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Daughtry’s bandmates suing over royalties

– Three of Chris Daughtry’s former bandmates are suing him, claiming he defrauded them out of proceeds from four songs that included music and lyrics they wrote together.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports bassist Ryan Andrews, drummer Scott Crawford and guitarist Mark Perry filed suit Thursday in Guilford County Superior Court.

The lawsuit accuses Daughtry of “constructive fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, unfair trade practices, and other deceptive and wrongful conduct.”

Daughtry was scheduled to perform in Greensboro on Saturday.

Neither Daughtry nor an agency representing him could be reached for comment Friday.

Daughtry reached stardom in 2006 when he placed fourth on “American Idol,” and recorded hits such as “Home,” “It’s Not Over” and “No Surprise.”

– Associated Press

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