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Pitman files lawsuit

Post by Uli on Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:32 pm

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According to TMZ, former GUNS N' ROSES member Chris Pitman has filed a lawsuit against the band's lead singer, Axl Rose, over an unpaid debt for services the multi-instrumentalist provided to the group. Pitman claims that Rose wrote him a promissory note for $125,000 that he was owed for over a year's worth of work. In the suit, Pitman claims that Rose was supposed to pay up by October 2012, but has failed to do so. Pitman says that Rose now owes him more than $163,000 with interest.

Pitman joined GUNS N' ROSES in 1998 and remained in the band's lineup until earlier this year. During his time with the band, Pitman served as a second keyboardist, second bassist, provided backing vocals and added some percussion and programming during the group's shows. He also did some co-writing with the band over the years.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-guns-n-roses-keyboardist-chris-pitman-sues-axl-rose/#ZylPlazKzl6RQHdt.99
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Re: Pitman files lawsuit

Post by Soulmonster on Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:20 am

Wow.... The bitterness is strong with this band and their past members.
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Re: Pitman files lawsuit

Post by Uli on Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:23 am


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SANTA MONICA (CN) — A former member of Guns N' Roses who was left off the band's reunion tour sued Axl Rose this week, claiming the lead singer owes him more than $125,000.
Chris Pitman filled a variety of roles in the band, especially in the studio. He primarily played keyboards, but also bass, drums, sang backup vocals and helped with engineering. In his Tuesday lawsuit in Superior Court, he claims Rose didn't pay him for more than a year, but gave him a promissory note for $125,000 that has been due for more than four years.
Pitman joined Guns N' Roses in 1998, about a decade after the group enjoyed its biggest success with the albums "G N' R Lies" and "Appetite for Destruction." According to Billboard.com, Rose by then has alienated most of the original members with his erratic behavior. When guitarist Slash left the band in 1996, Rose was the only remaining founder member.
Pitman says in his lawsuit that he was "a loyal and dedicated engineer and musician for Axl Rose" for nearly 18 years. During that time, he says, he was "toiling at all hours" for more than a year without pay — one of many unpaid employees at the time. He says the promissory note of Oct. 4, 2011, came due a year later.
Pitman says Rose didn't pay, but Pitman stayed in the band. According to Rolling Stone, he played keyboards in the band's "Appetite for Democracy Tour" that ended in 2014.
According to Blabbermouth.net and ultimateclassicrock.com, Pitman got himself into trouble this year when he announced prematurely that the band would appear at the Coachella music festival in Indio.
After tweeting, "We are playing at Coachella 2016, look out!" he added, "I was just informed by mgmt to not acknowledge anything about coachella, gnr, etc. So there, denied!"
Upon hearing that Slash and other original members were back in the band for a tour and he had been left out, Pitman called it a "nostalgia tour," and a "money grab," then apologized. The two-month North American tour ended on Aug. 22 after shows in 21 stadiums. It grossed $116.8 million, according to Billboard.
"While Guns N' Roses are currently making multi-millions of dollars in 2016 for their corporate brand. Axl has failed to pay Chris, forcing him to bring this action," Pitman says in the complaint.
His attorneys Howard King and Seth Miller with King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano did not return emails or phone calls this week.
A spokesman for United Talent Agency, which handles publicity and management for Guns N' Roses, said the agency had no comment.
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Post by Uli on Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:29 pm

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According to TMZ, former GUNS N' ROSES member Chris Pitman has settled his lawsuit against the band's lead singer, Axl Rose, over an unpaid debt for services the multi-instrumentalist provided to the group. Pitman claimed that Rose wrote him a promissory note for $125,000 that he was owed for over a year's worth of work. In the suit, Pitman said that Rose was supposed to pay up by October 2012, but failed to do so. Pitman wanted Rose to pay him more than $163,000 with interest, but apparently accepted "much less," according to TMZ, with the exact terms of the settlement remaining confidential.
Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/axl-rose-settles-lawsuit-with-former-guns-n-roses-keyboardist-chris-pitman/#I1ZZw7xwjJIqTeMU.99
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