Dec 24, 2009

Face the Music: Rock Star Mug Shots

From the Rolling Stones magazine website.

Johnny Cash

Arrest Date: October 4, 1965

Location: El Paso, Texas

Charges: Cash was caught at an airport coming back from Mexico and arrested for being in the possession of illegal amphetamine capsules.

Jim Morrison

Arrest Date:September 28, 1963

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Charges: This may have been the first time Morrison, who was a student at Florida State University at the time, was arrested by Floridian Police (this time it was for drunkeness and petty larceny of a police helmet and an umbrella), but it wasn't his last. Six years later on March 5, 1969 Morrison was arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, indecent exposure, profanity, and drunkenness during a Doors performance in Miami.

Frank Sinatra

Arrest Date: November 27, 1938

Location:Englewood, New Jersey

Charges: Sinatra was brought up on a morality charge for his relationship with a married woman. The charges were eventually dropped two months later.

Sid Vicious

Arrest Date: October, 1978

Location: New York, New York

Charges: The Sex Pistol's bassist was arrested and charged with the murder of his then-girlfriend Nancy Spungen. He was busted again in December after allegedly brawling with Patti Smith's brother Todd, and was charged with felonious assault.

Marilyn Manson

Arrest Date:September 21, 2001

Location: Oakland, Michigan

Charges: Never one to back away from outlandish and revolting behavior, Marilyn Manson was arrested in September of 2001 following an incident at a concert in which he gyrated against the head and neck of a security guard. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and assault and battery, and pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges (he paid a $4,000 fine).

Ozzy Osbourne

Arrest Date: May 15, 1984

Location: Memphis, Tennessee

Charges: After found staggering drunkenly down Beale Street, Ozzy Osbourne was arrested and charged with public intoxication. This charge was surprisingly mild compared to Osbourne's arrest a few years earlier in San Antonio, Texas for urinating on the Alamo.

Mick Jagger

Arrest Date: July 18, 1972

Location:Warwick, Rhode Island

Charges: After a scuffle involving a photographer, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and three other members of their entourage were arrested and charged with assault and obstructing the police. All charges were eventually dropped for the five men.

Axl Rose

Arrest Date: July 12, 1992

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Charges: One year after allegedly inciting the legendary riot at the July 2, 1991 Guns N' Roses show in St. Louis, Axl Rose was arrested and charged with four misdemeanor counts of assault and one count of property damage. Considering the fact that the riot resulted in sixty injuries and two million dollars worth of damage to the Riverport Performing Arts Center, Rose's two years of probation and $50,000 fine seemed like a small price to pay.

Jack White

Arrest Date: December, 2003

Location: Detroit, MI

Charges: Aggravated assault. White allegedly pummeled Jason Stollsteimer of former band-of-the-moment the Von Bondies in a Detroit club.

Elvis Presley

Arrest Date: 1970

Location: Memphis, TN

Charges: Just for fun! (No, really) Apparently, the King was a law enforcement nut. However, his dad once served eighteen months for an $8 check forgery.

Billie Joe Armstrong

Arrest Date: January, 2003

Location: Berkeley, CA

Charges: Speeding and DWI, American Idiotically.

Jimi Hendrix

Arrest Date: May 3, 1969

Location: Toronto, ON

Charges: Possession of narcotics (heroin and hashish). When customs officials discovered the illicit substances at Toronto International Airport, Hendrix claimed that the drugs had been slipped into his bag by a fan

Kurt Cobain

Arrest Date: May 25, 1986

Location: Aberdeen, WA

Charges: "Vandalism: as beautiful as a rock in a cop's face"

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