Killing Joke Frontman Jaz Coleman Missing

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Via Rolling Stone:

Killing Joke lead singer Jaz Coleman has been reported missing by his bandmates. A post to their official Facebook page stated that they are concerned for his welfare and “deeply embarrassed”:

A statement was posted on Facebook, reputedly by our singer, maligning both The Cult and The Mission and pulling us out of the shows.
He is now AWOL and has not contacted any of his band mates.

We are deeply embarrassed by this and offer our sincere apologies to all involved.

We are all concerned about our missing singer’s welfare.

Coleman, who has always had a reputation as a bit of an eccentric, has disappeared before. He was declared a missing person in the eighties following an abrupt move to Iceland. Some people say the relocation was fueled by his belief that the apocalypse was imminent.

Read more at the band’s Facebook page.



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11 Comments on "Killing Joke Frontman Jaz Coleman Missing"

  1. Smathart | Aug 1, 2012 at 6:17 pm |

    And why do we care?

    • Marshall | Aug 1, 2012 at 7:17 pm |

      Who is we? You got a mouse in your pocket? Obviously you are not familiar with the band or you would understand the relevance. I don’t care about half the crap on this website, but I certainly don’t waste my time and the time of others pontificating about it. I move on.

    •  You may not be familiar with Jaz Coleman. He’s a one man counterculture: occultism, radical politics and the apocalypse are among his many interests. His band, Killing Joke, is a seminal post-punk and proto-industrial band considered quite influential in certain circles, and I think that most, if not all, of the members are practicing magicians. Seems like perfect Disinfo fodder for me, but take a look around the site and you might find something else to your liking.

    • Ralph Malph | Aug 1, 2012 at 9:35 pm |

       Smathart, if you don’t know who Jaz Coleman is or what Killing Joke has meant to music, you are…  well, never mind.   You’re beyond repair.

    • first of all, its a missing persons case. Anyone with a hint of compassion would care

    • Lileezpad | Aug 4, 2012 at 9:43 pm |

      yeah, I care a lot, and I never comment on any of these things usually lets idiots like Smartart babble and drool amongst themselves . Jaz if you’re reading this, you better turn up soon…

  2. Tchoutoye | Aug 1, 2012 at 6:22 pm |

    Try Rekyavik, Iceland. That’s where he usually ends up when AWOL.

  3. JohnFrancisBittrich | Aug 1, 2012 at 9:10 pm |

    Motherfucker has probably just straight-up ascended. Try searching the astral plane.

  4. Assuming tragedy hasn’t befallen him, isn’t this sort of behaviour to be expected of musicians? Disappearing for indeterminate periods and then re-appearing after the completion of an epic quest? If this is the case I await with hope a fresh dose of renewed genius. It’s Killing Joke ffs.

  5. Killingjoke36 | Aug 22, 2012 at 5:35 pm |

    The Guardian just announced he’d been found in western sahara. Writing a book and finishing 3 discs of remixes. I smell publicity stunt. Maybe the Iceland disappearance was a stunt too. Thee article implies as much. As much as I love Killing Joke, I can’t tolerate the behavior of cretins with chromosome damage. No matter how talented they are.

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