.

Thursday Frontman Geoff Rickly Robbed at Gunpoint

Mugger takes phone, wallet and passport from singer

Geoff Rickly of Thursday performs in Mountain View, California.
John Shearer/WireImage
June 5, 2013 9:50 AM ET

Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly was robbed at gunpoint in New York earlier this week. The 34-year-old post-hardcore singer tweeted details of the incident, writing that he was walking home from the train when he was robbed. The assailant stole an "iPad, iPhone, passport, wallet, cards, rent money in cash" as well as medicine for "intense medical treatments." Rickly has been previously diagnosed with epilepsy, according to Billboard.

Jersey Rockers Thursday 'Turn It Up to 11' on 'Common Existence'

Caring fans have started a Reddit thread to encourage others to help Rickly, and donations have already begun. Rickly hasn't divulged the amounts, but he has expressed his thanks. "A number of kind and generous souls have elected to make donations to my bandcamp, for one reason or another. Unexpected, unsolicited . . ." he wrote on Twitter.

Thursday released their latest album, No Devolución, in 2011 but have been on ice since the beginning of 2012. Rickly is currently playing with the punk group United Nations.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Vicious”

Lou Reed | 1972

Opening Lou Reed's 1972 solo album, the hard-riffing "Vicious" actually traces its origin back to Reed's days with the Velvet Underground. Picking up bits and pieces of songs from the people and places around him, and filing his notes for later use, Reed said it was Andy Warhol who provided fuel for the song. "He said, 'Why don't you write a song called 'Vicious,'" Reed told Rolling Stone in 1989. "And I said, 'What kind of vicious?' 'Oh, you know, vicious like I hit you with a flower.' And I wrote it down literally."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com