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[1 Jul 2010 | 7 Comments | 10,679 views]
Jimmy Page Sued For Dazed And Confused

Pagey again. Jimmy Page is being sued over writing credit (and, obviously, royalties) for the song Dazed And Confused.
Jake Holmes alleges that Pagey and Led Zeppelin infringed copyright by using his song, Dazed And Confused, as the basis for – well – Dazed And Confused which appeared on Zeppelin’s first album.
Holmes is an American folk singer and, back in 1967, he recorded his Dazed and Confused on his album, The Above Ground Sound of Jake Holmes. Cool name.
Here, have a listen.

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[27 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Gibson Comments On Alleged Price-Fixing Lawsuits | 2,802 views]
Gibson Comments On Alleged Price-Fixing Lawsuits

That’s a Gibson logo over there but Gibson aren’t the only ones caught up in a series of legal actions that accuse Gibson themselves, Fender, Yamaha, Guitar Centre and the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) of meeting to agree price fixing arrangements. The plaintiffs in these cases claim the alleged cartel is in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
The industry association denies the charges but their attorney has declined to comment pending litigation.
Gibson, however, have commented.  This was published earlier today, 27th January.
Official Statement from Gibson Guitar Corp
01.27.2010
Gibson …

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[7 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Guns N’ Roses Respond To Lawsuit | 1,483 views]
Guns N’ Roses Respond To Lawsuit

Further to yesterday’s news that Guns N’ Roses were being sued by two record companies for allegedly using samples of songs by, German electronic musician Ulrich Schnauss, G N’ R manager, Irving Azoff has released the following statement:
“The band believed when the record came out and still believes that there are no unauthorized samples on the track. The snippets of ‘ambient noise’ in question were provided by a member of the album’s production team who has assured us that these few seconds of sound were obtained legitimately. Artists these days …

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[6 Oct 2009 | One Comment | 1,790 views]
Guns N’ Roses Sued For Copyright Infrigement

Independiente, a UK-based record label and Domino Records in the US, are seeking damages against Guns N’ Roses for copyright infringement.  They allege that G N’ R copied parts of two songs by Ulrich Schnauss, a German electronic musician.  The labels feel that Schnauss’ songs, Wherever You Are and A Strangely Isolated Place, were used, without permission, on Guns N’ Roses last album, Chinese Democracy – specifically on the track Riad N’ The Bedouins.
The lawsuit is looking for a cool one-million clams in damages.

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