Variety has settled it's lawsuit with The Vandals. Last year, the magazine once again sued The Vandals for their 2004 parody version of the logo from Hollywood Potato Chip. The band settled the issue initially in late 2004, but the issue has come up again due to the parody mark appearing on other sites.
According to Vandals bassist (and lawyer) Joe Escalate, Variety has settled the lawsuit without asking for any more cash from the band. Escalante spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the incident:
This was the worst thing that's ever happened to me, and to the band, and the hardest thing I've ever done. However, as my wife says, the crash course in federal court litigation made me a better lawyer. Hopefully this will be a lesson to other media companies and law firms with respect to how they deal with First Amendment issues in the Internet Age.
The ongoing legal battle has also been blamed for the lack of new material from the band.