Rammstein’s Till Lindemann has been accused of assaulting a 54-year-old man at a hotel bar. The altercation occurred at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany on June 8 and it reportedly started after the man insulted Lindemann’s female companion. According to Bild, the man told the woman “I would pay double for you,” essentially implying she was prostitute. This angered Lindemann, who decided to confront the man. The man then clenched his fists and tried to get Lindemann to fight him outside. The vocalist responded by hitting him in the face with his elbow, leaving him with a bloody nose and possibly a broken jaw. Police are currently investigating the incident.
According to TMZ, Karim Chmielinski, aka Amen frontman Casey Chaos, could be facing a felony charge for domestic violence. The singer was arrested on June 4 following a violent altercation between him and a woman at his San Fernando Valley area home. When police arrived at the house, they found the woman with a bloodied face, but she ended up refusing medical aid. It is unknown what the relationship between Chmielinski and the alleged victim is, but he claimed she is not his girlfriend. The vocalist was released on a $50,000 bond and his attorney Elon Berk had the following to say about the situation:
“It’s clear that these accusations against Casey are absolutely false. The house where the alleged incident occurred was full of witnesses who have all given statements to police and are willing to testify in court as to the falsity of these accusations.”
10 News WTSP have shared a new report with more details regarding the December 10 arrest of Cannibal Corpse’s Pat O’Brien. As previously reported, the guitarist was arrested near his Northdale, Florida home for burglary and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.
The 53-year-old broke into a Northdale home at around 6:57 PM while two people were inside. After the musician was told to leave, he pushed down a woman and ran into the backyard. One of the residents told ABC Action News that O’Brien seemed to be hallucinating and that he was speaking of “the rapture.” He also claimed “someone was after him” and even tried to hide in the closet.
Authorities found O’Brien hiding near a fence and they used an electronic control device to disarm him after he ran towards a deputy with a knife.
O’Brien‘s Northdale home was also on fire at the time of the incident. Hillsborough County firefighters say their was military-style flamethrowers and exploding ammunition inside the house, making it harder to put out. In fact, there was so many firearms that ATF agents and a bomb squad were both sent to the scene. The guitarist was apparently trying to get away from his burning house when responders arrived. He was arrested less than .5 miles away.
Neighbors say O’Brien was an “avid gun collector” and that he did not appear to show signs of odd behavior prior to the incident.
O’Brien made his first court appearance yesterday (December 11) and a judge said he must undergo drug testing before being allowed to be released on a $50,000 bond. The musician wore an anti-suicide vest in court with his hands and feet restrained.
As previously reported, Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien was arrested for burglary and aggravated assault on an officer as his Northdale, Florida home was burning with exploding ammunition inside. Now, the musician has made his first court appearance, where a judge said he must undergo drug testing before being allowed to be released on a $50,000 bond. Interestingly, O’Brien was wearing an anti-suicide vest in court with his hands and feet restrained. WFLA News shared the below video report:
UPDATE: O’Brien has now made an appearance in court.
Last night (December 10), Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien was arrested near his Northdale, Florida home for burglary and aggravated assault on an officer.
According to abcactionnews.com, the 53-year-old reportedly broke into a Northdale home at around 6:57 PM while two people were inside. After the musician was told to leave, he pushed down one of the victims and ran into the backyard. Authorities found O’Brien hiding near a fence and they used an electronic control device to disarm him after he ran towards a deputy with a knife.
Oddly, O’Brien‘s Northdale home was also on fire at the time of the incident. Hillsborough County firefighters say their was military-style flamethrowers and exploding ammunition inside the house, making it harder to put out. The guitarist was apparently trying to get away from his burning house when responders arrived. He was arrested less than .5 miles away.
This news comes just one day after Cannibal Corpse announced a North American tour with Slayer.
Intronaut have parted ways with Danny Walker (also of Phobia, etc.). The band decided to fire the drummer after he allegedly assaulted his ex:
“Due to some recent activity that we as individuals have zero tolerance for, Danny Walker is no longer the drummer in Intronaut.
The remaining three members will continue to write and prepare to record our 6th full length album.
We’re not sure who will play drums in our band from now on. If you’re out there, shout us a holler. firstname.lastname@example.org”
Walker also issued his own statement denying the allegations:
“I wanted to wait to make a statement here, but there’s some serious allegations of me being a woman beater. My recent ex had a friend of ours post pictures of her with a black eye which was self inflicted. She’s doing everything she can to create a smear campaign and it’s working. She’s involving all my bands and trying to ruin my music career. I’m really seeing who my real friends are.
Thank you to all who have taken my side. Enough is enough. If you have questions and or concerns about this feel free to message me, but this is out of hand! I’d love to get to the bottom of this. There are always two sides to every story. Instead of drawing your own conclusions maybe listen. Thanks and hope we can all get past this. I will be doing what I can take legal action. I am literally in tears.”
MetalSucks are also reporting that an anonymous source, who happens to be a prominent musician in the metal community, told them two other women have accused Walker of assault as well.
Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme apparently kicked Shutterstock photographer Chelsea Lauren in the face while she was photographing the band at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas yesterday (December 9). In an interview with Variety, she said that the “incident was unprovoked” and that it was “obviously very intentional.”
Lauren also added the following about Homme, who was actually even smiling before he assaulted her:
“Josh was coming over and I was pretty excited, I’ve never actually photographed Queens Of The Stone Age before, I was really looking forward to it. I saw him coming over and I was shooting away. The next thing I know his foot connects with my camera and my camera connects with my face, really hard. He looked straight at me, swung his leg back pretty hard and full-blown kicked me in the face. He continued performing, I was startled, I kind of stopped looking at him, I just got down and was holding my face because it hurt so badly.”
Lauren was able to return to shoot Thirty Seconds To Mars and Muse before going to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment. She plans to file a police report today (December 10), saying she feels like it is necessary because it isn’t right for Homme to be able to “kick people in the face and not get in trouble because he’s a musician.”
Many have speculated that Homme was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, because he was doing other odd things as well, such as allegedly cutting his head with a knife, calling the audience “retards” and telling them to boo him and take their pants off. He went on to tell the crowd that he wanted to give them “a night [they will] never remember,” and then proceeded to insult the evening’s headliners Muse by yelling “Fuck Muse!.”
Homme has since issued a written and video apology to Lauren:
“Last night, while in a state of being lost in performance, I kicked over various lighting and equipment on our stage. Today it was brought to my attention that this included a camera held by photographer Chelsea Lauren. I did not mean for that to happen and I am very sorry. I would never intentionally cause harm to anyone working at or attending one of our shows and I hope Chelsea will accept my sincere apology.”