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12 Shocking Crimes in Rock + Metal History

As long as there has been rock and metal music, there have been rock and metal musicians getting in trouble with the law. Usually they are minor offenses resulting in a fine or maybe a few days in jail. However, there have been some musicians who have committed serious and sometimes shocking crimes.

Recently, there have been some truly shocking crimes, including a murder-for-hire plot by As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis, and a disturbing child sexual assault case involving Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins. Both of those musicians are currently behind bars as they’ve begun to serve lengthy prison sentences.

There are also legendary crimes, like Ozzy Osbourne infamously urinating on the Alamo incident back in 1982. Check out the gallery above of the dirty dozen list of crimes committed by rock and metal stars, some which are strange and others that are heinous.

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