The Vines Singer Arrested After Violent Rampage
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frontman Craig Nicholls was arrested for allegedly assaulting his parents and injuring a police officer after a reported violent rampage. Nicholls is accused of punching his mother two times in the head and police were forced to use capsicum spray on him after he resisted arrest, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Hurstville police Inspector Robert Duncan told the paper that Nicholls "tried to evade police and [a] violent struggle ensued" and that "A police officer suffered grazes, cuts and bruises to both elbows and knees and was treated at St George Hospital". Nicholls was charged with two counts of domestic assault, stalking or intimidation, resisting arrest and assault occasioning actual bodily harm You can read the Herald's report for a lot more details. Vines Tour Dates/Tickets Vines CDs, DVDs and MP3s Vines T-shirts and Posters Vines CDs, vinyl and rarities antiMUSIC News featured on RockNews.info and Yahoo News . ...end .News Reports The Vines
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The Vines Frontman Craig Nicholls Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Mother
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, Craig Nicholls, was arrested after allegedly assaulting his mother. The frontman faces two counts of domestic assault; stalking or intimidation; resisting arrest; and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Once a face of a rising movement in rock and roll, the Vines have sputtered into irrelevance for more than a half-decade. In fact, the 2006 announcement of Nicholls's Asperger's Syndrome and subsequent cancelation of tour dates as a result have made more headline impact in recent years than anything the Australian band has produced musically. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Nicholls, 35, allegedly punched his mother twice in the head at the family's home, and then resisted arrest, injuring a police officer (who suffered "grazes, cuts and bruises to both elbows and knees,") before being subdued with pepper spray. He's scheduled to appear in court tomorrow. For more, head over to Stereogum. The Vines
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The Vines' Craig Nicholls arrested on assault charges
... Craig Nicholls, the frontman for The Vines
, was arrested on Saturday after he allegedly went into a violent rage at his parent's house in Sydney. Police were called to the house in Sydney's Connells Point and were forced to use capsicum spray on Nicholls before they could arrest him. The 35-year old singer has been accused of assaulting his parents. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that a policeman was also injured during the altercation. Nicholls has been charged with five offences including domestic assault. He will appear before the Sutherland Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday). The Vines
rose to fame off the back of the 'Highly Evolved' album in 2002. It sold 1.5 million. Nicholls was later diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. Nicholls has a history of violent outbursts. In 2002 the band was thrown off the Tonight Show with Jay Leno after Nicholls smashed a drum kit during rehearsal. More from Noise11.com Have Your Say Buy sold out theatre, film and gig tickets here now! The Vines
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The Vines (1999-)
Craig Nicholls (guitar, vocals) 1999-
Patrick Matthews (bass) 1999-
David Olliffe (drums) 1999-2001
Hamish Rosser (drums) 2002-
Ryan Griffiths (guitar) 2002-
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Nicholls and Matthews met while working at a McDonald's in Sydney, Australia during their high school years. They had one thing in common - an obsession with Nirvana.
They are named after Nicholls' father's band from the 1960's - the Vynes.
Their first gig was at the Hurstville RSL Memorial Bowling Club. Hurstville is a suburb of Sydney.
Drummers Joey Waronker and Pete Thomas filled in for Olliffe after he quit during the recording of their debut album, Highly Evolved. Waronker has played with R.E.M. and Beck. Thomas was in the Attractions, Elvis Costello's backing band.
Fellow Australian Rosser was in a Kinks tribute band in Nevada when he answered an ad placed by the Vines looking for a new drummer.
Griffiths has been a friend of Nicholls' since their childhood.
They have been known to cover Outkast's "Ms. Jackson" in concert.
Nicholls has frequently shown signs of being a little weird. He'll lock himself in a bathroom for three hours before a show. He openly talks about suicide in interviews, and once kicked Matthews on the set of a UK TV show. He also smokes pot.
They don't like touring. Between 1994 and 1998, they played only a handful of shows. Still today, Nicholls wants to record more. He points out that Brian Wilson and the Beatles didn't have to tour, so why should the Vines?
Matthews was hoping to be a medical doctor, but chose the Vines instead. Although, he does read medical textbooks while on tour.
The Vines started off as a Nirvana cover band, before signing with Rex Records and recording their single "Factory," which was included on Highly Evolved (2002), their debut album. (thanks, Mariah - Monroe, NY)
Nicholls worked at a McDonalds to help pay for art school. (thanks, Daize - Pheonix, AZ)
In 2004, Nicholls revealed that he has the neurobiologcal disorder Asperger Syndrome, which causes autistic-like episodes and severe communication difficulties. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
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