Sly Stone–of 60s-70s hippie-funk fame–had quite a time at Coachella this past April, an event that has come back in the form of legal trouble from his former manager, Jerry Goldstein. More after the jump.
Goldstein recently decided to continue on with his countersuit against Stone on the grounds of slander. Sly’s Coachella performance–which was strange, to say the least–included the former funk star discussing his legal troubles and claiming that Goldstein robbed him of an undetermined amount of money.
“What he did was he stole so much money at the same time I made so much money that I didn’t know I was being stolen from,” said stone of Goldstein, among other things.
A Los Angeles judge has since ruled Stone’s claims slanderous and has denied a move by Stone’s lawyers to dismiss the allegations altogether.
Stone filed a $50 million lawsuit against Goldstein back in January for a number of alleged misgivings, including fraud and breach of contract.
MXDWN covered the Coachella performance in question back in April, some of which you can see below:
Stone arrived nearly nearly four hours late to the performance and had to perform on a different stage. Scheduled for a 7 p.m. time slot at the main stage, Stone eventually began his show around 10:45 in a much smaller area known as the Mojave Tent. His performance is by and large described as sad and incoherent, a trainwreck that appalled most audience members.
Former staff writer Ashley Campbell described the event, saying that Stone’s band “was just as confused as the audience and didn’t seem sure how to handle his abandonment of practically every song.”