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- Posted on Mar 26th 2010 9:30AM by Chris Mugan
Front Line Management filed papers in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 25, suing the rock star, said Associated Press. The company, founded by Irving Azoff, claims it had a verbal agreement that Rose would pay them 15% of his earnings for overseas performances.
Currently on tour in South America, Rose has yet to comment about the action in which Front Line claim commissions are due on $12 million (£8 million).
Over the course of an illustrious career, Azoff has represented the Eagles, Neil Diamond and New Kids on the Block, though relations have not always been smooth.
Earlier this year, Spinner reported that former client Morrissey had ended his dealings with Front Line. Rose himself announced Azoff and his partner Andy Gould would manage Guns N' Roses in March 2008 – eight months before Morrissey joined up. Azoff is currently executive chairman and CEO of Ticketmaster.
Guns N' Roses' current tour has also run into trouble. A gig in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was cancelled when the stage collapsed in stormy conditions, and ticketless fans were arrested attempting to enter a venue in Buenos Aires, Argentina.