According to a post on the Black Lips' blog the group had it's current tour of India canceled and had to flee the country to avoid going to jail over a matter of indecent exposure on "Campus Idol," which is pretty much India's version of "American Idol."
"When we got to the hotel our tour guide informed us that the that the Campus Rock Idols sponsors were pressing charges and that the police would make their arrest. At that point our tour driver informed us we would have to drive six hours to get to the next town and cross state lines where we would be out of the Tamil authorities' jurisdiction, because apparently the jail in Chennai is no joke. Word on the street said that it was teeming with tuberculosis, violence and live maggots so instead of risking going there we fled the scene. The drive ended up taking 10 hours because of a horrific accident on the road. We were also informed that all of the shows on our tour had been canceled effectively fucking all funds for the trip. This was a cultural clashing shit storm."
If only "American Idol" could be this exciting... The Black Lips' album 200 Million Thousand hits the streets via Vice Records on Feb. 24th. No word yet on the above mentioned EP.
(Photo by Dan Arnold)
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Yes, 14 is the correct answer. I'll pass your info along to the group's manager,…
That was January of 2007, and they are 21 now, so I'm guessing 14?