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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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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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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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Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) reportedly quits Demons & Wizards

Posted by on February 1, 2021

  The aftermath continues to unfold with Iced Earth/Demons & Wizards guitarist Jon Schaffer’s inevitable consequences after deciding to participate in the Capitol Riots that took place last month on January 6, 2021. Not only did his label, Century Media Records, appear to have dropped both projects, but it also looks as though his Demons […]

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer in U.S. Marshall’s custody, not a member of Indiana Oath Keepers

Posted by on January 28, 2021

  Following his arrest earlier this month for his participation in the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer has now been transferred into the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.  Schaffer was wanted by the FBI and the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia after being caught on […]

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