CD Refunds At Wal-Mart

A couple has settled a lawsuit against SONY BMG Music Entertainment and Wind-up Records that will mean refunds for those who bought the Evanescence album Anywhere But Home at a Wal-Mart store in Maryland.

Trevin and Melanie Skeens of Brownsville, Md., sued Sony BMG and its subsidiary because they purchased the album absent a parental advisory sticker warning of explicit lyrics.

The refund applies to albums purchased before January 1st, and those wanting their money back must provide proof that they bought the CD at the Maryland store.

The record company has not acknowledged any wrongdoing.

The Skeens are still suing Wal-mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark., for selling the CD without a warning label.

The album is a live performance of Evanescence’s multiplatinum debut, Fallen. Unlike the original, the live CD contains a cover of Korn‘s “Thoughtless,” which implements the dreaded F-bomb.