BUCKCHERRY Settles 'Crazy Bitch' Video Lawsuit

According to The Pulse of Radio, BUCKCHERRY has settled a lawsuit filed in 2006 by the mother of a teenage girl who appeared topless in the "unrated" version of the video for the band's single "Crazy Bitch". The suit claimed that the girl, who was 16 years old at the time, was "coerced" into drinking alcohol and taking off her clothes during the shoot, while the band argued that the girl had provided fake proof of age. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

In an October 2006 interview with Launch Radio Networks, BUCKCHERRY vocalist Joshua Todd was confident that the case would go in their favor. "Alls we can say about that is that the lawsuit has no merit and we're just working through it with our attorney and the truth will come out at some point, and right now we can't really talk about it," he said. "It's unfortunate that people do that type of stuff, you know. They're just out to extort money from people, you know. I'm not saying that that's the situation that's going on, but you know what I mean."

A new video for "Crazy Bitch" was subsuquently filmed.

BUCKCHERRY was the featured musical guests on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on January 24, 2008. Watch the performance below.

BUCKCHERRY's most recent album, "15", has been certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for shipments in excess of one million copies in the United States.

"15" has proven a triumph, spending more than 90 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart. The CD's first blockbuster hit single, "Crazy Bitch", earned the band a 2007 Grammy Awards nomination in the "Best Hard Rock Performance" category. In addition, "Crazy Bitch" recently celebrated a full year in the Nielsen Ringscan Top 30 — the only track to do so in the chart's history. "Crazy Bitch" has been certified as a Platinum Master Ringtone by the RIAA.

On November 20, the band released an MVI edition of "15", a PC/MAC-compatible DVD which features full album audio, downloadable files for every song, previously unreleased live tracks (including "Everything", "Next 2 You", and "Crazy Bitch"), videos, an exclusive photo gallery, complete lyrics, U-Myx (which allows fans to create their own custom remixes of "Crazy Bitch" and "Everything"), plus a variety of digital extras (such as ringtones, screen savers, buddy icons, and wallpapers). In addition, fans who register their "15" MVI can unlock future content as it becomes available.

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