Asia Singer Sues Vegas Show
John Payne of Asia, Noise11.com music news

Asia Singer Sues Vegas Show

by Paul Cashmere on July 26, 2014

in News

Former Asia singer John Payne is suing Rock Vault Tours, the Las Vegas Hotel and Westgate Resorts over his firing from the show Raiding the Rock Vault.

Payne developed the format of the show, which plays at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino and cover rock music from its inception, with David Kershenbaum and had been a bassist and singer in the show before being let go June. He is now suing the companies for continued compensation for a show that he helped develop.

John’s original agreement with Rock Vault Tours had him receiving 4.5% of the net box office receipts until the initial investment was recouped and 6.5% after that. His lawsuit alleges that, in May, he was forced to assign his rights to the show or be fired and that he did so without “adequate consideration.”

Because of the assignment of rights, Payne says he is no longer being paid the agreed royalties nor the $1,000 per performance that was also part of his deal. In addition, the lawsuit alleges slander for remarks made after his firing and violation of publicity rights as the defendants continued to use his likeness to promote the show after his termination.

Payne was lead singer for Asia from 1991 to 2006.

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Ringo Starr photo by Ros OGorman
Ringo Starr Turns 80 With An All-Starr Party

Ringo Starr is the first Beatle to turn 80 years old and he celebrated by streaming in his famous friends for an all-Starr performance.

4 mins ago
Brian May of Queen performs at Rod Laver Arena on Friday 2 March 2018. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Brian May’s Health Would Have Shut Down Queen Tour

Queen's scheduled European tour was doomed before the coronavirus pandemic shut it down due to Brian May's health, according to drummer Roger Taylor.

9 hours ago
Charlie Daniels, noise11.com, music news
More Tributes To Charlie Daniels

More artists including Randy Travis and Mickey Gilley have paid tribute to Charlie Daniels who died from a stroke at age 83 on 6 July 2020.

1 day ago
Charlie Daniels
Celebrity Tributes To Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels famous friends have published tributes to the country star who died at age 83.

1 day ago
Charlie Daniels
‘Redneck Fiddlin’ Man’ Charlie Daniels Dead at 83

Charlie Daniels, the self-appointed Redneck Fiddlin’ Man, has died at the age of 83.

1 day ago
NeilYoung at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl by Ros O'Gorman
Neil Young Objects To His Songs At Trump Rally

Neil Young has stated he is 'not OK' with Donald Trump using his songs at his Fourth of July weekend event.

1 day ago
Culture Club Encore Tour at Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Sunday 11 December 2016. Culture Club headlined the show after support bands Wa Wa Nee, Pseudo Echo, Eurogliders and Real Life performed their sets. Photo Ros O'Gorman
Boy George Chucks A Tantrum On Australian Radio Show

Boy George hung up on Australian breakfast radio host Neil Breen on Friday morning during a live interview.

2 days ago