Axl Rose settles $163k lawsuit with former bandmate

Axl Rose, the lead singer of Guns N’ Roses, was sued by former keyboardist Chris Pitman, over failing to pay him for his services by the agreed deadline of 2012.

Pitman claimed that Rose promised to pay him $125,000 for a year’s work, with $38,000 in interest. But as things weren’t going too well financially with Rose at that time, he failed to pay his debt.

Pitman was replaced in April this year, right before Guns N’ Roses hit Coachella in their first original line-up show since 1993, with guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan.

Now, the band is cashing in an estimated $4 million dollars per show. The North-American leg of the “Not In This Lifetime” reunion tour reportedly generated more than $130 million for the band.

Rose was therefore able to reach an agreement with Pitman and the lawsuit was dismissed. The terms of the agreement are confidential, but TMZ reports that the agreed sum was much smaller than $163k.

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