Scott Stapp has been sued by the founders of ART OF ANARCHY for allegedly refusing to tour with the band and participate in promotional photo and video shoots and publicity events.
The $1.2-million lawsuit was filed in New York State Supreme Court by Vice Inc., who claims to have paid the former CREED singer $200,000 for services to be rendered, which he asked to be treated as a loan, for tax purposes.
The complaint alleges “Stapp's failure to live up to his contract led to the cancelation of the group's recording contract at the end of October. If Stapp had dedicated himself to ART OF ANARCHY with the same fervor that he dedicated to his solo career, ART OF ANARCHY would have had a successful concert tour and its record contract would not have been terminated.”
Stapp only performed at 18 concerts with ART OF ANARCHY last year and did not appear at scheduled a video shoot last October on the deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on the Hudson River in Manhattan.
Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan took to social media to update fans on the progress for the band's long awaited new album, the follow-up to their 2006 album "10,000 Days".
Drummer Danny Carey recently shared that he expects the new studio effort to be released sometime this year. Then Keenan posted this on Twitter, "Started getting music files from the boys with the word 'final' in the title a few months ago after 11 years of begging. That, in theory, means the tracks won't change out from under me while I'm trying to write stories and melodies to them. In theory. Words and melodies [are] 100% done on all but one. Someday we'll track them. Long way from the finish line, but at least we're closer."