Rod Stewart pays $3 million for Cancelled Show

Published: 2006-03-07
A U.S. district Judge ordered Rod Stewart to pay $3 million to a casino in Las Vegas after canceling a show in 2000.

Stewart was booked to play a show in Las Vegas in December of 2000, but was forced to cancel after having throat surgery a few months prior, Despite not following through on his end of the deal, Stewart refused to return a $2 million advance that he was paid by the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino.

The $3 million he's been ordered to pay is to cover both the $2 million advance as well as $1 million in interest, penalties, and attorney fees, according to the Associated Press. On top of that, his lawyers are to pay "an additional $153,483 in contempt-of-court sanctions and legal costs for failing to turn over information to lawyers for Harrah's Entertainment before trial last year."

Though a famous rocker from the seventies and eighties, Stewart has recently gained notoriety for his remakes of old classics, featured on his Great American Songbook series.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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