The band Coldplay is fighting over millions with their former manager. Both parties have apparently now sued each other, as the British newspaper “The Guardian” reports.

Dave Holmes, who managed Coldplay from 2005 to 2022, sued the group for 10 million pounds (around 11.5 million euros) in the UK in August. The sum therefore results from “unpaid commissions” that he believes he is entitled to. The ex-manager claims that the sum relates to two unreleased albums that he supposedly worked on with the band.

In a new counterclaim, the band around frontman Chris Martin (46) has now rejected Holmes’ claim. According to the Guardian, Coldplay is demanding damages of 14 million pounds (around 16 million euros). The newspaper reports, citing the Times, that the band claims in the lawsuit, among other things, that their former manager caused the tour costs to skyrocket. Another accusation: He is said to have used his relationship with the stars to get loans.

When asked about the counterclaim, a spokesman for Holmes told the Times that the allegations were “fictitious.” According to the Guardian, the statement continued: “Coldplay had a contract with Dave, they refuse to honor it and they must pay Dave what they owe him.” According to the newspaper, the case could go to court if the parties do not reach an agreement.

The British pop-rock band Coldplay consists of Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland (46), Will Champion (45) and Guy Berryman (45). The musicians rose to become one of the world’s most successful bands in the 2000s.