Lawsuit

Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven" Copyright Lawsuit May Get Tossed Out

In 2016, Led Zeppelin were on trail for their song "Stairway To Heaven" in a copyright case filed by the estate for late Spirit member Randy Wolfe, claiming that parts of the song were lifted from their song "Taurus." The case, which included testimonies by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert...
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Soundgarden Refuses To Drop Vault Fire Lawsuit Against UMG

In 2008 a fire broke out on the Universal Studios lot which resulted in the destruction of hundreds of master recordings from several artists including Aerosmith, Nirvana, Guns N' Roses, The Who, Hole and Soundgarden. In June 2019, Soundgarden joined Hole in a lawsuit against UMG for damages...
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Fyre Fest Trustee Sues Blink-182 For Return of $500,000 Performance Fee

The infamous Fyre Festival may go down in history as the epitome of "false advertising." Now according to a report by Variety , a trustee for Fyre Fest is seeking refunds from celebrities associated with the botched event. According to the lawsuit, the trustee is suing Blink-182 for the return of a...
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Courtney Love's Ex-Son In Law To Receive Mental Health Examination in Cobain Guitar Lawsuit

Isaiah Silva, the ex-husband to Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, will receive a mental health evaluation as part of a lawsuit over ownership of Cobain's MTV Unplugged guitar. In 2018, Silva filed a lawsuit against Love and producer Sam Lutfi under the impression that...
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Universal Admits To Losing 22 Master Recordings In 2008 Fire

In June 2019, it was reported by The New York Times that over 60 rock and metal master recordings (including those by Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, Nirvana, and The Who) were lost in 2008 fire at Universal Studios in Hollywood, CA. As they prepare the legal backlash from artists and representatives...
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Vince Neil Ordered To Pay $170,000 To Lawyers In Assault Case

Motley Crue vocalist Vince Neil has reportedly been ordered to pay $170,000 in fees to the lawyers that represented him in a 2016 assault case with a female fan. Neil claimed that his lawyers greatly inflated their fees because of his celebrity status, but a judge ruled that he must pay up. The...
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The Rolling Stones Return "Bitter Sweet Symphony" Credits to The Verve

"Bitter Sweet Symphony" by UK rock band, The Verve, is one of the biggest hit songs of the late '90s. The song even landed them a Grammy nomination for "Best Rock Song." But until today, the band, nor the song's writer, frontman Richard Ashcroft, have never earned a single dollar from the song. The...
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Courtney Love & Nirvana Members Called In As Witnesses In Lawsuit Against Marc Jacobs

In December 2018, Nirvana filed a lawsuit against fashion designer Marc Jacobs for redesigning the band's iconic smiley face logo for his "Bootleg Grunge Redux" clothing line without their permission. After denying ripping off the logo, Jacobs responded by claiming that the band had never...
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Guns N' Roses Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Brewery Beer Name

Rock music and beer are a better pairing than peanut butter and jelly. Some bands have even jumped into the craft beer game and released their own brands of beer like Motörhead's "Live To Win", Iron Maiden's "Trooper Ale", AC/DC's "Australian Hardrock", and Pearl Jam's "Faithful Ale." But according...
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Ace Frehley Slams Gene Simmons In Brutal Facebook Post, Claiming He Groped His Wife

Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley doesn't pull any punches in a scathing Facebook post against Gene Simmons and Paul Staney, accusing them of being uptight control freaks, saboteurs, and a few other much nastier things. Frehley slammed Simmons for comments regarding his sobriety, how he and Paul...
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