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Tim “Ripper” Owens talks about former Iced Earth bandmate Jon Schaffer’s recent criminal activity

Posted by on June 11, 2021

  Tim “Ripper” Owens did not precisely leave Iced Earth on good terms; in fact, he had a bad falling out with Jon Schaffer. Owens spent four years with the band from 2003 until December of 2007 until questions about “Ripper’s” commitment to the group started to surface. Unfortunately, the split was less than amicable. […]

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Headbangers Brawl: What do you think of the new KK’s Priest song “Hellfire Thunderbolt?”

Posted by on May 13, 2021

  KK’s Priest, the group, comprised of former Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing and former vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens, surprised us with a video yesterday (12) for the brand new song “Hellfire Thunderbolt.” The track is taken from the band’s upcoming debut album, Sermons of the Sinner, out August 20th via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records […]

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer pleads guilty to two charges in Capitol Riot

Posted by on April 16, 2021

  According to CNN, Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer is the first to plead guilty for his role in the Capitol riot that took place on January 6th. The guitarist is cooperating with prosecutors and has pleaded guilty to two out of the six charges against him: obstruction of an official proceeding and entering a building […]

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer transferred from Marion County jail

Posted by on March 16, 2021

  Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer is no longer being held at Indiana’s Marion County Jail.  On Monday (15), Marion County Jail staff told The Republic that Schaffer was transferred from their vicinity that morning. They did not say where he was brought to, though Indianapolis FBI Special Agent Steve Secor had confirmed that he […]

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer’s attorneys file motion to dismiss charges against him

Posted by on March 11, 2021

  According to new court documents obtained by Blabbermouth, the attorneys for Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer have filed a motion to dismiss all charges against him for his involvement in the January 6 U.S Capitol Riot. The attorneys have raised the Speedy Trial Act, citing “no indictment or information has been filed within the […]

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer allegedly seen in new security footage from Capitol Riot

Posted by on February 16, 2021

  Yesterday (15th), new security footage was released by CNN from the January 6 U.S. Capitol riot. Initially, the footage was obtained by House Impeachment managers and submitted as evidence for former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial. During this clip, a man having a strong resemblance to Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer can be seen […]

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Bassist Luke Appleton leaves Iced Earth

Posted by on February 15, 2021

  In addition to Iced Earth vocalist Stu Block announcing his resignation from the group, bassist Luke Appleton has also announced his departure.    “In response to recent events & circumstances, I have notified Iced Earth’s management and Jon that I will be resigning as the Iced Earth bassist with immediate effect. I would like to […]

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Stu Block quits Iced Earth

Posted by on February 15, 2021

  Iced Earth singer Stu Block has announced his departure from the group. The decision was a long time coming, but Block needed some time to process after seeing his bandmate, Jon Schaffer, participate in the January 6th Capitol Riot. Schaffer is currently facing six federal charges against him. The guitarist’s Demons & Wizards collaborator […]

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Jon Schaffer is still being held at Marion County Jail

Posted by on February 5, 2021

  Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer is still being held at Marion County Jail in Indiana. According to The Republic reporter Jordan Morey, who shared the following update via Twitter:   “I’m told that Jon Schaffer is still being held at Marion County Jail. He has been there since Jan. 17.”   Schaffer has been in […]

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer voted for first time in 12 years during 2020 election

Posted by on February 4, 2021

  At least he voted? A new report from Indiana television station WISH-TV found that Iced Earth frontman Jon Shaffer, who was arrested recently for his involvement in the January 6 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, voted for the first time in 12 years during the 2020 election. That notably means that he did not […]

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