Label That Doesn’t Want To Make Money Sued By P.O.D.

Pathetic Old Dudes

Remember Christian hard rock outfit P.O.D.? I think their name means Payable On Death. It should stand for Punishment On Demand, because listening to P.O.D. is torture for someone like me. It’s so fucking positive and…Christian.

Pathetic Old Dudes would also work. Anyways, some label — not concerned about making money, seemingly — was stupid enough to promise the band a $400,000 advance for their next record. That was dumb, because where’s the fucking demand for a new P.O.D. record?

Tennessee-based INO Records is accused in the suit of breaching its contract, by refusing to pay the band the advance. 

The band’s deal required that the $400,000 be paid in November, when the group informed the label that it was ready to start recording the follow-up to 2008’s When Angels & Serpents Dance.

According to the suit, INO “materially breached” its agreement with P.O.D. by refusing to pay the option, claiming that P.O.D. had “‘abandoned’ its obligations (to INO) under the agreement.” Yet, the suit does not detail INO’s stated position.



The suit does not specify damages, but the band’s lawyer tells Billboard.com that the band “will seek at least the $400,000” due from the label, and possibly more.


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