Less Guns, More Roses: Axl Rose Settles Lawsuit, Adds More Tour Dates

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It looks like Axl Rose is clearing out some impediments to his continuing resurrection, and adding more dates to his never-ending Chinese Democracy tour. On the day after settling a lawsuit that has been pending for over a year comes news that Version 3.0 Guns N' Roses has booked a show in Peru this fall.

A settlement was reached in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, June 14 over a dispute stemming from touring commissions between the Guns N' Roses front man and his former manager Irving Azoff, according to the Beverly Hills Courier.

Azoff sued the dread-headed singer in March 2010, claiming Rose owed Front Line Management more than $1.8 million and broke a verbal agreement to pay the firm a 15 percent commission for performances by the band in Taipei, Seoul, Japan, Canada, and South America.

Rose countersued two months later, alleging that Azoff lied about a prospective Van Halen "super tour" and mishandled the band's tour dates, also claiming that his former manager tried to force him to reunite with his original Guns N' Roses bandmates and failed to properly promote the band's Chinese Democracy CD. While there are many who would have applauded Azoff's efforts, forced or otherwise, a resolution was finally reached at the eleventh hour, coming on the day Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rita Miller had scheduled the trial of the two cases between Rose and Azoff.

None of the details were revealed, but after a preliminary accord was reached, lawyers for Rose filed papers that would involve "a comprehensive touring agreement in which Guns 'N Roses would perform at various...venues."

Right on the heels of that, Living in Peru reported that, according to Paraguayan media, GNR have confirmed a concert in Peru for the month of October but have yet to set a date.

The confirmed dates for the band's South American tour are October 2 at the Rock in Rio festival in Brazil, October 5 at Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile, and October 8 at Estadio Único de La Plata in Santiago, Argentina.

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Jaan Uhelszki was one of the founding editors at Detroit’s legendary Creem magazine. Since that time, her work has appeared in USA Today, Uncut, Rolling Stone, Spin, NME, Relix, and Guitar World. She is the only journalist to have ever performed in full makeup with Kiss. Luckily she only had to put…

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