox Ink and Officially Licensed Gear in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of their teenage children Noah and Lucy. The lawsuits come as a result of the companies using the late singer’s name without consent. Head to My News LA to read more.