Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos Sues Bandmates For Thousands Of Dollars

Drummer Bun E. Carlos is suing his fellow Cheap Trick bandmates for money he says he is rightfully owed.

According to Chicago’s Courthouse News Service, Carlos (real name Brad Carlson) along with the band’s manager, David Frey, filed a lawsuit in an Illinois court against the three other members of the band–Richard Nielson, Thomas Peterson and Robin Zander–for their “outright refusals to account for, or pay, hundreds of thousands of dollars which are owed to each of the plaintiffs.”

Though Carlos stopped touring with the band back in 2010, the lawsuit claims that according to an agreement all four members signed he is still considered a full-time member of Cheap Trick and is entitled to money made by the band. This includes “all remuneration that would have been paid to him had he fully performed at all of the live performances,” according to court documents.

Carlos, who formed the band back in 1973, claims the other members of the band have failed to honor the agreement, specifically citing the band’s refusal to let him partake in activities such as recording a new album and “participating in the management and operations of the Cheap Trick Companies.”

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— Shannon Carlin, Radio.com 

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