Third Eye Blind rockers have been ordered to pay their former Guitarist. They are an American alternative rock band from the 1990‘s. The duo which consists of Stephan Jenkins and Kevin Cadogan will need to shell out $447,329 (£298,219) to Anthony Fredianelli this has been ordered by a California jury.
Fredianelli was with them for nine years and what he did was file a suit against the rockers as he claimed he was supposed to get a lump sum for services rendered. In court papers he had revealed he initially earned $1,750 (£1,160) per week with a $1,000 (£667) retainer for weeks when there was no work.
“He alleged he was told he’d have to “pay (his) dues” during a two-year probation, and then he would become a fully-fledged band member and co-owner. He was told that his shares were being worked out back in 2003 and he began to receive 25 per cent of the group’s touring revenue, as per an interim agreement.
That agreement changed when the band became a trio, and again when frontman Stephan Jenkins made changes to the structure of the group’s income.
And after opposing Jenkins in a court battle against the band’s former manager, Fredianelli claimed he was frozen out of the group, while still being owed a full share of net touring income”.
He won in court on Monday (21Oct13), when he was awarded the lump sum.