Former ADLER'S APPETITE Members Claim Ownership Of Band's Name, Threaten Legal Action

Former ADLER'S APPETITE members Jizzy Pearl (vocals; RATT, LOVE/HATE), Keri Kelli (guitar; VINCE NEIL, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT) and Robbie Crane (bass; VINCE NEIL, RATT) have issued the following statement:

"Concerning the recent departure of members of ADLER'S APPETITE, Keri, Robbie and Jizzy would like to address the situation. The truth is none of the partners have quit ADLER'S APPETITE. In February of 2003 Keri Kelli and Ryan Johnson (former ADLER'S APPETITE manager) recruited each band member, Johnson later came up with the moniker 'ADLER'S APPETITE.' On October 19th, 2004 in the state of California, Jizzy Pearl, Keri Kelli, Robbie Crane & Steven Adler [ex-GUNS N' ROSES] entered into a signed and notarized partnership agreement as 'ADLER'S APPETITE,' legally binding them as equal partners. The partnership has sole ownership and control of the name 'ADLER'S APPETITE,' the EP Masters, the ADLER'S APPETITE website, DBA and all present and future interests from records, merchandise and/or touring under the 'ADLER'S APPETITE' name. The ADLER'S APPETITE name and logo are registered trademarks owned by the partnership and its four partners. In accordance with the partnership agreement, no one single member has the right or authority to hire or fire anyone without a majority vote from all four partners. Steven Adler has violated this agreement and is in jeopardy of losing his share of the partnership and his right to the ADLER'S APPETITE name. Booking agents, promoters, club owners, record companies, merchandisers and any and all hired players should be aware that a legal partnership and trademark exists and anyone reproducing the ADLER'S APPETITE trademarked name and/or logo, anyone entering into any business affairs as ADLER'S APPETITE without the express written consent of all four legal partners are subject to full legal action.

"Keri Kelli, Jizzy Pearl and Robbie Crane want to thank all the fans for their support and apologize for the confusion."

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