Slash and Duff McKagan file lawsuit against Axl Rose.
SPRINGFIELD, MO Wednesday May.5.2004 /netmusiccountdown.com/ --
Ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash (a.k.a. Saul Hudson) and bassist Duff McKagan joined with old bandmate Axl Rose in March to bring a lawsuit against their former label. The three wanted to prevent the label from releasing a Guns N' Roses greatest hits album. They didn't win that one.
Now, Slash and McKagan are filing another lawsuit -- against Rose. The pair have accused Rose of rejecting requests to use old Guns N' Roses songs in major motion pictures. Rose lacks controlling interest in the material, and Slash and McKagan say Rose never consulted them before he passed on what would have been lucrative offers for films such as "We Were Soldiers," "Death to Smoochy," "Old School" and "Just Married." The suit also alleges that Rose ended negotiations with "Black Hawk Down" producers, who apparently wanted "Welcome to the Jungle" in the movie. The suit claims Rose wanted to re-record the song with the new Guns N' Roses members so Slash and McKagan would not receive any licensing payment.
According to "Celebrity Justice," Slash and McKagan are suing Rose for at least $1 million. Rose's management had no comment on the suit at this time.
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