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As long as there's been music, there have been musicians who get into trouble with the law.

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Vixen: "Trademark infringement"
The late Jan Kuehnemund sued in 1998 to reclaim the rights to her band Vixen's name forcing the erstwhile glam metal band, which shifted to pure rock when it was refounded a year prior by her previous bandmates Janet Gardner and Roxy Petrucci, to dissolve. Despite this, the three reconciled by 2001. An attempted reunion that year turned sour. Fortunately, the band's late 1980s/early 1990s lineup got together again and appeared on MTV's Bands Reunited only for one 2004 episode, thanks to that program.
Joey F.
Chris Brown: "Domestic violence case"
In 2009, Chris achieved significant attention from the media after he pleaded guilty to felony assault of his then-girlfriend, fellow singer Rihanna. He was then sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service.
Jonathan King: "Molesting Young Boys"
In September 2001, he was convicted of child sexual abuse and sentenced to seven years in prison, for having sexually assaulted five boys, aged 14 and 15, in the 1980s. In May 2017, he was again charged with historical sexual offences.
Geri Halliwell: "Shoplifitng"
She was revealed to have been convicted of shoplifting before she was famous.
Ujj Sör Farkas: "Murder"
In a 1994 stage tour, the lead guitarist stabbed a judge in the cheekbone. He was sentenced for 7 years 5 months and 256 days.
Remy Ma: "Attempted murder"
She was in prison for over 6 years for shooting someone who fortunately survived.
Faron Young: "Assault"
On September 17, 1972, Faron Young was a featured artist at a country-western music concert in Clarksburg, West Virginia. At some point during the show, Young grabbed a six-year-old girl (whom he accused of spitting on him) and spanked her hard. By the time the girl’s parents could summon law enforcement, Young and his entourage had left the Clarksburg show to attend their next gig. The troupe’s tour bus was stopped on U.S. Highway 50, and Young was taken into custody. He appeared before a justice of the peace in Wood County, and he was fined $24 plus $11 court costs.
Don McLean: "Domestic violence"
On January 18, 2016, Don McLean was arrested in Camden, Maine for domestic violence. He pleaded guilty to the charges and paid a $3,660 fine.
Aaron Carter: "DUI/marijuana"
On July 15, 2017, Aaron Carter was arrested in Habersham County, Georgia for driving under the influence and possession of marijuana.
Flip Quit: "Arson"
The lead pianist for Flip Quit was arrested for charges of arson at an infant's birthday party. He was sentenced for 5 years.
Glen Campbell: "drunken driving"
On November 24, 2003, Glen Campbell was arrested in Phoenix, Arizona for drunken driving. Glen was later quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle as saying, “Boy, did that scare the hell out of me. I quit drinking, I can tell you that."
Steven Tyler: "Possession of marijuana"
On March 15, 1967, Steven Tyler was arrested in Yonkers, New York for possession of marijuana.
Phil Rudd of AC/DC: "Various"
2014 was a bad year for Phil Rudd. He ran a restaurant in New Zealand called 'Phil's Place' and was ordered to pay $70,000NZ to 3 former employees for unlawful termination. That same year his first solo album HEAD JOB was released but not promoted much by the record label and it bombed. Phil was busted for conspiracy to murder a record label exec but that was later dropped. He was also busted for meth and Mary Jane and was sentenced to 8 months home confinement. That meant that he couldn't tour on the AC/DC Rock Or Bust Tour. The band itself had their own problems, having rhythm guitarist Malcolm young out of the band because of dementia which took his life in 2017.
TNT Terminator
J. Geils: "DUI"
Ex-guitarist for the J. Geils got pulled over around Toledo for drunk driving recently.
J. Geils For President
Rolf Harris: "Molesting young girls"
Doing time in England, about 5 years and stripped of his knighthood. When he is finally released about 20 women in Australia have come forward and new charges are likely to be laid. Basically they claim he fucked them when they were little girls. Also Cliff Richard's past is being looked at by Scotland yard. A man has come forward who says Cliff molested him when he was a teenager.
Gerald X
Cher: "Auto theft"
Cher, then age 13, apparently stole a car for a "joy ride." Her LAPD mug shot can be found on line. (Believe it or not, she even looks pretty in it...)
Jeff Missinne
As I Lay Dying: "Attempted assassination"
On May 7, 2013, lead singer Tim Lambesis was arrested in Oceanside, California, for attempting to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife Meggan Murphy Lambesis, and, according to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, was charged with soliciting “an undercover detective to kill his wife.” Lambesis allegedly approached someone at a gym and asked if he knew anyone who would kill his wife. On February 25, 2014, Lambesis changed his plea from "not guilty" to "guilty" and was sentenced to six years in prison on May 16, 2014 and credited with 48 days for time served.
Danny Hates Dubstep
Axl Rose: "Causing A Riot"
Stemming from an incident in Montreal in which Metallica singer and gutarist James Hetfield was injured in a pyrotechnics accident.
James suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns on his arms, legs, and chest after he walked straight into pyrotechnic display by accident.
Axl's show lasted about 45 minutes until he walked off stage and that's when the fans started rioting and tearing the Montreal Centre apart. Since then Guns N Roses have no longer been allowed in Montreal.
Lostprophets: "Child Pornography"
For which lead singer Ian Watkins was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Lil Kim: "Lying To Police and Obstruction of Justice"
Lil Kim whose real name is Kimberly Jones was tried and convicted of lying to the police stemming from an incident in which her rap entourage was shooting at a rival rap entourage.

She was sentenced for her crime to a year and one day in jail and a fine of $50,000.

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