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Former Third Eye Blind Guitarist Gets Big Payout

Former Third Eye Blind guitarist Anthony Fredianelli will be living a more charmed life -- now that a California jury has ordered his ex-bandmates to pay him nearly a half-million bucks in lost wages.

Fredianelli was hired as a touring musician back in 2000 and got paid a weekly salary for several years before being made a full-fledged member, sharing in band profits. But his lawsuit alleges that singer Stephan Jenkins manipulated the band's cash flow, and eventually booted him altogether in 2009.

Although Fredianelli didn't get everything he asked for in his lawsuit, he was awarded $447,000 -- minus roughly 10 grand he'd spent using Third Eye Blind's credit cards.

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Location : California