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Guns N' Roses Threaten Super-Fan With Lawsuit Over Leaked Songs

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Guns N' Roses management have threatened Rick Dunsford with a lawsuit, claiming the Super-Fan leaked nearly 100 of the band's unreleased songs.

 

Guns N' Roses claims Rick Dunsford leaked 97 previously unreleased songs over the web after obtaining the recordings from a storage unit auction, and Universal Music Group—which owns the copyrights—has now taken legal action.

 

UMG's legal team fired off a cease and desist letter to Rick—obtained by TMZ—claiming Dunsford violated an earlier settlement agreement in which UMG paid him $15,000 to return the recordings.

 

The dispute traces its roots back to when Guns N' Roses' former A&R guy Tom Zutaut auctioned off a storage unit filled with digital recordings of GNR music from 2000 and 2001.

 

Rick, a die-hard GN'R fan, claims he and some fellow fans bought the music from the storage unit for $15,000. We're told the band's management later caught wind of the transaction, and agreed to pay Rick $15,000 to sell the music back to them.

 

The Problem is, UMG claims Rick started leaking the songs a month after he struck the deal, and now UMG has threatened him with legal action.

 

For his part, Rick claims someone else is leaking the tunes, and he says he told GN'R management about the leaks from the jump.

 

It gets even worse, Rick's been issued a lifetime ban from Guns N' Roses shows.

 

A rep for the band tells TMZ, "It is tremendously disappointing, sad, and unfortunate that a record executive involved with the band in their early years found it appropriate to auction off the unreleased materials owned by his former employer."

 

Source: TMZ

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