Axl Rose And Irving Azoff Trade Lawsuits
May 19, 2010 at 4:31 AM (PT)
A war of words escalated this week, when GUNS N' ROSES front man AXL ROSE countersued his former manager and current LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT CEO IRVING AZOFF, two months after AZOFF sued ROSE for nonpayment of management fees. THE NEW YORK POST reports, "in ROSE's countersuit, which seeks $5 million and was filed in LOS ANGELES, the rocker claimed 'AZOFF and his cohorts neglected to manage and oversee the promotion and marketing of the "Chinese Democracy" album, lied about a prospective VAN HALEN super-tour, and mishandled GUNS N' ROSES tour dates in ASIA, CANADA and SOUTH AMERICA."
"AZOFF resigned and abandoned GUNS N' ROSES on the eve of a major tour, filing suit for commissions he didn't earn and had no right to receive," the suit claims.
The ROSE lawsuit is in response to a lawsuit filed MARCH 25th in LOS ANGELES by AZOFF for non-payment of $1.875 million in management fees. AZOFF's spokesman, LARRY SOLTERS, said, "On advice of counsel I cannot respond at this time, but will discuss in my upcoming book my life with WILLIAM BILL BAILEY."
AXL ROSE was born WILLIAM BILL BAILEY.