Friday, June 17, 2011

AXL ROSE SETTLES LAWSUIT AGAINST FORMER MANAGER IRVING AZOFF

Axl Rose
The case of Axl Rose v. Irving Azoff has been settled. So has the case of Irving Azoff v. Axl Rose.

The Beverly Hills Courier reports lawsuits between the Guns N' Roses frontman and his former manager concerning commissions and concert touring have been resolved, attorneys for both sides told a judge yesterday: "They were settled to the mutual satisfaction of the parties," said attorney Howard King on behalf of Azoff.

The resolutions were announced on the day Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rita Miller had scheduled trial of the two cases between the rocker and Azoff. No terms were divulged. But after a preliminary accord was reached, lawyers for Rose filed papers stating that the final accord would involve "a comprehensive touring agreement in which Guns 'N Roses would perform at various...venues."

Azoff sued the 49-year-old singer in March 2010, claiming Rose owed his ex-manager's company, Front Line Management, more than $1.8 million and broke a verbal agreement to pay the firm a 15 percent commission for performances by the band in Taipei, Seoul, Japan, Canada and South America.

Rose countersued two months later, claiming the manager tried to force him to reunite with his original Guns N' Roses bandmates and failed to properly promote the band's "Chinese Democracy" CD. The suit also alleged Azoff lied about a prospective Van Halen "super tour" and mishandled the band's tour dates.

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