Breaking Benjamin Returns?
2013-04-20 by Christopher Geriak | 85 Comments

At around five-o-clock in the afternoon on April 19, 2013, mainstream rock band Breaking
Benjamin finally announced on their Facebook page and on their website that the lawsuit
between band founder Benjamin Burnely and former members Mark Klepaski and Aaron Fink
finally came to a close with Burnley winning the rights to the bands name, ending a nearly
three year hiatus.

Originally, the indefinite hiatus was caused by Burnley's illness due to his years of heavy
drinking. About a year later, a greatest hits album and a remix of their single "Blow Me
Away" was released, which became the catalysts for the firing of Fink (lead guitarist) and
Klepaski (bass) via email and Burnley sued the two for $250,000 and the rights to the bands
name, causing the hiatus to drag on further.

With the lawsuit finally settled, Burnley continues to move on with his work with the band.
Currently, no word has been put out as to who will replace Fink and Klepaski, or if they
will be replaced at all.

Burnley released a statement to his fans saying: "I am pleased to finally put this matter
behind me and focus on the future for Breaking Benjamin. I wish to express my never ending
love and gratitude to the best fans in the world for their undying love and support. Words
cannot express my love to you all! Thank you!!"

Source 1: https://www.facebook.com/BreakingBenjamin/posts/10151533089983168
Source 2: http://www.shallowbay.com/archive/breaking-benjamin-news/

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sinisterplague
April 21st 2013

151 Comments


*cricket*

LilLioness
April 21st 2013

2496 Comments


I hadn't noticed this until now. Hopefully their next album is good.

Muisc4Life26
April 21st 2013

2490 Comments


sweet!!

BassDemon333
April 21st 2013

3351 Comments


Hope the new album is good, band is actually solid for the most part.

theshelfmaster
April 21st 2013

221 Comments


Breaking Bad returns August 11 at 9pm EST

Ire
April 21st 2013

41749 Comments


season 5b is gonna be so wag

demigod!
April 21st 2013

43891 Comments


hell yeah

about breaking bad lol fuk these queerz

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CrimsonLies
April 21st 2013

2012 Comments


My brother will be over the moon happy about this

Kman418
April 21st 2013

9850 Comments


i know so many people that are going to lose their shit over this

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demigod!
April 21st 2013

43891 Comments


really, ppl still care about these guys?

Kman418
April 21st 2013

9850 Comments


i'm in high school what do you honestly expect man

henryChinaski
April 21st 2013

2685 Comments


I doubt this will be any good.

theshelfmaster
April 21st 2013

221 Comments


Breaking Bad though

GiantSpeck
April 21st 2013

200 Comments


I actually have no idea what to think of this, especially after their last album.

sixdegrees
April 21st 2013

16838 Comments


one of the better mainstream radio rock bands I guess

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Dunpeal
April 21st 2013

3595 Comments


radio is for faygs

Storm In A Teacup
April 21st 2013

12687 Comments


When you are the main catalyst for forming a band, that band is your shit. People shouldn't have to deal with this kind of bullshit.

MuhNamesTyler
April 21st 2013

3700 Comments


and all at once my life makes sense again

Storm In A Teacup
April 21st 2013

12687 Comments


Let's celebrate throw a party and it can get out of control and you get a few girls pregnant

Keyblade
April 21st 2013

14270 Comments


that benjamin dude sounds like a massive douche

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Storm In A Teacup
April 21st 2013

12687 Comments


Why?

Keyblade
April 21st 2013

14270 Comments


kicking out his bandmates and then suing them for $250,000 just so he can keep the name breaking benjamin

MuhNamesTyler
April 21st 2013

3700 Comments


It's amusing that the lead singer named the band after himself (I can only guess) and he's suing the two dudes for rights to the band's name

Storm In A Teacup
April 21st 2013

12687 Comments


I'd have to research before I judge but I honestly don't give a shit about some old modern hard rock band I only enjoyed Sophomore year in 2004.

Wow, now I care even less after typing that out.

Captain North
April 21st 2013

6779 Comments


Burnely seems like a massive dick from this.

Ire
April 21st 2013

41749 Comments


this thread is about breaking bad now stfu

MuhNamesTyler
April 21st 2013

3700 Comments


Yeah sounds like a power trip for real. I liked these guys too, new stuff will probably suck

Motiv3
April 21st 2013

8920 Comments


fuck yeah breaking bad.

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DegausserGuernica24
April 21st 2013

1134 Comments


Phobia tho

DegausserGuernica24
April 21st 2013

1134 Comments


"i'm in high school what do you honestly expect man"

That's no excuse for liking mainstream rock, bro. I'm also in high school and I know a plethora of students who listen to music that isn't radio-friendly.

LilLioness
April 21st 2013

2496 Comments


I can respect all you thinking he is a dick (despite knowing that even though his name is in the title, it wasn't solely his idea or brand), but I am looking forward to the Benjamin and Bad.

Drummerboy123
April 21st 2013

2312 Comments


Shall listen cause they were one of the first bands I started listening to back in the day.

Need to keep dat nostalgia train runnin.

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Dreakon
April 21st 2013

349 Comments


That's no excuse for liking mainstream rock, bro. I'm also in high school and I know a plethora of students who listen to music that isn't radio-friendly.

People need an excuse to enjoy music?

LilLioness
April 21st 2013

2496 Comments


They do when people get on a holier than thou "I used to listen to Linkin PArk. Now I listen to Colin
Stetson, Autechre and Swans." bender.

demigod!
April 21st 2013

43891 Comments


Breathe was my first true feels jam, i'm pretty sure. ah, to be a freshman again

TrstN01
April 21st 2013

800 Comments


I love this band, so I'm quite happy. They were my first real concert experience.

Mike08
April 21st 2013

601 Comments


Breaking Bad returns August 11 at 9pm EST
- The more important news of the two.

As far as mainstream rock goes, BB is more enjoyable than most.
And the radio has occasionally plays good material.... sometimes...

Inferis
April 21st 2013

409 Comments


It really is 2005 again.

Shimana
April 21st 2013

540 Comments


terrible band from a terrible genre

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UnnamedOcean
April 21st 2013

3950 Comments


Benjamin Burnley is a twat. Who sues people they have worked with for years over a fucking remix?

UnnamedOcean
April 21st 2013

3950 Comments


I was really hoping this band was gone forever. I guess Ben will have to find new guys to sue now.

ashcrash9
April 21st 2013

383 Comments


Ben's had legal action with every original member of his band that recorded studio album work.

Dick.

I still get some nostalgia from these guys but their time is limited. I can't really see them staging a decent comeback after this with Ben still in charge.

bloc
April 21st 2013

34679 Comments


Unbreakable Benjamin

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Cygnatti
April 21st 2013

21349 Comments


"They do when people get on a holier than thou "I used to listen to Linkin PArk. Now I listen to Colin Stetson, Autechre and Swans." bender."

I like all of these, except lp. Except I also love taylor swift. fite me! >:/

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Cygnatti
April 21st 2013

21349 Comments


"That's no excuse for liking mainstream rock, bro. I'm also in high school and I know a plethora of
students who listen to music that isn't radio-friendly."

Or you know, they could be one of the millions of millions of people who don't care about musical
taste, they just like what they like.

MuhNamesTyler
April 21st 2013

3700 Comments


Broken Benjamin

SHAKEandBAKE
April 21st 2013

1309 Comments


Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace were my gateway into better music. Phobia is an awesome album.

suppatime
April 21st 2013

432 Comments


http://citizensvoice.com/news/breaking-benjamin-broken-over-song-dispute-1.1182879#axzz1TsH9Q4Vg

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
April 21st 2013

49801 Comments


Breaking Bad returns August 11th

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UnnamedOcean
April 21st 2013

3950 Comments


Aaron Paul said it would be July. I was disappoint.

Alondite
April 21st 2013

157 Comments


This is news? I'll concede that Breaking Benjamin can be a gateway into better music, but they aren't worth much on their own.

SabertoothMonocle
April 21st 2013

493 Comments


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

In other news, steampunk group Breaking Benjamin Franklin hang up their hats for good.

chesse13
April 21st 2013

2326 Comments


there may be a spin off with breaking bad. it's going to be about saul

CaptainHadouken
April 21st 2013

1960 Comments


Oh, i thought this was about Breaking Bad, thats a real return.

UnnamedOcean
April 21st 2013

3950 Comments


Not sure how I feel about a Saul spinoff... Could be entertaining, could suck dick.

chesse13
April 21st 2013

2326 Comments


the actor who plays saul and vince are talking about it. i think it could be quite good. but i am afraid that it will suck

chesse13
April 21st 2013

2326 Comments


but seriously a show centered around jesse would be great

StallionMang
April 21st 2013

5240 Comments


A couple of years ago, I might've crapped my pants with excitement.

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RogueNine
April 21st 2013

1151 Comments


So as soon as he discovers he won the lawsuit (over the dumbest thing possible), he writes a self-centered post to thank his fans.

Wow.

J0ckstrapsFTW
April 21st 2013

3652 Comments


Huh well hopefully the new album is cool

Kman418
April 21st 2013

9850 Comments


um degausser i was replying to demi i wasn't speaking for myself

Kman418
April 21st 2013

9850 Comments


besides you don't need an excuse to listen to any music

Makemebad35
April 21st 2013

737 Comments


fans rejoice

cinaedus
April 21st 2013

26298 Comments


mediocre radio rock band returns

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TRMshadow
April 21st 2013

4982 Comments


Hated them in high-school, hate them now.

gordodustin
April 22nd 2013

112 Comments


Actually looking forward to this a lot. Of the mainstream rock bands out there, BB is one of the better ones. Hope to hear a new album soon.

Toondude10
April 22nd 2013

3400 Comments


BB's drummer just left, he playing for Black Label Society now

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UnnamedOcean
April 22nd 2013

3950 Comments


Can't believe how ignorant his fans are. None of them think he is a twat for suing his bandmates. I suppose a decade of working with people isn't enough to be friends.

joshieboy12345
April 23rd 2013

5370 Comments


Didn't know all that shit was goin down. Keen for some new stuff though.

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Toondude10
April 23rd 2013

3400 Comments


@Ocean

I thought what he did was a dick move, yet Breaking Benjamin is my favorite band

DrHouseSchuldiner
April 23rd 2013

5643 Comments


Breaking

demigod!
April 23rd 2013

43891 Comments


Breaking Boners

paulxc
April 23rd 2013

21 Comments


Gets me all nostalgic and stuff....

boogs
April 23rd 2013

222 Comments


without Fink this band is nothing

DeadStarShine
April 24th 2013

774 Comments


well the remix fucking sucked. fink was a good guitarist though

DeadStarShine
April 24th 2013

774 Comments


Chad left as well, that leaves a broken ben

Azn.
April 24th 2013

5569 Comments


used to like em, then got bored

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BigPleb
April 24th 2013

34125 Comments


Fuck this.

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demigod!
April 24th 2013

43891 Comments


2013 was going so well...

BigPleb
April 24th 2013

34125 Comments


And yeah dem, don't ignore my shout box posts.

fleademons2013
May 7th 2013

1 Comments


Ben didn't want to even release a greatest hits album this early in his career.Especially with that horrible remix on it..yes fire Mark and Aaron...ok....but suing them for $250,000 thats fucking ridiculous...they were in breaking benjamin not the fuckin beatles..I definitely thought Ben and the guys were alot closer and Ben a less of a dick than that.However, he is the primary song writer so he will still write some awesome music I'm sure of it...but he may start suing his fans next...lol

Aftertheascension
July 26th 2014

187 Comments


People think it's cool to insult a band just because it's mainstream rock

fuck you

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titanslayer
July 26th 2014

1482 Comments


damn this takes me back

sixdegrees
July 26th 2014

16838 Comments


lol great bump

SnakeDelilah
July 26th 2014

5414 Comments


this article is now updated with a question mark

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