David Lee Roth has filed suit against Warner Bros. Records and his former bandmates in Van Halen, claiming he was underpaid royalties, Billboard Bulletin reports. According to the suit -- filed Wednes

David Lee Roth has filed suit against Warner Bros. Records and his former bandmates in Van Halen, claiming he was underpaid royalties, Billboard Bulletin reports. According to the suit -- filed Wednesday in California Superior Court for Los Angeles county -- Warner Bros. Records and Van Halen signed a 1996 contract to raise the royalty rate on the band's catalog.

Roth argues that the 1996 agreement was instituted without his knowledge and was a "plan to divert royalties" due to him. Roth claims to be owed 25% of Van Halen's royalties, per a contract he signed upon leaving the band in 1986. He seeks damages to be determined at trial.

A Warner Bros. Records spokesperson was unavailable for comment.

Van Halen is still label-less following its 2001 exit from Warner Bros. The group has not released a studio album since 1998's "Van Halen 3," recorded with since-ousted vocalist Gary Cherone.