Straight from the NewYorkPost
It’s a tough game, that music business. Rock/Hiphop act, Hollywood Undead’s Aron Erlichman, or “Deuce,” as he’s known in music circles, is suing his record label, A&M/Octone, for breach of contract, among other things.
The suit filed in a Los Angeles court this week shows Deuce has “Been To Hell,” to borrow a title from one of their tracks.
The songwriter alleges he was forced out of the band by its members and said he feared for his safety after anti-Semitic slurs were leveled at him. Deuce said he also had a gun pointed at him by a former band member, aptly named “Shady Jeff.”
The lawsuit includes a reference to an online post by Shady Jeff that, “last time I saw Erlichman I shoved a F—-ing gun in his face and he started crying. We ain’t friends.”
Given all this, it’s hardly surprising that “Deuce” claims he wants to move on with his life and become a solo artist. “Deuce” claims he was even willing to continue under the A&M label but, no surprise, his solo efforts were rebuffed, he claims in the suit. He was told his works were rejected because they included “rough language, gangster slang and imagery,” and that as such, they wouldn’t be commercial enough.
A&M Octone has yet to respond to the suit, according to sources, and did not wish to comment on it.