Possible Emmure Lawsuit
2014-02-19 by River Tam | 71 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

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Band Page: Emmure

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snerefedsav
February 20th 2014

820 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

27102 Comments


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

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someguest
February 20th 2014

20393 Comments


Get the fuck over it, pussy Ben.

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tempest--
February 20th 2014

13012 Comments


UNTIL THE END OF TIME

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tempest--
February 20th 2014

13012 Comments


holy shit this guys serious

titanslayer
February 20th 2014

1575 Comments


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

LordePots
February 20th 2014

6525 Comments


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

titanslayer
February 20th 2014

1575 Comments


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

Devastator
February 20th 2014

2474 Comments


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

Rowan5215
February 20th 2014

24972 Comments


fucking BOOM bitches, Devastator is devastatin'

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Faraudo
February 20th 2014

544 Comments


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

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elbaliem
February 20th 2014

873 Comments


no more bros.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
February 20th 2014

3353 Comments


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

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Owantjaaaa
February 20th 2014

3213 Comments


He'll win if he sends foxnews a letter

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Tijnmans
February 20th 2014

354 Comments


Lol this music was written!

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
February 20th 2014

21757 Comments


"sudden shift in sound"

osmark86
February 20th 2014

3899 Comments


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

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henryChinaski
February 20th 2014

2707 Comments


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

Haha :]

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

^this


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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

933 Comments


Awful band. Great entertainment

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ReAnimator
February 20th 2014

307 Comments


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

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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

1348 Comments


Dumb song name, but a lawsuit lol...

snerefedsav
February 20th 2014

820 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

3770 Comments


Damn I just crapped out the biggest turd

Progger6009
February 20th 2014

1081 Comments


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

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Slut
February 20th 2014

2359 Comments


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

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Betray
February 20th 2014

2558 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?

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Spluger
February 20th 2014

1131 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

5243 Comments


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

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Fieryfenderz
February 20th 2014

1432 Comments


Ask yo girl what my dick tastes like

dixoncocks
February 20th 2014

2451 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.


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BonRurgundy
February 20th 2014

349 Comments


Is there any band Victory haven't fucked over?

BonRurgundy
February 20th 2014

349 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

1930 Comments


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

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TheGreatQ
February 20th 2014

1321 Comments


He left before Felony, so not "R2DeepThroat"

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VermTheImpaler
February 20th 2014

1360 Comments


Band should just dissapear quietly

MartinBright
February 20th 2014

39 Comments


just get over it... frankie is god!

moshpotatoes
February 20th 2014

532 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

183 Comments


Better watch palmeri's twitter

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demon of surveillance
February 20th 2014

814 Comments


"now until the end of time."

Must be a time vampire.

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Italianjesusfootball
February 20th 2014

246 Comments


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

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Green Baron
February 20th 2014

19004 Comments


band can go end

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Damus
February 20th 2014

400 Comments


hope these pieces of shit are forced to break up.

dawija1017
February 20th 2014

555 Comments


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

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toolguitarkid
February 20th 2014

261 Comments


irrelevant band is funny

KSK1
February 20th 2014

4077 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

1102 Comments


"sudden shift in sound"

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



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zaruyache
February 20th 2014

6121 Comments


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

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Green Baron
February 20th 2014

19004 Comments


Ben's a slave to his own non-knowledge

Green Baron
February 20th 2014

19004 Comments


I just realized I hit 6k comments sometime ago wow

AdolfChrist
February 20th 2014

1735 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

1735 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

19004 Comments


It's Emmure come on no one actually cares

tempest--
February 21st 2014

13012 Comments


i care fuck you i love this band

marchii
February 21st 2014

18 Comments


#lawyerup x2

MyLittlePenis
February 21st 2014

710 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

11006 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.

MyLittlePenis
February 21st 2014

710 Comments


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

apokolypz
February 21st 2014

274 Comments


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


Slut
February 21st 2014

2359 Comments


frankie has a mental illness, like for real? lol

Green Baron
February 21st 2014

19004 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

4913 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

20439 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

1081 Comments


"just change it to "bring junz to school"

Love this!

MuhNamesTyler
February 26th 2014

3770 Comments


Lol



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