AMEN Frontman Says Former Bandmembers Joined, And Left, For Purely Monetary Reasons

AMEN frontman Casey Chaos has posted the following message on the group's official web site:

"I've been keeping quiet whilst watching former AMEN members slate both AMEN and myself. AMEN existed before the last line-up, and AMEN will continue to exist as long as I see fit. As to who wanted what from AMEN, I am attaching a legal document that the band wanted me to sign. I didn't, and this is the reason they are no longer in the band — these people joined, and left, for purely monetary reasons. This contract is the antithesis of what this band is about. As for anyone who has anything negative to say about AMEN or myself, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. If it wasn't for people like you, I wouldnt be here…

"Anyway, talk is cheap...here's the poison....

"AGREEMENT

"The following will constitute the terms of agreement dated April 6, 2004 between Casey Chaos p/k/a 'AMEN' ('Casey') on the one hand, and Rich Jones, Matt Montgomery, Scott S. Sorry and Luke Johnson on the other hand (individually and collectively, 'Band Member(s)'), with respect to Band Members rendering their services in connection with live performances. For good and valuable consideration of which the parties acknowledge, the parties hereto agree as follows:

"1. Subject to the terms below, the Band Members agree that they shall continue to render services as performers with respect to all live performances and other promotional activities (collectively 'Tour') in connection with the band 'AMEN' as currently scheduled.

"2. Casey agrees that:

"(a) At no time during the Tour will he cause or threaten to cause any physical harm to the Band Members, himself, the crew or any audience member, unless for purposes of self-defense. In the event that such breach occurs, each Band Member will have the right to immediately stop rendering services in connection with the Tour and AMEN.

"(b) 'Net receipts' in connection with sales of AMEN merchandise earned during the Tour will be split equally among the Band Members. In the event that the Band Members stop rendering their services pursuant to a breach by Casey hereunder, then they shall be entitled to such 'net receipts' earned up to the date of such resignation with a minimum total amount equal to Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000). As used herein, 'net receipts' shall mean gross proceeds actually received by AMEN from sales at live performances less any applicable venue charge and other costs and expenses incurred in connection with such tour sales (e.g., tour sales employees, costs of manufacturing, third party royalties, third party commissions, etc.).

"3. This agreement contains the entire understanding of the parties hereto relating to the subject matter hereof and cannot be changed or terminated except by an instrument signed by both parties. All remedies, rights, undertakings, obligations, and agreements contained in this agreement shall be cumulative and none of them shall be in limitation of any other remedy, right, undertaking, obligation or agreement of either party. The parties hereto specifically acknowledge that they have been advised to seek their own independent counsel concerning the interpretation and legal effect of this agreement and each party has either obtained such counsel or has intentionally refrained from doing so and has knowingly and voluntarily waived such right.

"IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this agreement to be executed effective as of the first date appearing above.

"Casey Chaos, Rich Jones, Matt Montgomery, Scott S. Sorry, Luke Johnson"

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