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Avenged Sevenfold being sued by record label

Thursday, January 14, 2016 5:59 AM PT


According to a report at Billboard.com, Avenged Sevenfold are trying to extract themselves from their recording contract with Warner Bros. Records, citing California's "seven-year rule." As such, the label has now filed a lawsuit against the band for breach-of-contract. Warner Bros. seeks compensatory damages.

"Avenged Sevenfold recently exercised the rights given them by [the 'seven-year rule'] law and ended its recording agreement with Warner Bros. Records," said band attorney Howard E. King in a statement.

Avenged Sevenfold signed the original contract in 2004, and in the interim King says Warner Bros. "underwent multiple regime changes that led to dramatic turnover at every level of the company, to the point where no one on the current A&R staff has even a nodding relationship with the band."

Meanwhile, Warner Bros. says that Avenged Sevenfold's use of the "seven-year rule" is unlawful. The record label is demanding a trial and seeks "restitution and disgorgement of all gains and benefits" Avenged Sevenfold has received thus far.

You can get further details here.


16 comments


anonymous
1/14/2016 7:50:00 AM
This news is 7 years too late of being relevent. Band sucked then and still suck. The band should do like the drummer did and drop dead

1/14/2016 8:04:06 AM
"disgorgement of gains" interesting choice of words there lol

anonymous
1/14/2016 8:17:36 AM
I too am interested in some disgorgement of gains...

anonymous
1/14/2016 11:01:07 AM
Who?

anonymous
1/15/2016 5:26:31 AM
i've been out of the gym for over a month and all my gains are disgorged i can tell you that

anonymous
1/15/2016 5:47:43 AM
Sooooo- maybe include a short blurp of what the 7 yr rule is? I suppose that would take to much of your time.

anonymous
1/15/2016 7:18:43 AM
they should get a hold of Jimmy Wing down at Palatine Records. He offers long term contracts that will get your music out to millions of listeners plus....a whole lot more.

anonymous
1/15/2016 7:49:16 AM
about time someone stepped up and tried to lock these guys up

anonymous
1/15/2016 8:17:34 AM
i thought I was about read that someone finally sued them for Hail to the King

anonymous
1/16/2016 5:56:30 AM
Joo goin' joo

anonymous
1/16/2016 6:00:02 AM
they should get a hold of Jimmy Wing down at Palatine Records. He offers long term contracts that will get your music out to millions of listeners plus....a whole lot more.

^ fck a Airheads reference.

I thought they were getting sued for ripping off Metallica/acdc for Hail To The King

1/16/2016 6:25:19 AM
remember those 'fck hardcore' shirts

anonymous
1/16/2016 12:31:27 PM
sounds super gay

anonymous
1/16/2016 12:32:34 PM
Sooooo- maybe include a short blurp of what the 7 yr rule is? I suppose that would take to much of your time.


sooooooooooooooooooo isnt that what google is for you knuckle dragging moron? i bet you mom still wipes your ass too.

1/17/2016 4:39:47 AM
I finally thought it was within our rights to sue someone for wearing glasses indoor. Bummer. I'm no longer hard.

1/17/2016 6:51:17 AM
^ Sunglasses.*

Goddamn it. That was almost a totally uninspired joke.