1. avatar Deestroyer
    From CNN:

    [quote:4b582ea79d]So much for Southern hospitality.
    The attack took place on April 27 at Southern Tracks Recording in Atlanta, Georgia.

    The attack took place on April 27 at Southern Tracks Recording in Atlanta, Georgia.

    When Pearl Jam -- the Seattle, Washington-based grunge rock band -- was in Atlanta late last month, bass guitar player Jeff Ament and a band employee were mugged outside a recording studio, a police report shows.

    According to the DeKalb County Police Department, Ament and Mark Anthony Smith were attacked shortly before noon on April 27 when they arrived at Southern Tracks Recording, a studio in north Atlanta.

    Southern Tracks is the home base of producer Brendan O'Brien, with whom the band has worked before. According to Rolling Stone, the band is recording a new album with the producer.

    Three men reportedly emerged from a nearby wooded area wearing masks and brandishing knives. They smashed windows of the rented Jeep Commander, snatched a BlackBerry phone and other belongings, and demanded money, the police report shows. The suspects allegedly got away with more than $7,300 in goods and cash.

    Ament jumped from the passenger side of the vehicle and started to run, but he was chased by a suspect and knocked to the ground, said Mekka Parish, a public information officer with the police department.

    She said he "suffered some lacerations" on the back of his head and was treated at the scene. His backpack was also snatched, she said, and included inside was Ament's passport.

    "At this time detectives believe the victims were not specifically targeted," Parish said. "But they believe the suspects were familiar with the studio because of its isolated location."

    Though surveillance cameras captured the incident, the masks worn by the attackers have made identifying suspects difficult.[/quote:4b582ea79d]
    Don't worry, he's still [i:4b582ea79d]Alive[/i:4b582ea79d]. Ha Ha!!! :(
  2. avatar dommccann
    did the attackers have a ..... [i:3cab8c8348]Wishlist[/i:3cab8c8348] ?? hohum! :lol:
  3. avatar the*optimist
    Why was he carrying 7 grand in cash on him? Clearly just waiting on a massive load of drugs arriving for the recording session and got ambushed.
  4. avatar 10rapid
    the assailants were described as white middle americans carrying glorified versions of pellet guns. One has been detained and his only comment has been 'release me'. After being asked how much he had got for the stolen blackberry he replied 'nothing man'.
  5. avatar livemusicpics.com
    [quote:7d45f673bc="the*optimist"]Why was he carrying 7 grand in cash on him? Clearly just waiting on a massive load of drugs arriving for the recording session and got ambushed.[/quote:7d45f673bc]
    He wasn't. I read the story somewhere else and apparently the 'goods' were computers and blackberries. The cash was about $3k. Still a good amount.
  6. avatar 10rapid
    [quote:57f9b4f730]Why was he carrying 7 grand in cash on him? [/quote:57f9b4f730]
    Perhaps he was planning on buying the superdeluxe remastered version of "ten".
  7. avatar Thedevilsfavouriteson
    yeow!
  8. avatar SweetDickWilly
    I wonder if they stole any of his big stupid hats.