Sunday, November 27, 2016

Axl Rose settles lawsuit with former Guns N’ Roses keyboardist

Guns N’ Roses leader Axl Rose has settled a lawsuit brought by the band’s former keyboardist Chris Pitman over unpaid wages.

The case made headlines in September, with TMZ reporting that Rose signed a promissory note to Pitman in 2011 stating that he would pay the multi-instrumentalist $125,000 for a year’s worth of work by October of 2012, and that the bill had not been paid.

Pitman’s suit sought the original amount, plus interest, for a new total of $163,000.

Now, according to TMZ, the case has been dismissed after the pair reached an agreement earlier this month.

While the terms are confidential, sources indicate Rose paid less than the requested $163,000 to settle the case.

Pitman joined Guns N’ Roses in 1998 and appeared on 2008’s “Chinese Democracy”; he was on board until earlier this year when Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan announced a mini-reunion lineup that would set out on the “Not In This Lifetime” world tour.

The longtime member was replaced by new addition Melissa Reese in the reunion lineup that also includes guitarist Richard Fortus and keyboardist Dizzy Reed.

Pitman currently fronts the alternative rock band SexTapes.

Guns N’ Roses currently winding down a South American tour before taking a break for the remainder of 2016.

See also:

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