Possible Emmure Lawsuit

2014-02-19 by River Tam | 75 Comments
One of the founding members of Emmure, Ben Lionetti (guitarist, left in 2009), is threatening the band, their management, and their label Victory Records with a lawsuit. He is disturbed by the fact that they have titled a song on their upcoming album 'Bring A Gun To School'. He says that it is dangerous, and that the band is doing it simply for the controversy and without giving thought to how it could potentially cause violence or
other problems with children who hear the song and don't know any better.

In his statement, he claims that the band's early material was written entirely by him, and points to the sudden shift in their sound after his departure as proof. He alleges that he was forced to credit the band as a whole as the writers for his music, and says that frontman/vocalist Frankie Palmeri is a "disgusting human being" who drags the band down. He also says that the band is still owed $10,000 from Victory, and he is prepared to strike the previously mention parties "with lawsuits from now until the end of time."


To read the original statement, follow the link below:

lambgoat.com/news/21987/Emmure-co-founder-slams-Frankie-Palmeri;-lawsuit

Tagged: Emmure

Comments:Add a Comment 
snerefedsav
February 20th 2014
866 Comments


omfg this and all the butthurt responses from people online. call me a terrible person but i still giggle uncontrollably when i think about the fact that the first song of the album is called "bring a gun to school"

Spec
February 20th 2014
27753 Comments


Read about this yeah. I have no strong opinion on the matter.

Digging: Jeff Rosenstock - We Cool?

someguest
February 20th 2014
22195 Comments


Get the fuck over it, pussy Ben.

Digging: The Prodigy - The Day Is My Enemy

tempest--
February 20th 2014
15443 Comments


UNTIL THE END OF TIME

tempest--
February 20th 2014
15443 Comments


holy shit this guys serious

titanslayer
February 20th 2014
2213 Comments


What exactly is he going to sue them until the end of time for? $10,000??? lol

LordePots
February 20th 2014
13386 Comments


honestly, right on. at least someone in this shit ass band has some kind of conscious. hope he purges them with fire.

Digging: Lilacs and Champagne - Midnight Features Vol. 2: Made Flesh

titanslayer
February 20th 2014
2213 Comments


#lawyerup easily the dumbest thing I've read all day

Devastator
February 20th 2014
2514 Comments


Can he sue them for making awful music because then he can sue them until the end of time.

Rowan5215
February 20th 2014
29275 Comments


fucking BOOM bitches, Devastator is devastatin'

Faraudo
February 20th 2014
856 Comments


It looks like stupidity goes way back with this band, haha.

Digging: Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

elbaliem
February 20th 2014
961 Comments


no more bros.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
February 20th 2014
3569 Comments


wow, these guys still think this kind of stuff it's dangerous lol.

Digging: Ufomammut - Ecate

Owantjaaaa
February 20th 2014
3458 Comments


He'll win if he sends foxnews a letter

Digging: Penpals - Americaman

Tijnmans
February 20th 2014
362 Comments


Lol this music was written!

fish.
February 20th 2014
22249 Comments


"sudden shift in sound"

Digging: Say Lou Lou - Lucid Dreaming

osmark86
February 20th 2014
4592 Comments


maybe not dangerous per se, but it's pretty tasteless nonetheless

henryChinaski
February 20th 2014
2974 Comments


"He'll win if he sends foxnews a letter"

Haha :]

"maybe not dangerous per se, but it's pretty tasteless nonetheless"

^this


corycantrell
February 20th 2014
45 Comments


lol he isnt gonna get a dime out of victory the money is to far up tony's ass. i liked TCGTNW ep and goodbye to the gallows but after that na.

OwMySnauze
February 20th 2014
1230 Comments


Awful band. Great entertainment

Digging: CHON - Grow

ReAnimator
February 20th 2014
333 Comments


"sudden shift in sound"? When? Emmure is remarkably consistent when it comes to being shit.

Digging: Barrier - Eventide

Ignacious
February 20th 2014
46 Comments


just when i thought i couldnt care less about anything, this pops up on the front page

EvoHavok
February 20th 2014
1705 Comments


Dumb song name, but a lawsuit lol...

Digging: Moonspell - Extinct

snerefedsav
February 20th 2014
866 Comments


ben's just being a diagonal ass nigga

Piquerist
February 20th 2014
20 Comments


As much as I don't like Emmure, that's a pretty cunty move. Anyone half worth their minerals can interpret that song title to being anti-shooting up kids in school.

MuhNamesTyler
February 20th 2014
4908 Comments


Damn I just crapped out the biggest turd

Digging: He Is Legend - I Am Hollywood

Progger6009
February 20th 2014
1130 Comments


Wow his blood, sweat, and tears all for a shitty band. Not some thing to brag about.

Slut
February 20th 2014
3306 Comments


Yeah the bands sound was so much different with him. Agreed you go girl!

Betray
February 20th 2014
5964 Comments


I recognize the fact that Emmure isn't the most talented band or the greatest group of guys out there; but I like them.

But this this is kind of a dick move on Lionetti's part. Suing for money after a band you got kicked out of sees moderate forms of success?


"my thoughts and my hard work and writing "

0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0?

Spluger
February 20th 2014
1189 Comments


So they went from some semi melodic chugging to just chugging? Not much of a shift in sound

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
February 20th 2014
6783 Comments


If a kid is listening to Emmure in the first place, he has more problems than one.

Digging: Death Grips - The Powers That B - Part II: Jenny Death

Fieryfenderz
February 20th 2014
1518 Comments


Ask yo girl what my dick tastes like

Digging: The Delicious Bread Collection - We Have No Fucking Clue What We're Doing

dixoncocks
February 20th 2014
2827 Comments


The amount of drama that surrounds this band is fucking obnoxious. This guy has a good point but this will most likely only increase the bands popularity.


BonRurgundy
February 20th 2014
352 Comments


Is there any band Victory haven't fucked over?

BonRurgundy
February 20th 2014
352 Comments


Also, i'm presuming this guy had input into song titles like 'R2DeepThroat' and 'Rusted Over Wet Dreams' so I don't know why he's crying about this one.

Tunaboy45
February 20th 2014
5880 Comments


Victory, there's something you don't understand. Fucking over your artists isn't a good idea/

Digging: Bjork - Vulnicura

TheGreatQ
February 20th 2014
1623 Comments


He left before Felony, so not "R2DeepThroat"

VermTheImpaler
February 20th 2014
1360 Comments


Band should just dissapear quietly

MartinBright
February 20th 2014
39 Comments


just get over it... frankie is god!

Digging: Plastic Tree - Ink

moshpotatoes
February 20th 2014
652 Comments


He has a good case but I don't think it has to do with the song title... I think he's just trying to get the money he was promised to get. Emmure supposedly lost the money.

ScarlettPimpernail
February 20th 2014
257 Comments


Better watch palmeri's twitter

demon of surveillance
February 20th 2014
879 Comments


"now until the end of time."

Must be a time vampire.

Italianjesusfootball
February 20th 2014
285 Comments


Okay, I don't really give a shit. But whatever. Maybe this will cause them to break up.

Digging: Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

Green Baron
February 20th 2014
21407 Comments


band can go end

Digging: Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase.

Damus
February 20th 2014
492 Comments


hope these pieces of shit are forced to break up.

dawija1017
February 20th 2014
606 Comments


This band always sucked a lot of hard Roxo the clown penis. I say to hell with em

toolguitarkid
February 20th 2014
265 Comments


irrelevant band is funny

KSK1
February 20th 2014
4097 Comments


"Anyone half worth their minerals can interpret that song title to being anti-shooting up kids in school."

You're giving Emmure fans way too much credit

Skoj
February 20th 2014
1415 Comments


"sudden shift in sound"

yeah, okay bro, you and your cheerios guitar tabs. This entire band is a pile of shit.



Digging: Pianos Become the Teeth - Keep You

zaruyache
February 20th 2014
8076 Comments


Yeah but what about being anti-shooting up faculty???

Green Baron
February 20th 2014
21407 Comments


Ben's a slave to his own non-knowledge

Green Baron
February 20th 2014
21407 Comments


I just realized I hit 6k comments sometime ago wow

AdolfChrist
February 20th 2014
1871 Comments


"In his statement, he claims that the band's early material was written entirely by him"

probably not a good thing to admit to.

AdolfChrist
February 20th 2014
1871 Comments


"honestly, right on. at least someone in this shit ass band has some kind of conscious."

implying hes doing this because he actually cares and not for the money.

Green Baron
February 20th 2014
21407 Comments


It's Emmure come on no one actually cares

tempest--
February 21st 2014
15443 Comments


i care fuck you i love this band

marchii
February 21st 2014
18 Comments


#lawyerup x2

BlacKapes
February 21st 2014
1035 Comments


"if it weren't for me and my family these kids would be working in walmart."

yep

doesnt matter this band gets attention from fcking anything

Nocturnal
February 21st 2014
1329 Comments


"Ask me how much I payed my LAWYER"

witchxrapist
February 21st 2014
11061 Comments


I don't understand his argument, nobody cares about Emmure's EPs (they're really bad), and The Respect Issue came out what? 6-7 years ago? So like, yeah, you helped get them where they are, but since then they've put out three? four? studio albums that kids absolutely fucking love, that they did far larger tours to support, and made way more waves exploiting Frankie's mental illness to be offensive.

and the fact that somebody could see a close friend succumb to mental illness, and then refer to them as a "disgusting person" nearly a decade later because you're jealous of their money is absolutely disgusting.

BlacKapes
February 21st 2014
1035 Comments


no it makes sense because he is a disgusting person and they would be working at wal-mart indeed

apokolypz
February 21st 2014
348 Comments


ben's just being a diagonal ass nigga [2]


Slut
February 21st 2014
3306 Comments


frankie has a mental illness, like for real? lol

Green Baron
February 21st 2014
21407 Comments


Slaves, they're all enslaved to the game

AaronBatt
February 21st 2014
113 Comments


"if it weren't for me and my family these kids would be working in walmart"

I work at Walmart and I'm pretty sure that even Walmart wouldn't hire Frankie.

SlMBOLlC
February 22nd 2014
5322 Comments


just change it to "bring junz to school"

X D

AaronBatt
February 23rd 2014
113 Comments


Why do I have this weird feeling that we're going to find out in a couple of years that Frankie Palmieri is actually a serial killer?

ShadowRemains
February 23rd 2014
22033 Comments


wouldn't mind both the band and label to get their shitters handed to them but obviously won't happen

tackleboxgb
February 23rd 2014
2 Comments


This band is so talentless. I don't care what happens, but they should break up regardless.

Progger6009
February 25th 2014
1130 Comments


"just change it to "bring junz to school"

Love this!

MuhNamesTyler
February 26th 2014
4908 Comments


Lol

JohnDillinger
February 18th 2015
69 Comments


So a douche from a douche band sues his notoriously douchey ex-bandmates... Just glad that no person of any artistic relevance is involved in this shit.

Betray
February 18th 2015
5964 Comments


fantastic bump thank you so much

dixoncocks
February 18th 2015
2827 Comments


i'm probably the

WASTTHATTSCHEW EVAHHHHHAHHHHHDD

PumpBoffBag
February 19th 2015
340 Comments


is this a joke? what a fucking asshat.
"I used to be in EMMURE and I have concerns about the message being to nihilistic and violent......" o rly



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





MOST VIEWED NEWS

Slint guitarist survives suicide ..
Tool + Mastodon supergroup
Scarlett Johansson forms band
Muse unleash new single
Nickelback get groovy
New Godspeed You! Black Emperor a..
New Muse song
Steven Wilson premieres new tune
New Incubus Song
Kendrick Lamar unveils new single



OTHER RECENT NEWS

Free Bjork Live Album
Weedeater stream new tune
Soul Grip stream debut LP
I The Mighty drop new single
Devendorf And Seim Team Up
L'Orange releases music video
Immortal Disband
New Brandon Flowers Song
Dizziness stream new LP
Blacksoul Seraphim stream new alb..
Zayn Malik leaves One Direction
Blur stream The Magic Whip
Leftfield announce return
A$AP Rocky announces new album
New Kontinuum single

» see all news

RELATED REVIEWS
Emmure
Eternal Enemies
Emmure
Slave to the Game
Emmure
Speaker of the Dead
Emmure
Felony
Emmure
The Respect Issue
FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy