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Former Sugar Ray Bandmates Suing Singer Mark McGrath

23 October 2013 10:36 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Two former members of Sugar Ray are suing Mark McGrath, accusing the band's frontman of a "series of self-serving and vindictive actions." Murphy Karges and Stan Frazier, former bassist and drummer, respectively, for the alt-rock band, sued McGrath and Sugar Ray guitarist Rodney Sheppard, claiming McGrath bashed them on Twitter and cheated them out of money, as well as preventing them from rejoining the band, Courthouse News Service reports. "Not content to simply misappropriate the Sugar Ray trademark by licensing it to a newly created shell corporation or unlawfully divert an additional 48 percent of the band's revenues into his own pocket, McGrath spent

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And now two members of Sugar Ray are suing Mark McGrath over alleged selfish behavior

23 October 2013 10:10 AM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

In the wake of similar allegations aimed at Third Eye Blind's Stephan Jenkins, two former members of Sugar Ray are suing Mark McGrath, claiming the frontman’s diva behavior cost the band millions of dollars. The lawsuit comes from bass player Matthew Murphy Karges and drummer Charles Stanton Frazier, who are accusing McGrath of a “series of self-serving and vindictive actions.” According to the 29-page complaint, “McGrath spent the last year engaging in a bitter campaign to destroy the personal and professional reputations of Frazier and Karges,” but only after he licensed the Sugar Ray name to a “newly »

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