Monday, 30 July 2018

Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Shame

Music history is littered with rebellious figures who courted controversy and while some of the more troubled of these souls succumbed to their respective demons and left us with just the tales of their badassery, others got slammed into prison for a while and then carried on regardless.
Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys may not look like your common or garden drunken thug but after punching a bouncer, he went to jail for a few hours until he could be released on bail.
Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder spent the night in jail for public drunkenness and disturbing the peace while Bobby Brown was sat in cell for nine hours for the same offence but Justin Bieber served
24 hours in jail after being charged with drink driving, resisting arrest, driving with an expired license, and underage drinking and probably a few extra hours for that 'Baby' song.
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong served eight days in jail for a drink driving conviction and Glen Campbell served 10 days in jail for drink driving and leaving the scene of an accident.   
Paul McCartney had a close up view of a Japanese prison for nine days for drug possession and Vince Neil of Motley Crue spent 15 days in jail for vehicular manslaughter and drink driving.
George Michaels served four weeks in prison for drink driving and Mark Wahlberg spent 45 days in jail for beating a man with a stick.
Ozzy Osbourne spent six weeks in jail for shoplifting and several hours in jail later for urinating on the monument to The Alamo while dressed in his wife's clothes, nothing weird about that then.
John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas served one month for faking drug prescriptions and Lauryn Hill spent three months in prison for tax evasion which was a month shorter than Boy George of Culture Club fame who served four months in jail for false imprisonment of an escort and Barry White who stole $30,000 of Cadillac tyres and spent 4 months in the slammer.
50 Cent got 6 months for selling drugs, Billie Holiday served 10 months for drug possession as did David Crosby and Tupac Shakaur got 11 months for sexual assault.
Ike Turner served 17 months in prison for drug offences which is almost as long as Chuck Berry who was sentenced to 18 months in prison for transporting a 14 year old girl for immoral purposes but he must have liked it because he was later back in for another 120 days for tax evasion.
Gary Glitter was arrested for possession of child pornography and spent 2 months in prison and on his release moved to Vietnam and served three years in prison there for sex with underage girls.
James Brown spent six years in prison for aggravated assault and evading police while Phil Spector is currently serving a 19 year sentence for murder.
The moral of the story is if you need some drugs look for a musician as they seem to have stashes of them and if an old lady with a deep Brummie accent and a pretty dress asks you for directions to the toilet, point them towards the nearest statue as its probably Ozzie dying for a pee.

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