Thursday, 4 August 2011

Breaking Benjamin Law Suit

Some news which I just found out about and not to long ago is the problem that is facing the band Breaking Benjamin and has also been on American TV. People were fearing that the band was breaking up as they were not touring and cancelling shows, but it was due to Benjamin's (yes the band's name is based on the singer breaking a microphone) sickness. But was later told that he has been sick so that the fans be aware that there isn't a problem. But as their new greatest hits collection called Shallow Bay is to be soon released on Aug 16.

In May Bejamin fired the guitarist and bassist of the band over disputes over the new recording and release of blow me away (an old song of their which was featured in Halo and became quite popular) and in 2nd of August an article was released stating the issues from Benjamin.

Benjamin detailed his side of the dispute in a June court filing, saying Fink and Klepaski made unilateral and unauthorized decisions on behalf of the band, including giving permission in May for the new recording and remix of "Blow Me Away" without his consent Benjamin seeks at least $250,000 and the exclusive right to the Breaking Benjamin name. Billboard reports that Benjamin plans on continuing on without them under the "Breaking Benjamin" name.

I for one hope the band stays together as I have been listening to them for a good 5-6 years, and make some really nice music featuring a lot of clean vocals, but still including a few screams here and there.

8 comments:

Diego Sousa said...

i hate when great bands fall apart... hope they don't become a lot of shitty other bands like what happened to guns'n'roses

Adam said...

all the good bands break up in the end, ive listened to this band before, they are good and would be a shame for them to split

PvtCarlin said...

I wouldn't consider them great but they weren't bad.

Jack said...

this band rocks, hopefully they stay together.

That Bastard From Bellingham said...

Wah-oh, internal drama! This is why I've set my band up the way it is - we're a friggin' militaristic team, a literal unit, and that's hopefully the way it'll stay. We each have an equal say in what we do and the direction we go, and if compromise is necessary then so be it...so long as it doesn't screw with the, literally, spirit of the music we do.

I'm just sayin'...

Railard J. said...

Breaking Benjamin is fucking great, I like all the cds ,this band always surprise me

Mark said...

I had heard people thought they were breaking up but nothing on the why. I hope they can stick together too, they are a great band with some great songs.

DEZMOND said...

Ooooh, I love that picture of BREAKING BENJAMIN!

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