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Ariel Pink settles million dollar lawsuit with drummer

By | Published on Thursday 19 September 2013

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

Prolific musician Ariel Pink has settled a lawsuit with his former drummer Aaron Sperske, who claimed he had been “squeezed out” of Pink’s band – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – and should be given $1 million in damages (I know, right?), along with profits from the songs he co-wrote on the band’s last album, ‘Mature Themes’, and royalties for future shows where those songs are performed.

According to Pitchfork, the two parties have now reached an undisclosed out of court financial settlement. Pink’s lawyer Dan Kapelovitz told the website: “We are very pleased with the results of this case, and that it has been settled to the satisfaction of all of the parties. Ariel Pink and the other musicians can now focus on creating music instead of defending a federal lawsuit”.