Mick Taylor was horrified after reading he plans to sue THE Rolling Stones - because he's still friendly with his former bandmates.
A British newspaper alleged the guitarist, who played with the group from 1969 until 1974, wanted to take the rockers to court for unpaid royalties.
But the star's manager insists the speculation is completely false as Taylor "doesn't feel any need to sue" the group, fronted by Sir Mick Jagger.
Jeff Allen tells NME.com, "He certainly didn't say that he was going to sue the Stones. Mick's got a very good relationship with the Stones.
"In fact, the last time we met up with them, him and Keith (Richards) were like long-lost lovers - hugging each other and happy to see each other. When Mick was ill either six or eight weeks ago with some kind of chest complaint, Mick Jagger had his office phone up to see what was going on, and then he phoned up the hospital just to check on Mick because they were worried about him.
"So there's absolutely no animosity between Mick and the Stones. You can imagine the shock, horror and disbelief when that article came out."