Art of Anarchy founding members reported to be suing vocalist Scott Stapp for $1.2 million, alleging he refused to tour or promote band’s material. New York City based rock band recently filed a lawsuit against their frontman, Scott Stapp alleging that he “repeatedly and continually neglect his contractual obligations” as the vocalist for the rock group, causing them to lose their recording contract by refusing to promote the act and fulfill his touring obligations.
According to SILive.com, damages of $1.2 million are being sought from the ex-Creed frontman, who was fronted $200,000 when he joined the band back in 2016 which he is accused of failing to repay. The fund were for services to be rendered, treated as a loan, for tax purposes, reads the complaint, though Stapp continues to deny the loan exists.
“If Stapp had dedicated himself to Art of Anarchy with the same fervor that he dedicated to his solo career, Art of Anarchy would have had a successful concert tour and its record contract would not have been terminated, Despite Vice’s repeated and specific directions to Stapp, and Vice’s entreaties for his cooperation, Stapp repeatedly and continually shirked his contractual obligations.” the complaint, filed by Vice Inc. reads.
Scott Stapp sang on the band’s sophomore effort, The Madness, and is the second frontman who performed with the band. Stapp has yet to comment publicly on the lawsuit, Stapp posted a video to his official Facebook page yesterday where he mentions that he is currently working on new solo music stating, “I am getting ready to start the next record, I’m excited about that, so stay tuned man.”
Check out the bands debut single “The Madness”: