Axl Rose Sued By Front Line Management
Mon, 29 Mar 2010 09:12:16
Now it really sucks that Chinese Democracy was such a colossal flop not worth the decade wait! According to The Associated Press, Frontline Management, the firm founded by legendary manager Irving Azoff, is suing temperamental singer Axl Rose for nearly $2 million in unpaid commissions. If Chinese Democracy had been a hit, maybe Axl would have been able to cough up the fees in the first place, yet, since it was a flop, perhaps he will have trouble paying this bill? While we're sure that the bulk of Rose's income stems from his live performances, the album's critical and commercial failure has to sting, especially when he's been served with a lawsuit in the wake of the album.
Frontline claims that it had a verbal agreement – which, not to defend Rose by any means, is always a dicey situation, due to burden of proof and all that- with the singer to receive 15 percent commission from Guns N' Roses profits. The suit claims that Frontline is seeking commissions on $12 million in earnings that Rose made from performances abroad.
Do you think Axl will pay up? Do you think a verbal contract will be easy to prove?