Six months after original member Steve Gorman sued the Black Crowes over a royalties dispute,

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the band and their former drummer are "engaged" in talks to settle the case.

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In 1991, Gorman, brothers Rich and Chris Robinson, and bassist Chuck Brandt (also known as Johnny Colt) formed a partnership to collect royalties for the group.

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In March, Gorman sued to make sure that he was getting the right amount of royalties and to check the records of the partnership.

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Gorman said that he had asked to look at the royalty accounting many times but was turned down. Among other things, he also sued for breach of contract.

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But documents filed by Gorman's lawyers show that an agreement is being worked on that would keep the case from going to court.

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No information about the settlement was given.

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The filing said, "The parties are actively talking about a settlement and are currently drafting deal terms that

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the parties expect will lead to an executed settlement and dismissal of this action."

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Rolling Stone asked the Black Crowes for a comment, but they didn't get back to us in time for press.

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