Kerly Ruiz of Venezuela's Televen conducted an interview with GUNS N' ROSES members Dizzy Reed (keyboards),Frank Ferrer (drums) and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (guitar) when the band played Caracas on March 27, 2010. Watch the chat below.
As previously reported, GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose is being sued by his former manager for nearly $2 million dollars in unpaid commissions, according to the Associated Press. Front Line Management, led by music industry powerhouse Irving Azoff, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles last Thursday (March 25),claiming that Rose owes the company $1.9 million, or 15 percent of the more than $12 million that Rose has earned from performances in Europe, Canada and South America, based on an oral agreement.
Azoff, considered one of the most powerful men in music, has managed the careers of artists such as the EAGLES and VAN HALEN, and at one point handled the affairs of Rose's former GUNS bandmates in VELVET REVOLVER.
He is widely credited with pushing Rose to finally complete and release the 2008 GUNS album "Chinese Democracy" after a 15-year delay.
Rose parted ways with Azoff at some point in the last year and claims he is now handled by Doc McGhee, a veteran rock manager whose clients over the years have included KISS, BON JOVI and MÖTLEY CRÜE. However, KISS frontman Paul Stanley recently told Classic Rock magazine that McGhee is in fact not managing Rose nor GUNS N' ROSES.
The eccentric singer has not yet commented publicly on the lawsuit. GUNS N' ROSES is currently on tour in South America.