According to TMZ, former GUNS N’ ROSES member Chris Pitman has filed a lawsuit against the band’s lead singer, Axl Rose, over an unpaid debt for services the multi-instrumentalist provided to the group. Pitman claims that Rose wrote him a promissory note for $125,000 that he was owed for over a year’s worth of work. In the suit, Pitman claims that Rose was supposed to pay up by October 2012, but has failed to do so. Pitman says that Rose now owes him more than $163,000 with interest.
Pitman joined GUNS N’ ROSES in 1998 and remained in the band’s lineup until earlier this year. During his time with the band, Pitman served as a second keyboardist, second bassist, provided backing vocals and added some percussion and programming during the group’s shows. He also did some co-writing with the band over the years.