Aerosmith's former manager David Krebs is suing the group for libel after bandmates Steve Tyler and Joe Perry criticised him on a TV show.

Krebs took offence to a BEHIND THE MUSIC documentary, which aired on cable channel VH1 last week (beg01SEP03), claiming Perry and Tyler defamed his name and ruined his reputation.

Krebs, who managed the group from 1972 to 1984 insists, "This is not about money, it's about principle and truth."

Apparently, Aerosmith are still fuming about the contract Krebs and former partner, STEVE LEBER, cemented - a deal the band maintains caused them to receive an unfair percentage of their publishing rights.

Krebs also says he tried to phone Tyler after the programme aired in America but never got a response.

11/09/2003 09:05