Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Ghost frontman sued by former band members

According to news out of Sweden, Ghost frontman Papa Emeritus (Tobias Forge) is being sued by four former members of the band in a dispute over financial issues.

Corren.se reports the musicians - billed as Nameless Ghouls in the lineup - are seeking compensation for unpaid wages as part of what they claim to be a business partnership agreement between all five parties that was signed when the group formed in 2008.

While the documents allegedly indicate Forge was to oversee the business management of Ghost, the former members say they worked for years while receiving compensation on a sporadic basis as Forge advised them that the company was not profitable.

The four musicians are asking the court to have Forge confirm and provide Ghost revenue reports from the financial years from 2011-2016, with a penalty of SEK 200,000 (approximately $22,000), or an amount that the court considers reasonable, if he fails to do so as part of the proceedings.

“I can't comment on it because it is a legal process,” says Forge. “The lawsuit will be answered fairly soon by my legal counsel.”

The former Ghost members reportedly parted ways with Forge following their 2016 tour.

The band debuted its new lineup of Nameless Ghouls at the launch of a spring European tour in Norwich, UK on March 24.

Ghost recently announced that they will play a series of US headline dates during this summer’s North American tour with Iron Maiden, which will begin in Bristow, VA on June 3.

See also:

Ghost add headline dates to North American tour with Iron Maiden
Ghost win Swedish Grammis Award for Popestar
Ghost make US chart history with Popestar EP
VIDEO: Ghost perform Square Hammer live debut in Rochester
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