Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose just can’t stop filing lawsuits.
The latest is against his former manager Irving Azoff and his company, Front Line Management. Rose claims they attempted to sabotage his "new" version of GNR so he'd reunite with Slash and the band's classic lineup.
Rose alleges in his $5 million countersuit that Azoff was "devising and implementing a secret plan to set up Rose and the band for failure so that Rose would have no choice but to reunite with the original Guns N' Roses' members," a move Axl had resisted.
He also took issue with Azoff's decision to file his original lawsuit against William Bailey, the singer's real name. He claims that is something which "carries significant emotional damage” from his childhood.
Azoff filed suit against Rose in March, claiming GNR owed his company $1.8 million, an amount equivalent 15 percent of the gross revenue earned by the band during its run of tour dates through Asia, Canada, and South America in support of the 2008 comeback album Chinese Democracy.
Azoff won’t comment “on advice of counsel” but he will discuss in my upcoming book, “My Life with William Bill Bailey”. Of course he is.