People in the news March 28
Music manager sues Axl Rose for nearly $2 million
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Axl Rose is being sued by a famed music manager who claims the singer owes him nearly $2 million in unpaid commissions.
Front Line Management, which was founded by Irving Azoff, sued Rose in Los Angeles on Thursday for nearly $1.9 million in unpaid fees. The company claims it had an oral agreement with Rose to receive 15 percent of the Guns N’ Roses’ frontman’s commissions.
The lawsuit states the commissions are due on more than $12 million in earnings Rose made for performances abroad.
Attempts to reach Rose’s current management were unsuccessful.
Azoff has represented famous musicians such as The Eagles and Joe Walsh and is currently the executive chairman of Live Nation Entertainment Inc., which recently merged with Ticketmaster Entertainment.
Simon Cowell to receive International Emmy Award
NEW YORK (AP) – Simon Cowell will receive the 2010 International Emmy Founders Award for his work in television.
The 50-year-old recording executive and TV personality is a judge on Fox network’s “American Idol.” He’s also known for the “Got Talent” and “X Factor” franchises.
International Academy President Bruce Paisner says Cowell “has built an international empire and in so doing has changed the face of television around the world.”
Cowell will receive the award at a New York gala on Nov. 22. He said in a statement Thursday that he’s “delighted,” and has been “very lucky to be able to make shows that I love.”