This past weekend, lead singer of the Vines, 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.
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