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October 22, 2014, 4:38 pm
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Rock 'N' Roll 'N' Litigation: Founding Members Of Cheap Trick In Legal Fight

Members of a legendary Illinois rock band are battling each other in court. 


Three of the founding members of Cheap Trick… Rick Neilsen, Tom Petersson, and Robin Zander… are suing their former drummer.  Brad Carlson, known professionally as Bun E. Carlos, had already gone to court against his former bandmates, claiming they reneged on an agreement to stay on as part of the band’s management after he decided to stop touring.  Carlson says the decision to kick him out cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars. 


Now the rest of the group is countersuing, asking a judge to rule that the decision to fire Carlson was legal.  All four were the original founding members of Cheap Trick in Rockford in 1973.

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