The Black Crowes In Final Stage Of Settling Lawsuit With Former Drummer

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The court papers for the petition regarding the royalties dispute between The Black Crowes with their former drummer, Steve Gorman, have been revealed.

Going into the details, last April, Gorman sued his former colleagues, including singer Chris Robinson, guitarist Rich Robinson and the Black Crowes Partnership. As per his claims, the names cited breached the contract regarding an unknown amount of money.

Gorman accused them of “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.”

He also mentioned:

“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 [to do so].”

However, Gorman’s representatives told the Los Angeles Superior Court that an agreement was close citing:

“The parties are actively engaged in settlement communications and are currently drafting deal terms that the parties currently expect will materialize into an executed settlement and dismissal of this action.”

Gorman co-founded the Black Crowes in 1989 and left it in 2001. After the group’s first hiatus, he rejoined them four years later. In its second hiatus in 2012, he rejoined them again, but in 2019, Gorman was no longer invited when the band reunited once again. Robinson explained:

“Steve was one of the incredibly negative and manipulative forces in the band that we really didn’t want to deal with. In order to get back, we really had to do this very specific purge where we focus on the two of us and let this be something that will be positive.”

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