Bob Seger Being Sued By Silver Bullet Band Bassist
Bob Seger is being sued by Silver Bullet Band bassist Chris Campbell and his wife, Courtney, on seven different counts related to breach of contract and unpaid royalties.
Per The Oakland Press, Chris and Courtney have filed suit in Oakland County Circuit Court in Michigan “…for five counts of breach of contract — three related to Seger tours with his Silver Bullet Band in 2014, 2017 and 2018-19, and two counts for alleged unpaid recording royalties.”
The suit was filed by Chris and Courtney’s Crisco Inc. against Rock Storm Ltd., Hideout Records & Distributors Inc. and Gear Publishing Company. Combined, these three entities handle Seger’s business dealings related to touring, merchandising and his recording catalog.
The Oakland Press details, “The suit also alleges that Crisco was, along with Rock Storm and Hideout, embezzled by former financial manager Frank Copeland. The theft was discovered during late 2018, according to the filing, and Crisco charges that ‘[Seger manager Edward ‘Punch’] Andrews and Seger…withheld and purported to recoup funds from Crisco to compensate themselves and their entities for the money that Copeland had taken from them,’ to the tune of more than $800,000, ‘despite having no contractual right to do so.'”
In response to the suit, the following statement was released from Seger’s team: “Bob Seger and Punch Andrews have loyally supported our friend for 45 plus years. On advice from counsel we are unable to comment on the complaint at this time. We will respond to the complaint in the normal course through the judicial process.”