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Alice In Chains Sued By Layne Staley’s Mother

The mother of late Alice In Chains singer Layne Staley has filed a lawsuit against his former bandmates alleging she is owed royalties from the band’s music — past, present and future.

05/14/2013

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Fan Sues Axl Rose For Hitting Him With Mic

An Australian Guns N’ Roses fan was welcomed to the jungle and now he has an appetite for litigation. Darren Wright, 39, was allegedly hit in the mouth by Axl Rose’s cordless microphone while attending […]

03/14/2013

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Couple Argues Over Slash vs. Eddie Van Halen, Ends Up In Jail

Debates over top guitarists usually get pretty heated, but rarely does someone end up behind bars for their viewpoint. According to The Sun News, in early February, police in Cleveland suburb Brook Park were dispatched […]

02/21/2013

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The Black Keys Sue Casino Over “Howlin’ For You” Rip-Off Commercials

With bands continually looking for ways to augment income in face of decreasing across-the-board record sales, brazen advertisers have allowed the Black Keys to turn commercial lawsuits into a lucrative revenue stream. After already successfully […]

01/23/2013

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Gary Glitter Arrested In Underage Sex Scandal Involving ‘Top of the Pops’ Host

Glam rocker Gary Glitter was arrested Sunday (October 28) on further allegations involving pedophilia, of which Glitter has previously been found guilty.

10/29/2012

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Stevie Wonder Extortion Case Ends In Jail Time For His “Nephew”

A man posing as Stevie Wonder’s nephew and his accomplice have been charged with attempted extortion of the R&B superstar this week, the Los Angeles Times reports.

09/28/2012

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James Taylor vs. Warner Bros. Records Over Digital Royalties

James Taylor is the latest artist to sue his former label over digital royalties (among other things), on a contract that was in place long before the MP3 was even conceived.

09/17/2012

Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band (photo by John W. Ferguson/Getty Images).

Peter Wolf Talks ‘Deceptive’ J. Geils vs. J. Geils Band Lawsuit

“Deceptive,” “disturbing” and “fraudulent” are just some of the ways Peter Wolf describes Geils’ legal action against the band.

09/05/2012

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Madonna in Russia: Speaks Out For Punk Band, Gets Sued

Madonna has never been one to bite her tongue, so after the Russian punk band Pussy Riot was convicted of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” on Friday (August 17), she spoke out.

08/20/2012

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Pussy Riot Found Guilty Of ‘Hooliganism’, Sentenced To Two Years

The five-month case came to a head this morning, when a final verdict was made: guilty of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred,” with all three women sentenced to two years in prison starting from their date of arrest in March.

08/17/2012

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