Drummer Bun E Carlos Sues CHEAP TRICK

July 24, 2013, 6 years ago

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According to the Courthouse News Service, CHEAP TRICK's disaffected drummer and its former manager claim in court that the three other band members owe them hundreds of thousands of dollars in tour proceeds and unpaid loans.

David Frey, Silent Partner Management, Brad Carlson aka Bun Carlos and Cheap Trick Unlimited Inc., sued Richard Nielson, Thomas Peterson and Robin Zander in Cook County Court.

"Plaintiffs Carlos and Frey are, respectively, the drummer and manager for the world-renowned rock band Cheap Trick," the complaint begins. "Plaintiffs are forced to bring this action against the three defendants (who are the other members of the band) due to defendants' outright refusal to account for, or pay, hundreds of thousands of dollars which are owed to each of the plaintiffs, or to otherwise comply with their obligations to plaintiffs."

The lawsuit claims that according to consent agreements signed by all four members of the band, "Carlos is no longer required to participate in live performances by the band, but remains a full member of the band, and is entitled to 'continue to receive all remuneration due to him under the [Cheap Trick Companies'] Agreements (including, without limitation, all remuneration that would have been paid to him had he fully performed at all of the Live Performances) without delay, penalty or offset."

Carlos claims the other members of the band have failed to honor the agreement, and owe him hundreds of thousands of dollars "by, among other things, refusing to allow Carlos to participate in any of the activities of the band (including the recording of a new studio album), entering into numerous contracts on behalf of the Cheap Trick Companies without Carlos's consent, and otherwise preventing Carlos from participating in the management and operations of the Cheap Trick Companies."

Read more at the Courthouse News Service.



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