Slaves Frontman Jonny Craig Released Following Scottsdale, AZ Arrest, Band Comments

As previously reported, Slaves’ Jonny Craig was arrested for criminal damage and disorderly conduct during the band’s March 12 show at Pub Rock Live in Scottsdale, AZ. However, those charges have now been dropped, and Craig has been released.

The band commented:

“To confirm the rumors, Jonny Craig was arrested last night in Scottsdale, AZ.

As Slaves were performing on stage, an altercation was transpiring backstage between members of the band Ghost Town causing the venue to call the authorities. While police arrived, the bands set was hastily shut down 30 minutes early by cutting off all microphones on stage.

Unaware of what was happening (along with the fans), Jonny “dropped the mic” and damaged a few microphones (approximately $60 dollars worth of damages, which were paid for by the band). In response, the police handcuffed and arrested Jonny for criminal damage. This was obviously an excessive use of force (realized later), resulting in all charges to be dropped and Jonny to be immediately released.

We want to thank all fans, old & new for their support on the release of our new album & coming out to this tour.

We’ll see you again soon,



Slaves Frontman Jonny Craig Arrested At Scottsdale, AZ Show

UPDATE: Craig has now been released with the charges having been dropped.

Original Story:

According to Lambgoat, Slaves’ Jonny Craig was arrested during the band’s March 12 show at Pub Rock Live in Scottsdale, AZ. The frontman was charged with criminal damage and disorderly conduct. He will remain in custody until he is arraigned.

Slaves’ Jonny Craig Denies Rape Allegations

In a series of tweets, Slaves’ Jonny Craig has denied the recent rape and sexual misconduct allegations against him. You can see his full compiled statement below.


“Let me make it clear. I have never raped ANYONE or sexual assulted anyone. You can say i am many things. A junkie. A theif. A cheater a shitty BF for sure. you can call me many things but in NO WAY do i condone hurting someone like that! Sometimes i say mean shit and don’t think Before i speak.. like saying i will burn said persons house down if she sold my stuff. All I’m thinking about it is my shoes that cost more than her rent. Stupid i know.

I have no hate towards any of these girls. I dont care about about two of them and I’m sorry that I was on Drugs and i didn’t think about anyone but myself. Im sorry we had horrible relationships and you stayed knowing i was an addict and cared more about the drugs then you. That being said Goodluck with your lives because i am willing to work with any law inforcment agencies to Help clear my name of this serious but untrue slander and to help show that my band and I do not promote violence towards anyone esp woman.

We want all those who have really been hurt to be able to step forward without being scared. This all being said as A man I’m going to Take all the mistakes i have made in my life and in these past relationships and apply them to making sure i treat @taylorndean with nothing but love and respect because being off heroin has allowed me to have a real perspective on life and how being the best man i can be For not only myself but for my fans and family is what’s most important to me in 2018.

Thank you so much for reading this and again i hope the best for all 3 of these lady’s and i hope they heal from whatever damage i have caused. One love. Positivity and the right people in your life can change everything. I am living proof. Oh yeah… and blunts hahah. Love you guys!”

[via The PRP]

Slaves Delay New Album “Beautiful Death” After Being Dropped By Artery Recordings

As previously reported, Slaves were dropped by Artery Recordings, assumedly due to the disturbing sexual assault, abuse, and misconduct allegations against frontman Jonny Craig. As a result, the group’s new album “Beautiful Death“ has been delayed until February 16. The band commented:

“Hey Everyone,

As some of you may have heard, we recently parted ways with our label Artery Recordings. Because of this the release date will move to February 16th so our new team can get everything in order. The good news is ‘Beautiful Death’ will now be released through The Orchard/Sony Music.”

Slaves Dropped By Artery Recordings

It looks like Slaves have been dropped by Artery Recordings. The label made the announcement in a tweet, which you can see below. They didn’t give an exact reason for their decision, but it is assumed that they dropped the band due to the disturbing sexual assault, abuse, and misconduct allegations against frontman Jonny Craig. This news comes just one day after Artery Recordings had confirmed a January 12 release date for the group’s new album “Beautiful Death.“

Members Of Pierce The Veil, Slaves, & We Came As Romans Accused Of Sexual Assault & Physical Abuse

In the wake of the #metoo movement, many people have been finding the courage to open up about sexual assault, physical abuse, etc. This has led to a number of disturbing accusations in the music world, including allegations against members of Pierce The Veil, Slaves, and We Came As Romans.

Mike Fuentes (Pierce The Veil) has been accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with 16 year old girl from California about 10 years ago.

Update: Another woman, Shannon Bray, has come forward saying Fuentes asked her for nudes when she was 15, and tried to initiate a relationship with her. She has since spoken to Loudwire saying they had no physical contact, other than hand holding, and that she didn’t send any photos.

Jonny Craig (Slaves) has also been accused of misconduct with a 16 year old, sexual assault, and domestic abuse.

Kyle Pavone (We Came As Romans) has been accused of assaulting a woman after she didn’t end up sleeping with him.

You can read more disturbing stories involving members of Don Bronco, With Confidence, etc. at

[via The PRP]