Axl Rose is being sued by a management company that claims the Guns N’ Roses frontman owes it nearly $2 million in commissions.
Front Line Management, a Los Angeles-based company founded by legendary personal manager Irving Azoff, filed suit against Rose in L.A. Superior Court on Thursday, seeking $1.87 million in unpaid fees. Front Line asserts that the company was hired to be Rose’s personal manager in 2008 and had an oral agreement with the singer to receive 15 percent of Guns N’ Roses’ profits.
In the suit, Front Line claims that GN’R made more than $12 million while touring Asia, Canada and South America in support of their long-awaited 2008 album Chinese Democracy.
Rose — who frequently addresses stories about him and his group through his Twitter account (seriously) — has so far remained mum on the suit, instead posting updates on GN’R's South American tour and thanking fans for their support.
An e-mail sent to Rose’s publicist seeking comment on the lawsuit was not returned by press time.
In the meantime Guns N’ Roses continue to tour South America, and through Twitter Rose recently announced plans to make up a show in Rio de Janeiro that was canceled earlier this month due to rain and wind. The band will also play shows in Central America and Puerto Rico before wrapping the jaunt. Currently, the only other shows on their itinerary are a pair of appearances at summer festivals in Finland and Sweden.
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