Art of Anarchy have filed a lawsuit against singer Scott Stapp, demanding $1.2 million. The band claims he refused to tour and promote their 2017 album The Madness. Stapp, formerly of Creed, was hired in place of Scott Weiland, who was also the subject of a lawsuit and countersuit with the band at the time of his death in 2015. The lineup includes former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, and Disturbed bassist John Moyer. The Madness followed the band’s self-titled 2015 debut. Group leaders Jonathan and Vincent Votta filed their claim against Stapp in New York Supreme Court saying they’d paid the singer $200,000 for “services to be rendered.” They claim Stapp had performed at only 18 concerts, at least 22 less than they required from him.
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