(CelebrityAccess News Service) – The Calling's bassist Billy Mohler and drummer Nate Wood have filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging lead singer Alex Band, guitarist Aaron Kamin, and Spivak Entertainment, Inc. and Spivak/Sobol Entertainment of fraud, mismanagement and breach of fiduciary duty in connection with the financial affairs of the band. Mohler and Wood seek a full accounting, compensatory damages, and punitive damages.
Both Mohler and Wood performed on a number of tracks of The Calling's debut hit album "Camino Palmero" and were featured in the video "Wherever You Will Go." They played with the band throughout 2001 and most of 2002, both stateside and internationally. They are still heavily marketed in the band's merchandising.
Mohler and Wood, who have been with The Calling for more than two years, say they were promised lucrative shares of the royalties, merchandising and tour revenue, and were surprised to learn that the band, Kamin, and Spivak contend that their share of the money amounted to less than $1,000.
Mohler and Wood filed the lawsuit after unsuccessful efforts to obtain a full accounting and payment.– Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner