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Former Papa Roach Drummer Sues Band, Label Over Royalties

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — David Bruckner, formerly the drummer for the band Papa Roach, has filed a lawsuit against the band over what he claiming to be owed outstanding unpaid royalties. Universal Music Group and Cherry Lane Music were also named in the suit.

In court filings obtained by, Bruckner alleges that although he was fired from the band as a performer in late 2007, that he was still an equal owner in the band and thus entitled to an "equal share of all assets and income earned by the group since 1993."

Buckner also contends that the band borrowed $210,000 from Broadway Federal Bank and more than $400,000 from Universal without his knowledge, in order to finance touring recording sessions, music videos and their "rock and roll lifestyle."

In recompense, Buckner is seeking at least $50,000 along with court costs from the band and the other named parties. In addition, he's requesting that the partnership of Papa Roach LLC (read the band) and the associated PR Realty LLC with assets liquidated.

Universal Music, Cherry Lane or Papa Roach did not offer comment on the suit. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers