Tim Lambesis, the lead singer of metalcore band As I Lay Dying, best known for the time I nearly drove into a tree while listening to Frail Words Collapse in my car, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of hiring a hit man to murder his estranged wife. Let me repeat that: Lambesis, arrested, murder, hit man, estranged wife, METALCORE.
The Times’ L.A. Now reported that Lambesis “was arrested without incident while shopping. He is accused of attempting to find someone to kill his estranged wife, who lives in Encinitas.” Authorities told L.A. Now that he had “attempted to hire an undercover sheriff’s detective for the murder.” (Via)
Two questions here: how does one go about hiring a hitman in this day and age? Phonebook? Craigslist? Do you have to “know a guy”? Question the second, LAMBESIS PICKED A COP TO BE HIS HIT MAN?!?!?!?!!?
Lambesis, an openly Christian heavy metal artist, had recently raised more than $78,000 from fans to fund his side project, Austrian Death Machine, a band mocking the film work of Arnold Schwarzenegger. For $500, Lambesis promised to be “your personal trainer for a month.” The top prize, for those who spent $5,000, was to have the winner’s initials tattooed on Lambesis’ buttocks. (Via)
Lambesis needs financial support from his fans for his gimmicky side project, but when it comes to hiring someone to murder his wife, he’s fine with ponying up the dough. TYPICAL rock star.