News•January 14, 2016 8:59 AM ET•5,781 views
Avenged Sevenfold being sued by record label
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.