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Lostprophets Members Offer Statement on Singer Ian Watkins’ Multiple Child Sex Offense Charges

Lostprophets: Facebook Following the arrest of Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins for various unfathomable charges involving children, the rock world has held its breath with an unhinged discomfort. Facing some of the most heinous charges in recent memory, Watkins now finds himself sitting in a jail cell. Now, his bandmates have offered an official statement, citing their current “state of shock.” The official charges brought against Watkins include conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a 1-year-old female, two incidents of “sexual touching” involving young children and possession and distribution of “indecent images of children,” along with “extreme” animal pornography. These charges are enough to cause any human being’s jaw to drop, and Watkins is now scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 31 after he and his two alleged female conspirators, aged 20 and 24, were denied bail. Lostprophets have just offered a written statement addressing the situation via their official website: Following charges made today against Ian Watkins, we find ourselves in a state of shock. We are learning about the details of the investigation along with you. It is a difficult time for us and our families, and we want to thank our fans for their support as we seek answers. Jamie, Lee, Luke, Mike and Stu Stay tuned for further developments as news continues to break. [button href=”” title=”Lostprophets Singer Arrested for Child Sex Offense Charges ” align=”center”]

Duff McKagan’s Loaded Rolling Out ‘The Taking’ Film in 10 Vignettes

YouTube Duff McKagan is taking a little different approach to promoting ‘The Taking’ album, as he’s got a full-length film that goes along with the music. McKagan and his band Loaded intend to show off the new movie in a series of 10 vignettes that will roll out on the band’s YouTube page . The first episode has just gone online and can be seen below. More episodes will follow every Tuesday at the site through Jan. 1, 2013. In the first episode, we get to see McKagan and his band play the new track ‘Executioner’s Song,’ followed by a portion of a day in the life of the group. The singer-bassist is up at the crack of dawn, hanging out by the sea, plotting a band meeting and we get to see him waking all of his bandmates up for what could be one of their most important shows to date. Over the course of the ten episodes, we get to see not only his bandmates — Mike Squires, Jeff Rouse, and Isaac Carpenter — but also some of McKagan’s musical pals like Alice in Chains ‘ Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney, Guns N’ Roses ‘ Gilby Clarke, the Sex Pistols ‘ Steve Jones, ZZ Top ‘s Billy F. Gibbons , and Motorhead ‘s Lemmy Kilmister . The movie portion of ‘The Taking’ comes from Black Dahlia Films in association with Eagle Rock Entertainment. So be sure to tune in each Tuesday to the YouTube Channel for Duff McKagan’s Loaded ‘The Taking’ to catch a new scene from the movie. ‘The Taking’ album is out now. Watch Episode 1 of ‘The Taking’ Featuring Duff McKagan’s Loaded ? [button href=”” title=”Next: Susan Holmes-McKagan — Hottest Rockstar Wives” align=”center”]

Motley Crue’s Vince Neil: ‘My Voice After All These Years Is Probably the Best It’s Ever Been’

Mary Ouellette, In a comment that just begs for discussion, Motley Crue singer Vince Neil states in a recent interview that his voice is “probably” better than it’s ever been in his career. At age 51, it’s not easy for anyone to keep their voice sounding crisp, or to keep a positive relationship with your bandmates after over 30 years (especially if your band happens to be Motley Crue) but Neil claims that both are still great. First, Neil spoke to about his broken foot and how it affects his stage performances. “It’s still broke!,” Neil exclaims. “It broke in two spots, but it broke to where you can’t cast it, so I have to wear a boot. But the boot that the doctors gave me keeps it pretty steady, so onstage I can get around. But I’m mostly hopping — well, not hopping, but it’s a big boot so it’s a little awkward. But I didn’t have to cancel any shows or anything, so it’s all good. It’s going to take three to six months to heal, they said.” Speaking on his current relationship with his Motley Crue bandmates, which has been famously complicated over the years, Neil says, “Our relationship’s great. No, we have a great time. On the road, they have the families out, so it’s a different thing. We travel separately because Tommy [Lee] will have his kids out, and Nikki [Sixx] will have his kids, and stuff like that.” Finally, Vince Neil speaks about the current quality of his singing voice. “My voice after all these years is probably the best it’s ever been. And I find that if I take a bunch of time off, it’s harder to kind of get that muscle going again. It’s like after you have a day off, the next day it’s a little tougher to sing some notes than if you had three shows in a row and it’s the third day. It’s just like working out — the more you use it, the stronger it gets.” We’ve got a question for anyone who has recently seen Crue live; does Vince Neil’s voice sound better than ever? Let us know in the comments section below.

The Devil Wears Prada’s Mike Hranica Talks ‘Dead Throne,’ Touring With Slipknot + Dance Parties

After a crushing set in a very rainy and dreary Hartford, Conn., for this year’s Mayhem Festival, we got the chance to chat with Mike Hranica of the Devil Wears Prada. Hranica talked about the band’s latest release ‘Dead Throne,’ as well as his friendship with his bandmates and crew and their penchant for dance parties. He also gushed about the opportunity to tour with Slipknot and why Mayhem is one

Green Day Unveil Details of Billie Joe Armstrong’s Recent Hospitalization

It’s been a whirlwind few days for the members of Green Day, who have gone from Italy — where they saw frontman Billie Joe Armstrong admitted to the hospital — to Los Angeles, where they’re prepping for their appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards tonight (Sept. 6). While Armstrong is apparently resting his voice for tonight’s festivities, his bandmates Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool found time to speak with

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