Killing Joke Frontman Jaz Coleman Missing

Photo credit Marc Gruschwitz for Alchemica

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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  • Smathart

    And why do we care?

    • Marshall

      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.

    • http://twitter.com/mattstaggs Matt Staggs

       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.

      • http://www.facebook.com/michele.witchipoo Michele Witchipoo

        Thank you. You summed it up perfectly. Always loved Killing Joke. 

    • Ralph Malph

       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.

    • Wanted

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

    • Lileezpad

      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…

  • Tchoutoye

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

  • JohnFrancisBittrich

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/rthoneunomia.celine Threedinium

    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.

  • Killingjoke36

    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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