GoFundMe Launched For 3TEETH Drummer Nick Rossi Following Recent Theft

Thieves recently broke into 3TEETH drummer Nick Rossi’s car and made off with his laptops, hard drives, in-ear monitors, passport, midi keyboard, GoPro cameras and more. You can help him out by donating via GoFundMe.

Rossi commented:

“On Saturday February 20th, my backpack was stolen from my car. Anyone who knows me, knows this backpack contains my whole life in it. My backpack holds everything I need to keep my world spinning: two laptops I use to keep what little income I have left coming in via drum lessons and audio visual work, as well as all of my music production equipment, software, and programs. Also gone are my in-ear monitors, headphones, 3 GoPro cameras, passport, midi keyboard, several hard drives, notebooks full of ideas, plans, song charts, aspirations, inspirations…gone. My stomach still twists into knots at the feeling of this thief violating my space and belongings.

In an instant I felt the last connection I had left to my career had been severed. Being a musician whose primary role in the music industry is live performances and touring, I was already working extremely hard to remain active behind the scenes in new roles while my livelihood suffered the standstill, and intense uncertainty brought on by COVID-19. This theft was salt in an already gaping wound. It added severe insult to injury. It was a swift, malicious kick while I was already down.

I filed a police report with the LAPD, though they all but assured me the backpack was gone for good. I also hit a wall with insurance that ruled out filing a claim. I spent Monday evening listing out what I had lost and adding up the cost to replace it all. When I finished my stomach sank as I looked at a figure approaching $5,000.

Exhausting every other resource, I have created this campaign to humbly ask for your help. 100% of proceeds go directly to helping me replace what was stolen in the shortest amount of time so I can get back to work. I know times are tough for many of us right now, so please do not feel any obligation to me. Please only consider supporting me if you can afford to do so.”

[via The PRP]

After The Burial’s Gear & Merch Stolen

After The Burial recently lost some gear and merch during a robbery. The thieves made off with the items after breaking into drummer Dan Carle’s storage space in Virginia, MN.

Carle commented:

“I’ve been informed of some bad news today. I store my band’s touring gear locally in Virginia, MN. Unfortunately someone has broke into where I keep everything and robbed a handful of valuable gear along with After The Burial merchandise. A police report has been filed but I just wanted to put the word out to everyone and let you know what items were taken in case anyone spots them around town. These are the items:

– (4) Elation Protron 3K LED Strobes
– (1) Mesa Boogie 6X10 Traditional Bass Cab
– Tons of After The Burial merchandise, t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and cds that were never available online, they were tour exclusive merch.

If anyone sees any of these items around town, I’d appreciate it so very much if you could message me the details so I can be a better help to the police in tracking down the culprits. The circumstances of the theft make it obvious more than one person was involved. Theft is a very big problem in the area and the most important thing to me is tracking these people down so that it doesn’t happen to anyone else. Thank you and I hope to see you all again soon.”

[via The PRP]

Filter Frontman Richard Patrick’s Studio Broken Into

A thief recently broke into Filter frontman Richard Patrick‘s studio and stole an iMac containing “all of [his] work for the past 4 years.” Fortunately, he went on to say that he had previously “backed it up.” Patrick shared the below photos from the break in:

[via The PRP]

Nearly $95,000 Worth Of Tool Guitarist Adam Jones’ New Signature Guitars Stolen In Whiteland, Indiana

On October 30, a pallet containing 13 of Tool guitarist Adam Jones‘ new 1979 Les Paul Custom signature guitars were stolen from a Sweetwater truck at a truck stop in Whiteland, Indiana. The instruments were said to be worth nearly $95,000.

Sweetwater‘s Chief Supply Chain and Merchandising Officer Phil Rich commented:

“Somehow out of a truck full of guitars, this ONE pallet was singled out and stolen at a truck stop. Totaling close to $95,000 in guitars, we feel this person(s) knew exactly what to look for and when.”

Gibson‘s CMO Cesar Gueikian added:

“These guitars were the dream guitars of 13 Gibson and Adam Jones fans, who had been patiently waiting for them to be delivered. We have decided to publish the serial numbers of the 13 stolen guitars and are appealing to all of Gibson’s fans to keep an eye out for them and let us know if they surface. Our fans should ask any third-party sellers for a serial number before purchasing to be sure they are not being sold one of the stolen guitars.”

Detective Kenny Polley of the Whiteland Police Department is currently on the case and he is seeking information regarding the theft. If you know anything, you can contact him at KPolley@whitelandpd.us or (317) 535-8100. Here’s the serial numbers:

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Static-X And Dope Lose Nearly $200,000 Worth Of Gear In Warehouse Theft

Static-X and Dope have lost nearly $200,000 worth of gear in a theft at their shared warehouse space in Los Angeles, CA. The bands shared a list of all the stolen items.

The following was also said in a press release:

“Platinum selling International recording artists STATIC-X have filed a police report with the LAPD, siting that their warehouse space (which is also shared with the band Dope) was recently robbed of nearly 200K worth of touring equipment during the Corona Virus Lockdown.

The two bands were advised the two bands to take the story public, in order to help raise awareness with other small business owners and bands alike. Below is a form where you can enter an anonymous tip to help the LAPD find those who stole the gear.

“With most of us in locked down, and those who aren’t locked down, wearing masks in public, apparently it’s a great time to be a thief”. says Static-X drummer Ken Jay.

The band has released a statement on the robbery.

We want to encourage our community to keep a close eye on your property and on your facilities during this unprecedented time. We also ask for our fans to keep an eye out for the stolen items and maybe we can help the police find these people.

The band has publicized a list of stolen equipment here, complete with many of the serial numbers. The list includes: Multiple LED video panels, 2 drum kits, 40+ cymbals, various high end audio/video gear, microphones, racks, branded backdrops, etc.

“This is tough one to swallow ” says Edsel Dope. “Our bands are small businesses that have developed and refined our touring systems over years. The amount of time and effort that has gone into building out the tech and AV the production alone is hard to quantify. It’s a lot of money. We own all of our own gear and have built our touring business through years of hard work and continuous investment back into ourselves.”

“In the end, we recognize that there are far worse things happening around the world.

We want to send out positive vibes to everyone in this crazy time. Stay safe, protect yourself from ALL the threats, and take care of each other.

We will learn from this and take the necessary steps to rebuild during this down time, while allowing ourselves to be a cautionary tale for others.

Stay safe and see you soon!”

Static-X and + DOPE +

SEND AN ANONYMOUS TIP HERE: >>> https://static-x.org/pages/stolen-gear

The Word Alive Release New Shirt To Help Recoup Losses Following Recent Theft

As previously reported, The Word Alive recently lost $10,000 worth of items after thieves broke into their van in Sacramento, CA. Now, the group have since released a new shirt to help recoup some of those losses.

The Word Alive Lose About $10,000 Worth Of Items During Recent Theft

While in Sacramento, CA last night (March 3), thieves ended up stealing about $10,000 worth of items from The Word Alive. Tyler “Telle” Smith tweeted the following about that:

Police Find Dayseeker’s Stolen Van

As previously reported, Dayseeker’s van, trailer, and gear were stolen late last year while the band were in Fullerton, CA. However, the trailer was eventually recovered and police have since found the van as well. Unfortunately, the gear was never recovered. Despite this, the band think they raised enough money on GoFundMe to cover the rest.

Dayseeker’s Van, Trailer, & Gear Stolen In California

Dayseeker’s van, trailer, and gear were stolen while the band were in Fullerton, CA. The band commented:

“Our van and trailer were stolen last night in Fullerton, CA. It had most of our equipment (list attached) and we are really hurting at the moment. A police report has been filed but if you see a Black Ford Transit w/ a White Trailer, please notify us and the police. Van license plate: 8DYW715 Please keep an eye out for this kit and any of the other gear on Craigslist, at pawnshops, etc. If you have any information, reach out to us immediately. We don’t know how this is going to turn out but sharing this really helps ♥️ thanks for your love and support.”

Music Gear That Used To Belong To Randy Rhoads Stolen From Musonia School Of Music

Music gear that used to belong to late Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads has been stolen from the Musonia School Of Music in North Hollywood, CA. The sad news was confirmed by Randy’s sister Kathy Rhoads-D’Argenzio.

Kathy said the following:

“My heart is BROKEN. Some one broke into Our beloved Musonia …. And”Stoled History” 😪😪😪😪😪😪 everything is being assessed and under investigation. So no post as yet to exactly what was taken. I’m just at a loss for words right now. So very sad. Musonia was totally ransacked and suffered major damage.”

The administrator of The Randy Rhoads Society Facebook page also commented:

“Very sad turn of events! I just got a call from Kathy Rhoads and she is extremely upset at what’s happened to the Rhoads family and Musonia. I’ve been informed that someone has broken into MUSONIA and stolen Delores Rhoads instruments & some of Randy’s Quiet Riot gear! Completely unbelievable that someone would do this to the Rhoads family whom are always there for the fans and are very friendly and approachable. Totally blows me away! I have been asked by Kathy Rhoads to put this info out there, especially to the people in LA. We hope that someone will maybe hear something or maybe be of help acquiring the stuff back for Kathy Rhoads & family. If anyone hears anything or comes across any of the stolen items please contact us here at The Randy Rhoads Society. I was told by Kathy that they can’t really give too much info as of right now due to an active investigation. Regardless it’s very sad to hear as Randy & Delores are no longer with us which makes these stolen items priceless and irreplaceable. I will pass on more info as I get it . Any help finding info or the stolen items is much appreciated. It’s sad someone would do this to the Randy’s family! Kathy is understandably very upset right now.”

[via Blabbermouth]