Guns N’ Roses suit gets tossed
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by Axl Rose and other members of Guns N’ Roses to try to prevent Geffen Records from releasing a greatest hits album by the hard-rock band. The album will be issued as scheduled on Tuesday, according to a record company spokesman.
Rose had patched up differences with former GNR guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan enough to join forces in the suit, filed last Friday in U.S. District Court, seeking a temporary restraining order against release of the hits collection.
In the suit, which accused Geffen of trademark infringement and breach of contract, Rose argued that he had not been consulted about the song selection, remixing of master tapes and other elements of the hits package.
A statement from Rose’s management said he also feared that the release of a hits album would delay release of the current GNR band’s long-awaited studio album, “Chinese Democracy,” which has been in the works for seven years.