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Breaking Benjamin Front-man Benjamin Burnley Retains Rights to Band's Name

Breaking Benjamin Front-man Benjamin Burnley Retains Rights to Band's Name

Breaking Benjamin front-man Benjamin Burnley has resolved a legal issue with former bandmates and is now allowed to continue to write, record, and tour with the Breaking Benjamin name.

The band's Facebook page was updated for the first time since 2010 on Friday.  The post read:

"The dispute between Benjamin Burnley, who is the sole founder, primary musician, singer and songwriter for the band Breaking Benjamin, and two of the bands ex-members has been resolved. Benjamin Burnley retains his right to use his band name and Breaking Benjamin will continue.

Benjamin Burnley states:

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!!

-Benjamin Burnley"

In 2010, the band went on infinite hiatus.  Burnley suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and his illness was cited as the reason for the break.  Guitarist Aaron Fink and bassist Mark Klepaski were fired from the band after the approved a greatest hits album which featured a remix of the band's song Blow Me Away (the version that ignited the dispute is below).

After Fink and Klepaski were fired, a legal battle over the name of the band ensued.  Now, Burnley officially has the rights to the band's name.  Fink and Klepaski are out.  Drummer Chad Szeliga is apparently still on good terms with Burnley, although he is now the drummer for Black Label Society.

 

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