He can now earn money after six years of waiting...
Daniel Melia
16:18 23rd March 2005

Shaun Ryder - OrcShaun Ryder has reached a settlement in a legal action with Black Grape’s former management team which has meant his finances have been frozen for the past six years and his music career basically halted.

The former Happy Mondays front man is now free to keep his earnings once he has paid back debts he owes to his former bands representatives. The terms of the settlement have not been made public but Ryder is now free to continue his music career, starting at this weekends 48 Hour Party People event in London.

Speaking to 6 Music he said: "While the court case was going on all my income, meaning PRS, publishing, doing voiceovers, whether it was doing music for movies, anything, any way I earned income was frozen and sent to the court.

"It took just over six years for this to be resolved, right, and we've just come to a conclusion, to a closure almost, of that particular court case, so I am now allowed to keep me dough and earn my money.

On the outcome Ryder said: "You never get exactly what you want. Put it this way, it was amicable. You never do, do you, get exactly what you want, but we've got an end to it and I'm just happy it's all finished."