Third Eye Blind Sued By Ex-Guitarist

If Third Eye Blind thought that its messy breakup with guitarist and songwriter Kevin Cadogan was over, the band got a rude awakening late last week.

Cadogan filed a multi-million dollar federal lawsuit against his former band and its frontman, Stephan Jenkins, on Friday in San Francisco, setting up the next chapter in a split that came to light in January. Cadogan's ten-count complaint names at least ten defendants and lists such wrongdoings as fraud and breach of contract.

A spokesperson for Third Eye Blind had no comment on the suit.

Cadogan split with the group in January and was replaced by guitarist Tony Fredianelli, who had recorded with the band in the past (see "Third Eye Blind Splits With Guitarist"). The personnel move was followed by a minor volley of words between Cadogan and the 3EB camp about the level of the guitarist's creative input to the band.