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Front Line Management sues Axl Rose for about $1.8 million

March 26, 2010 | 12:40 pm

Axl Rose San Bernardino 2006 Front Line Management is suing Guns N’ Roses front man Axl Rose for about $1.8 million in management  commissions Front Line claims the singer owes for recent performances across Asia, Canada and South America.

Front Line’s suit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, states that around August 2008 the company entered into an oral agreement to represent Rose as his personal manager, and that the company has not been paid the 15% commission that Rose agreed to pay stemming from performances that grossed nearly $12.5 million.

Rose could not be reached immediately for comment.

A Front Line spokesman said Thursday that the filing “speaks for itself” and company officials would have no further comment.

Front Line is the heavyweight management firm headed by industry veteran Irving Azoff, who also is executive chairman of Live Nation Entertainment, the new industry giant created by the recent merger of the Ticketmaster ticketing firm and the Live Nation concert promotion and facility management company. 

-- Randy Lewis

Photo: Axl Rose performing in San Bernardino in 2006. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times