Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Guns N’ Roses: Axl Rose vs. Irving Azoff duelling lawsuits stall

The case of Axl Rose v. Irving Azoff has stalled.

So has the case of Irving Azoff v. Axl Rose.

The Beverly Hills Courier reports efforts to settle dueling lawsuits involving Rose and his former manager have hit a sour note, but attorneys told a judge Monday that they will continue their mediation efforts.

During a brief hearing before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rita Miller, the lawyers for Rose and Azoff said they plan to meet with the mediator, a retired judge, on April 25. Trial is scheduled the next day.

Azoff sued Rose in March 2010, claiming the musician owes his company, Front Line Management, more than $1.8 million and broke a verbal agreement to pay the company a 15 percent commission for performances by the band in Taipei, Seoul, Japan, Canada and South America.

Rose countersued last May 17, claiming the manager tried to force him to reunite with the original Guns N' Roses band members and failed to properly promote the band's "Chinese Democracy" CD.

The suit also claims Azoff lied about a prospective Van Halen super tour and mishandled the band's tour dates.

See the full story at the Beverly Hills Courier here.

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