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KFIX Rock News: Cheap Trick Sued By Original Drummer Bun E. Carlos

cheapinBun E. Carlos, original drummer for Cheap Trick, is suing the band’s Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, and Tom Peterson.

Former band manager David Frey has joined in the suit with Carlos.

The pair claim the band owes them hundreds of thousands of dollars in tour proceeds and unpaid loans.

According to the complaint posted by Courthouse News, “Plaintiffs Carlos and Frey are, respectively, the drummer and manager for the world-renowned rock band Cheap Trick,”

“Plaintiffs are forced to bring this action against the three defendants (who are the other members of the band) due to defendants’ outright refusal to account for, or pay, hundreds of thousands of dollars which are owed to each of the plaintiffs, or to otherwise comply with their obligations to plaintiffs.”

It adds, ”Carlos is no longer required to participate in live performances by the band, but remains a full member of the band, and is entitled to ‘continue to receive all remuneration due to him under the [Cheap Trick Companies'] Agreements (including, without limitation, all remuneration that would have been paid to him had he fully performed at all of the Live Performances) without delay, penalty or offset.”

Guitarist Rick Neilsen’s son, Daxx, has been handling drums for the band since 2010.

Read the full complaint here.

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