Steve Gorman Files Lawsuit Against The Black Crowes Over Unpaid Royalties

According to Rolling Stone, former The Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman has filed a lawsuit against the band after accusing them of unpaid royalties. Singer Chris Robinson, guitarist Rich Robinson, and The Black Crowes Partnership were all named in the complaint.

The following was said in the lawsuit:

“Defendants have failed to perform their obligations in full accordance with the Partnership Agreement by, among other things, failing to pay Plaintiff amounts owed under the Partnership Agreement, denying Plaintiff access to inspect the Partnership’s books and records, and improperly deducting unauthorized expenses from the royalty payments Plaintiff has received to date.”

Gorman commented:

“For more than five years, my attorneys and I have made repeated requests to review the Partnership’s books to confirm the accuracy of royalty payments and my share, but Chris and Rich have consistently ignored my rights under the Partnership Agreement. I regret that it has come to this, as I remain incredibly proud of the music we created as a band, but their conduct has left me with no choice but to ask a court to order them to give me this information, which I’m entitled to under our partnership agreement and the law.”

Gorman’s attorney Michael Mortenson added:

“Mr. Gorman’s rights under the partnership agreement are crystal clear. He is entitled to review the partnership’s financial information and confirm his earnings, but our repeated requests to do so have been denied.”

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