Lostprophets Condemn Ian Watkins: 'This Will Haunt Us for the Rest of Our Lives'

Meanwhile, a group of hardcore fans declares "support until the end" for singer.

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Members of disbanded Lostprophets have posted an official statement regarding Ian Watkins' child abuse trial, condemning the vocalist for the disturbing crimes he recently confessed. "Earlier this week, we learned that the allegations of child sexual abuse against Ian were true, and that he would not be contesting them in court," the post on subsequently deleted Facebook page kicked off. "Until then, we found them extremely difficult to believe and had hoped it was all a mistake. Sadly, the true extent of his appalling behavior is now impossible to deny." The group went on to clarify their familiarity with Watkins' dark side. "Many of you understandably want to know if we knew what Ian was doing. To be clear: We did not. We knew that Ian was a difficult character. Our personal relationships with him had deteriorated in recent years to a point that working together was a constant, miserable challenge. But despite his battles with drugs, his egotistic behavior, and the resulting fractures and frustrations within our band, we never imagined him capable of behavior of the type he has now admitted. "We are heartbroken, angry, and disgusted at what has been revealed. This is something that will haunt us for the rest of our lives. Being in a band has always been a labour of love and a platform to inspire people, not to take advantage of them. It's still hard to believe this is happening and that someone we were once so close to has destroyed so many lives, lying every step of the way." The post concludes, "Our hearts go out to Ian's family, the fans and friends he betrayed, and most importantly, the victims of his crimes and others like them. We hope for justice, but also that Ian will truly take responsibility for what he's done. We would urge any other victims to contact the authorities. Jamie, Lee, Luke, Mike and Stu." Meanwhile, a group of hardcore Lostprophets fans declared their "support until the end" for Watkins via Facebook. "I am fed up of people judging me for listening to Lostprophets and making harsh comments about Ian. This page shows who is not afraid to support Ian and the band until the end," posted the admin of one of support pages. Ian Watkins pleaded guilty to a number of shocking child sex offenses, including abuse, indecent touching, oral and full sex, as well as urinating on babies and underage teenage girls. As reported, he wasn't alone in his acts, since mothers of abused children were also involved in heinous acts. The vocalist's ex-girlfriend Joanna Mijic claims she'd been trying to contact the police about Watkins' pedophilia for four years. More info about Watkins' crimes here. The singer is currently waiting to be sentenced on December 18.

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    solidsnake530
    How people can stand by this sick, twisted man I'll never know. The impact he's had on those children will never go away. I hope he rots in jail.
    slush
    Hopefully, just hopefully, they will be too young to remember and have a chance at a normal life. That's the single strand of faint silver lining on this cloud of radioactive fallout.
    DickHardwood
    They will not retain memories but the trauma is really likely to stay with them.
    solidsnake530
    Yeah, if they can't remember, will anyone ever tell them? Would that be the right thing to do? The whole situation is just a massive mess.
    DickHardwood
    That depends on the extent of the trauma sustained. They should be monitored by a psychologist or psychiatrist right away and for years to come to observe how they develop and plan accordingly.
    GodzillaRAWRRR
    That's the wrong thing to do having psychologists snooping around them constantly growing up and not even telling them why would make them feel like something's wrong with them cause none of their peers have psychologists around them. I say this as a person growing up with Aspergers and when I was quite young I wasn't informed so it confused me as to why I was being treated so differently like there was something wrong with me so they had to tell me. Also how can there be trauma if you can't remember something?
    trentonlambert
    He's probably gonna get killed the first day in jail. No one likes a rapist, let alone one who rapes babies...
    Ritchie360
    I supose there are people who will always remain faithful to the music, and rightly so, the most sick creatures can also make good music. This however is limited to the songs only, this guy is sick in his head and needs to be taken care of properly, a generation of music gone to waste because of him, I feel sorry for his fellow bandmates. They had a great thing going and for them it's completly destroyed.
    solidsnake530
    Exactly, any attempt to support him outside of songwriting is just ridiculous. I wasn't a fan anyway but I knew a few people who were. Shame this has seemingly ruined his bandmates careers too, hopefully they can get back on track and keep doing what they do.
    dudester410
    well i never listened to their stuff but in respect to the music, if its good who cares who listens to it? its art, deal with it. on the other hand though, i wouldnt say i listen to lodprophets as a "supporter" of ian, thats just sick, and anyone who claims such a thing is such wrong in the head.
    <TsC>
    I don't hope he rots in jail, I hope he's brutally beaten, gang raped, shit on and tortured... on a weekly basis at the least. For a seemly sane (or at least coherent) person to do this... I hope they don't kill him right away.
    MetalRock4ever
    That's the thing. There's no humane punishment that can be considered 'justice' for what he's done. It's unfair. Least we can have a shot at bringing Watkins to justice, unlike Saville...
    Jehannum
    The ones who are 'standing by' Watkins are the ones who would let him **** their kids.
    sykest70
    excuze me?!!!!!?! some people still look up iam as a roll model. hes a good guy ive met him be4 when i was 13 hes a very nice & friendly guy he treated me who tretd me with a Lotta respect ok so STOP TAKENSHUT ABOUT HIS!!!!!
    jrodgers
    Huh?
    sykest70
    bitch u heard me..... you peple are just jump in the band wagon.. wat evedence is there????? these articles can put what ever they want ug is prolly just makin this shit up u really think hed rape a muthafukkin baby!!!!! how da hell his penis get in it???? ur logic is failed like ur room timp iq ian is a good guy when I met him back stage when i was 13 he treated me like a king ok hes nice i even got to hug him alpt what bad man would let a13 year old hug him?????! exactly no one cuz theyd be tryin 2 kill em **** off with da hate ian articles the shits alie ok im done **** this page ian is innocent i kbowwit he knows it so kiss my ass
    jrodgers
    I didn't even attempt to read past the 3rd line of your comment because I think you may be as sick as Watkins
    MetalRock4ever
    We really don't want to think that there's another person out there who can be as sick as Watkins. That's the last thing we all need, another horrible story. We get enough as it is: murder, rape, etc.
    -shaikh-
    I'd say you're a troll but you have syke in your name and that makes me think bring me the horixon :| As for what evidence, the sick c*nt admitted to like 15 charges!
    Mr Winters
    You guys got trolled. Hard.
    sykest70
    Yes they did. I'll be leaving now. :^)
    jrodgers
    Congrats. Way to make a joke out of children being violently raped, drugged, and pissed on. What an awesome person you must be.
    Igamikun
    The party I don't get is nobody thought they were getting trolled when Syke was going off about being "13 and treated like a king, and getting lots of hugs"... It's a sick subject to be joking around about.
    RustedWithin
    Maybe your not keeping up with the trial or just too much of a bell end to understand. He pled guilty after they found child pornography in his possession. They also recovered video chats of him describing what he'd do to the children of the women he was chatting with. He even had these women do stuff to their kids in these chats. There is a special place in hell for a sick individual such as him. I feel sorry for the victims and his bandmates .
    House_Of_Flies
    This man's a monster, plain and simple. Regardless of your experience with him he's still a horrible human being who deserves to rot in jail. Get over the fact that your idol is a terrible person who's unfit to live anything but the worst life imaginable and learn how to spell.
    chris.catapano.
    what evidence??!? HOW ABOUT THE FACT THAT HE ADMITTED TO IT, IF YOU SUPPORT HIM YOU ARE NO BETTER AND SHOULD BE LOCKED IN A CELL WITH HIM! the IS NO "bandwagon" ITS RIGHT OR WRONG, ANY IDIOT CAN SEE THAT!
    longpaul28
    what evidence is there? A FULL F*UCKING CONFESSION FROM FROM YOUR ROLE MODEL HIMSELF YOU COMPLETE MUG. DONT TALK SHIT TO PEOPLE ON THIS PAGE FOR SAYING WHATS RIGHT IN MY BOOKS YOUR DEFENDING A PEDOPHILE I REMEMBER WHEN JIMMY SAVILE DEFENDED GARY GLITTER SO MAYBE YOU LIKE LITTLE KIDS TOO?
    MetalRock4ever
    Where have you been living for the past month or so? He may have been a nice guy, but that's in the past. Now he's a sick person who deserves death because he has no life now (if you disagree, please think again. He can't get a job, the music industry won't have him, no one will. He's a disgrace).
    jdaykin73
    it didn't say anywhere that people are supporting ian. they said they're supporting the band.
    DickHardwood
    I for once hope the band takes a year or two off for this whole thing to get forgotten and then start a new band with a singer who isn't a sick f*ck. They're pretty good from what I've heard at least, they got some good tunes, it would be a shame for the careers to go down the drain with Watkins.
    jstansbe
    They (the rest of the band) are really talented musicians and I hope they can continue to do what they love. I hope they do what you're saying and start another band under a new name. I see this as the best way to bring the focus back to the music and away from this tragedy. Ian was such a huge part of their sound and a good singer, i hope they can find a new singer who is a good fit.
    Nero Galon
    I would be down for that. Would be nice if they could continue with their music which many enjoy hearing without Ian. I'd love to be able to listen to their early music without the taint.
    martianking
    I think it would be very cool to see them come back with a new band/singer, and make an album that totally eclipses all their work in Lostprophets. It would be nice to see them come out on top after this.
    MetalRock4ever
    But unfortunately, the decent tunes they did make can't be played again. I wish they could be, but even if they start anew, people who don't like change or are idiots will still refer to them as the band with the sick freak. They can't shake Watkin's name off them for some people. I'd love to see them make more music personally, but when the news broke out, there were people calling the band, not Watkins, sick (not in the good way...)
    Bigdubb
    My only hope for that man is that he is treated as he should be for his actions. However, Ian's actions should not condemn the music they've written. If you like it, you like it. Plain and simple.
    thejay2
    I agree with you on that if people still like the music then thats cool, it is their choice. However personally, I can't bring myself to listen to this music anymore and have binned/deleted any music I have from them. I used to be a huge fan of these guys back in the day and it is a shame that the actions of this one idiotic, messed up sorry excuse for a human being, has ruined the legacy of this band. I hope he is sent down for a very long time!
    jstansbe
    I was a huge fan... now whenever is see/hear lostprophets i think about these terrible things. They made such amazing albums - one's that i could enjoy start to finish. If Ian Watkins wasn't front and center (vocals/lyrics) I might be able to listen to the music. But he is such a huge part of their sound with him being the lead vocalist and writing lyrics (not sure if he writes 100%). I don't judge those who can look past this but for me... it will never be the same.
    spiff-corgi
    "My only hope for that man is that he is treated as he should be for his actions." Well, he's pleaded guilty which often means a more lenient sentence, but here's hoping he gets a long one.
    Bigdubb
    Definitely a long sentence, but I'm sure we can take a good guess as to what happens to people like Ian in prison. Granted I don't know that for sure, but I'd prefer to think that I'm not too far off with that idea.
    HitmanJenkins
    Seeing as the number of charges against him are staggering and he's admitted to being guilty for most of them (some of which are considered too distressing to report too), chances are he'll be locked away for a long time.
    GunShadow
    Ian Watkins is a terrible human being; but I've never liked Lostprohets's music anyway. Though I do wonder how I would feel about the band if I was a fan.
    mattyp90
    "Not afraid to support Ian and the band until the end". It is the end. His admission of guilt was official and the evidence against him is extensive. Support the band by all means, but accept that Watkins is evil and beyond forgiveness.
    Decembero
    I want to know if they posted the message of support for Ian only up until this recent trial. In that case they were only going with "innocent until proven guilty".. they may have changed their stance since then. If there are still those who fully support Ian AFTER the trial I would be surprised. Maybe Glitter. Having said that, the evidence was overwhelming and downright sick.
    Moody132
    May Ian rot in hell! I don't get it why people still support him. Nevertheless... I won't stop listening to them. I won't let that psycho ruin the music I love. At least there are 5 other Musicians who dedicated their life to this music!
    Nero Galon
    I'm pretty sure the other guys won't like it that there are still people that are behind Watkins on this either. If you're supporting him then seriously reconsider what the hell is going through your minds people.
    florence007
    Full credit to the rest of the band. I don't know how I'd react if I was in their position but they've said the right thing. I hope each of them is able to have success doing something else, whether it's i music or not. Watkins' actions still make me feel like vomiting every time I read about them
    whatelsecouldIB
    I can understand fans of the band not wanting to be insulted for liking their music just because the singer did massively twisted stuff. If this had been kept out of the press no one would automatically associate the entire band with pedophilia which isn't the case. Supporting the band is one thing but saying that they support Ian is completely out of the question.
    milkface
    This guy needs to die. These action are unforgivable.
    spiff-corgi
    I despise this attitude towards criminals. If you believe another human being should die, how could you argue that what he did in the first place was even bad? Because clearly human life isn't that important to you... Watkins is sick in the head, and deserves a long time in jail and, most importantly, rehabilitation. He has something wrong in his head that makes him sexually attracted to sadistic things. He doesn't deserve to die for that, but he does deserve punishment for acting on it.
    milkface
    its quite simple. what will extinguish the anger those victims and their close ones feel towards this singer?
    HDI
    Murder is not the answer. It never has been and it never will be. Do you honestly think that killing Watkins would put an end to the anger that the victims and loved ones feel?
    Wishort
    He is a danger to society. He needs put out of his misery. I value life, but more so the lives of the children he molested. How will they be able to sleep at night, knowing he is still out there? No, A death penalty should not be taken lightly or given so easily, but a man like this is deserving of it.
    spiff-corgi
    That is an utterly flawed way to look at ethics. If molesting people is bad, and murdering people is bad, and raping people is bad, then all those things are bad full stop. They don't stop being bad because of what someone did in the past. It's not OK to rape someone if they murdered someone else. Because then you've raped someone. Does that mean you should get raped too? Is it just an endless line of sadistic actions? If you wish death and/or pain on someone for whatever reason, you are a sadist. It doesn't matter what they did in the past, if you actually enjoy the idea of putting them through pain then you have the exact problem that Watkins has.
    MaaZeus
    Molesting and raping a depraved psycho doesnt stop him from molesting and raping but putting said person out of his misery prevents him from causing harm to anyone for good. Its evil, but in some cases it can be a lesser evil. World isn't black and white as much as I and you would like it to be. Idealism doesnt work in extreme cases and may even cause bigger harm than what its trying to prevent. That said I do not support on putting a bullet into him outright. As much as I doubt this would happen in Ians case (he is most likely sociopath that simply cannot be set free again) but I am all for a chance for atonement before resorting to extreme solutions.
    spiff-corgi
    "out of his misery" And there you've just decided whether someone else deserves to live or die. You may be pretending to do it for "his own good", but if that's your argument, then surely all old people should be put to sleep. The world isn't black and white, and that's why we have a legal system, otherwise we'd be back in the days of "they did something bad, let's nail them to a cross". I thought we'd moved past that...
    MetalRock4ever
    Only problem is what legal, humane way is there to punish Watkins for what he's done? There is none, apart from putting him to sleep, as it were.
    HitmanJenkins
    Killing Ian will just be giving him what he wants, an easy way out. Paedophiles are considered the lowest of the low, even in other criminals despise them. He needs to be kept alive for as long as possible and although I don't usually wish harm upon any other human being, I hope karma catches up to him.
    21Placebo
    A bit of sick comes out when I watch the video to A Town Called Hypocrisy now.
    artificialcre
    As a father of 2 daughters and an unborn son, I say take him out back and shoot him. No courts, no jury, just a bullet in his head.
    HDI
    You guys can down vote me all you want, but that idea is f u c k i n g. r e t a r d e d.
    MetalRock4ever
    That's too kind for him... he deserves far worse than a quick end. That's an easy way out for him (why else was he on suicide watch?). I don't want him to live, trust me, but I want him to pay for what he's done to everyone: family, friends, band, fans, the list is endless.
    MetalSandman92
    He may not even make it in prison for that long. Child molesters aren't very well liked by other inmates.
    ProgFripp74
    Just to be clear, I'm not a fan of Lostprophets albums pas 2004. Everyone is saying how we should just listen to the music if we like it and not judge it on a member of the bands actions. I can understand that but I can't listen to lostprophets anymore because I am listening to the voice of a pedophile and that makes me feel uncomfortable and quite sick frankly.
    melvin_86
    I cant believe people would actually say that. 'They still support Ian'. Fuckin' unbelievable. People saying that are either absolutely brain dead or very very brave!!
    UncleBluck
    Guys a dirtbag....no doubt. What I cant believe is that anyone listens to his/their music at all...I listened after I heard about the guy and the music is lame, boring, sophomoric, and right in line with what the younger generations are capable of.....not much....
    Mr Winters
    Yeah man, like seriously. Different tastes? Bullshit, right? No one can have their own tastes.
    20twelve
    They should send him here to South Africa to serve his sentence. See what happens to kiddy rapists in our prisons. He'll have HIV in a matter of days, and will be Mfundi's b*tch for the rest of his life... Filth.
    Xilios
    I honestly couldn't care less what the members of any band have done. If I like some band's music, then I like it. For example, if Saddam Hussain and Osama B. Laden had a metalband and made amazing music, I'd listen to them for it being good music. You listen to music for the music, not for the people who make it. If you listen to it for the people who make it, you never really liked their music anyway.
    jamie_hough
    ...is one of the most retarded statements I've read on this site.
    Adyman
    How is that retarded? He has a point. It's about the music. The second you turn off that microphone I stop giving a ****. That doesn't mean that I stop caring about him as a human, though. He's a horrible person but being a great musician outweighs it, to ordinary people like. You have no use of his criminal charges, Ian Watkins is a sexual offender like any other sexual offenders, but his music is what you should care about. It's his thing if he wants to be a piece of shit in real life. That has zero relation with his work in music. I'm surprised at how many dislikes did his comment get because as much as it sounds wrong, it's true. Your only argument was "it's retarded". I sense a lot of bullshit in this one as you seem to have a pretty conservative point of view. (But I'm not saying that he should be a free man and that he didn't deserve all of this for being a piece of shit, that stands, alright)
    Xilios
    It's like being homophobic, loving someone's music, then find out he's gay and hate the music for the singer being gay. By the way, thank you for your mature way of showing your disagreement with my opinion.
    House_Of_Flies
    I understand where you're coming from and can over look somethings like if the band members are crazy drug addicts or if they've done some minor crimes (robbery, DUI, etc.) but this is absurd and appalling and I can't possibly look at the music the same way knowing what a monster this man is.
    yaronbeery
    it's completely not like that example! a singer being gay does not perform any crime or immoral behaviour, while a self pled sex offender is. how can you even compare these two situations? it's quite reasonable that some fans will be so turned down by his actions that they can't listen to him any more, and it's fine that you decide it doesn't bother you. but please please don't compare being gay with being a criminal.
    LaughingWater2
    Its different but at the same time its the same. Why does it matter to anyone what he does in his life? The only people that should care are the police becausehe deserves to be locked up forever but that shouldn't stop people from listening to the music.
    GunShadow
    You're completely right, but you've also completely missed the point.
    yaronbeery
    no i got his point, that's why i said that it's o.k. for fans to be turned off by this as much as it's o.k. for someone to say it doesn't bother him. i understood that. i just wish he would choose a different analogy.
    LaughingWater2
    I completely agree. Music is about the music. I personally hate alot of the people from bands i listen to but i listen to them because its good.
    21Placebo
    It is nothing like that. If someone hated someones music because the writer was gay then they're an idiot but this is quite different. I loved this band and I want to continue listening to them but unfortunately the music does make remind you what sick twisted things he did. To stand by him is ridiculous.
    RustedWithin
    You can turn a blind eye to a lot of things but baby rape is pretty serious. Have to draw the line somewhere.
    Mr Winters
    Baby rape is pretty serious, but it has nothing to do with the band's music. I don't understand why the fact that Ian is a pedo rapist means I should not listen to his music anymore.
    HitmanJenkins
    I think it's more because Ian was the face and voice of the band and was almost the focus, so when people think of Lostprophets, they immediately think of him, rather than say, the guitarist or the drummer, they've always been that kind of band in my eyes.
    trentonlambert
    I remember how people started talking about how big of a douchebag and a dick Steve Vai is... so? He's still probably one of the best guitarists around.
    RustedWithin
    No doubt all that has happened was some serious mess. But I agree with those that have commented already, it's as if there is a stigma placed upon the band. I am with the remaining bandmates, I feel they got shafted in the deal. I don't believe the whole lot needs to suffer.
    Rhaegar_365
    Personally, I think that statement is true to some degree in certain cases. I have no problem with listening to Jonny-era Dance Gavin Dance, even in the context of some of the things he's done, although he's trying to change now obviously. Even so, I feel like enough of Ian has made it into songs like A Town called Hypocrisy that I feel legitimately creeped out when I listen to that and so many of the band's other songs. If you don't, there might honestly be something seriously wrong with you.
    vppark2
    Said best. I agree, I still listen to DGD from Jonny's area. I'm not even familiar with that whole situation tbh, but all I know is he is trying to change.
    Mr Winters
    Why did this get so many downvotes? He has a point. Listen to the musician, not the the man.
    jayden453
    I agree, everyone should listen to music with absolutely zero context of how it came to be.
    melvin_86
    Guys, I agree too. If the music is great, listen to it, doesnt matter who wrote it. Love how being yourself on this website gets your comment down voted or replied to by a Journalist wannabe 'I'm smarter than you' dickhead. Haha Im next I bet.
    trentonlambert
    Like, Dave Msutaine apparently hates gay people, but that doesn't stop him from listening to any Rob Halford records, I see where you're coming from.
    ginger ninja102
    i havent actually listened to there music. but sure if you liked them listen to it, i dont get the facebook page over judging people because they listen to their music. supporting ian and what he did on the other hand is just messed up
    yaronbeery
    i just hope that the rest of the band will move on and maybe find a way to keep on the band without him, even under a different moniker. can't imagine what they're going through right now, after reading what he and those mothers did to the kids, it's just shocking.
    GoToSleep
    Very upsetting news. I remember having some great memories listening to the album start something. I don't see how anyone can listen to their music in the same way ever again.
    grizzzzly_adams
    i am of the belief that people who do these sort of things are mentally ****ed and cant fully control it. he still could have sought help for himself, but his desires and urges may have come from a place in his brain which he couldnt control. for example, there is a common trend where people who develop brain tumors experience thoughts of pedophilia. i don't think that the world quite understands the brain. i'm not a fan of this band, i haven't even heard of them before this. i just hope people can be more educated about why these things happen, because i don't think it was much of his choice, but he did nothing to prevent himself from acting on his urges.
    centermass
    i don't care what was wrong with his brain! if a dog bites we put it down! we don't ask if he was fully in control of his brain! i see mental patients and psychotic killers everyday in the prison i work at and the level of care and treatment that these monsters get is ridiculous! they do heinous things to people and then doctors and liberal money grubbers self serve they're wallets by developing programs and preaching understanding! Enough already the world is fractured enough without scumbags like this and crybabies who feel the need to make sure sane people "understand" why this particular beast pisses on children or ties them up and has sex with them or the million other atrocities they commit everyday! these jack hole docs have been touting they're ability to "cure" these wastes of space for as long as can remember.....WELL WHAT GIVES???? they cannot be cured! and who cares? would anyone have cured hitler of his need to commit genocide if they could have? and if they did would they say "oh it was just his brain not functioning properly he didn't realize he was trying to kill off an entire race of people" then give him a pass because it was an "illness" i think not! don't get me wrong i aint mad at you for your opinion it's just that i hear it everyday. and it's tiring the world does not need to understand a pedophiles brain they simply need to kill them when caught! no prison no last words nothing a .22 to the back of the head into the hole and cover them up..... we need to quit wasting money on researching why and start stamping out those who do!
    JOHNSTONE6
    Too funny. Lostprophet's was always garbage, why anyone would stand behind their sick frontman is beyond me...ewww
    MrCheezus
    Haters wanna hate Lovers wanna love I don't even want None of the above I want to piss on you, yes I do I piss on you I'll pee on you
    Bigdubb
    Here's to the people that'll get criticized for still enjoying Lostprophets music after Watkins goes to jail. He made his mistakes offstage, out of the studio. Point is, the music he was a part of (while it may be tainted by his "legacy"...) is still music that people can enjoy if it happens to appeal to them. It's a shame that someone, somewhere, will be called names and ripped on for listening to "baby-raping" music.
    MrMan33
    I really don't want to sound insensitive, maybe there's an aspect I'm missing, but who's to say the other members of Lostprophets start a brand new band and take their music to other horizons? Is that impossible for them to do after what Ian did to their image (the least among other things, I mean)? I'm genuinely curious about that.
    Anjohl
    If you like the music, amd can listen to it without being bothered, have at it.
    lefty311
    This guy's girlfriend is clearly a complete moron and failure. How do you "try" for FOUR YEARS to tell authories about that kind of abuse?!
    HitmanJenkins
    Well she wasn't even his girlfriend really, she was a call girl. You also need some hard evidence to get a paedophile convicted.
    trentonlambert
    Who would you rather believe? A prostitute with news about pedophilia, or some huge musician?
    trentonlambert
    Okay, off topic here, but do any of you guys remember the website that UG promoted last year? some website that just plays metal music videos and nothing else?
    trentonlambert
    If they ever regroup and make music again, which, due to the media and this story they probably can't, they definitely cannot use the same name.
    centermass
    i can only hope this haunts them all forever! but it won't because there is no way on gods green earth that someone wasn't alerted to this sick F-ucks behavior! plain and simple you don't tour with a band for years and not get to know about things like this no matter how hard he was trying to hide it, which wasn't very hard at all apparently! and to you supporters off with your heads along with watkins and his twisted harem!
    Vincentdrummer
    How the **** can you stand by someone like that???!! I am literary so angry at Ian that I think he deserves the worst death imaginable. He is not worthy of breathing the air we breathe. I don't care about whether he made some good songs or not. I deleted it all and I will never listen to his voice again. It's really sad for his bandmates but I'm sure they'll agree with me.
    rmp0012002
    There is no rehabilitation for people like him, the only cure is death. Sitting in jail on the taxpayers dime does not help the victims move away from the pain they have suffered.
    HDI
    Neither does murder. Murdering him just makes us murderers. No brainer.
    Wijet2494
    I believe that it's ok to listen to the Lostprophets music and supporting the members who haven't committed a heinous crimes. Appreciating the music for the music. Michael Jackson's music is still very much listened to today and there was some bookie stuff happening at his Neverland Ranch.
    inlpwetrust
    I don't know if people are open-minded enough to accept and support the rest of the band. If they were able to make it again (with a new singer and new band name), I'd love to hear them redo old Lostprophets songs.
    AnimatedHand
    It won't happen. Unfortunately, Ian's tarred them with his brush. Some idiots will always say that it was the whole band who did it, or whatever. I'd rather see them each go on to different musical endeavours, for their sakes. Must hurt knowing the music you wrote together has been tainted with what Ian did.
    yaronbeery
    i don't think so, people will associate this with the bands name but if they will go on with a different name and new music, they're going to live through this.
    AnimatedHand
    I guess. If they started a new band with a different name, perhaps. Even then it would be a while, at least until after the story drops out of the public eye.