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Arrest Date: January 23, 2014

Location: Miami Beach, Florida

Charges: In the early morning hours, Bieber was arrested and initially charged with a DUI and drag racing on a closed-off street. The official police report noted that he was formally charged with a DUI, resisting arrest and driving under a suspended license. 

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Michael Todd of Coheed and Cambria

Arrest Date:  July 10, 2011

Location:  Mansfield, MA

Charges: Armed Robbery. Hours before Coheed and Cambria's opening gig for Soundgarden in Mansfield, Massachusetts, Michael Todd entered a Walgreens and threatened to detonate a bomb if he was not given the prescription pain killer Oxycontin. The bassist took six bottles of Oxycontin and got back to the venue in a cab.

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Flo Rida

Arrest Date:  June 9, 2011

Location:  Miami Beach, FL

Charges: DUI and driving with a suspended license.

Lil Wayne

Arrest Date: January 23, 2008

Location: Yuma, Arizona

Charges: Possession of dangerous drugs, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.

FACE THE MUSIC: Musicians Behind Bars: Billie Joe

Billie Joe Armstrong

Arrest Date: January, 2003

Location: Berkeley, CA

Charges: Speeding and DWI, American Idiotically.

FACE THE MUSIC: Musicians Behind Bars: Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown

Arrest Date: November 7, 2002

Location: Atlanta, GA

Charges: Possession of marijuana.

FACE THE MUSIC: Musicians Behind Bars: David Crosby

David Crosby

Arrest Date: April 13, 1982

Location: Dallas, TX

Charges: Drug possession, driving under the influence of cocaine, carrying a concealed .45 pistol.

FACE THE MUSIC: Musicians Behind Bars: diddy

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs

Arrest Date: December 27, 1999

Location: New York, New York

Charges: Sean Combs was arrested in December of 1999, unfortunately for him not it wasn't the first nor the last time, on charges of criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property after a shooting at a Times Square nightclub. The good news for Combs and for Proactiv is that his arrest report officially documents his skin tone as being clear.

FACE THE MUSIC: Musicians Behind Bars: Elvis


Arrest Date: 1970

Location: Memphis, TN

Charges: Just for fun! (No, really) Apparently, the King was a law enforcement nut. However, his dad once served eighteen months for an $8 check forgery.

FACE THE MUSIC: Musicians Behind Bars: Eminem


Arrest Date: June 3, 2000

Location: Royal Oak, Michigan

Charges: Never one to shy away from an argument, Eminem's June 3, 2000 arrest came a mere twenty-four after being arraigned on assault and weapons charges stemming from an incident involving a member of the Insane Clown Posse's entourage. Clearly not one to learn his lessons easily, Eminem was charged with almost the exact same crime: carrying a concealed weapon and brandishing a firearm in public.

FACE THE MUSIC: Musicians Behind Bars: Foxxy Brown

Foxy Brown

Arrest Date: February, 2007

Location: New York, New York

Charges: After violating probation that stemmed from an assault at a New York nail salon, Brown was taken in for allegedly attacking her Brooklyn neighbor with a BlackBerry, among other charges.

FACE THE MUSIC: Musicians Behind Bars: Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

Arrest Date: November 27, 1938

Location:Englewood, New Jersey

Charges: Sinatra was brought up on a morality charge for his relationship with a married woman. The charges were eventually dropped two months later.

FACE THE MUSIC: Musicians Behind Bars: Irv Gotti

Irv Gotti

Arrest Date:August 15, 2003

Location: Oakland, California

Charges: Following a security check backstage at an R. Kelly concert, Irv Gotti was arrested and charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance: one tablet of ecstasy and some Viagra.

FACE THE MUSIC: Musicians Behind Bars: Jack White

Jack White

Arrest Date: December, 2003

Location: Detroit, MI

Charges: Aggravated assault. White allegedly pummeled Jason Stollsteimer of former band-of-the-moment the Von Bondies in a Detroit club.

FACE THE MUSIC: Musicians Behind Bars: JACKO

Michael Jackson

Arrest Date: November 20, 2003

Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Charges: Multiple counts of child molestation.

FACE THE MUSIC: Musicians Behind Bars: James Brown

James Brown

Arrest Date: January 28, 2004

Location: Aiken, SC

Charges: Criminal domestic violence. And a really bad hair day.

FACE THE MUSIC: Musicians Behind Bars: Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison

Arrest Date:September 28, 1963

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Charges: This may have been the first time Morrison, who was a student at Florida State University at the time, was arrested by Floridian Police (this time it was for drunkeness and petty larceny of a police helmet and an umbrella), but it wasn't his last. Six years later on March 5, 1969 Morrison was arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, indecent exposure, profanity, and drunkenness during a Doors performance in Miami.

FACE THE MUSIC: Musicians Behind Bars: Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Arrest Date: May 3, 1969

Location: Toronto, ON

Charges: Possession of narcotics (heroin and hashish). When customs officials discovered the illicit substances at Toronto International Airport, Hendrix claimed that the drugs had been slipped into his bag by a fan.

FACE THE MUSIC: Musicians Behind Bars: Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

Arrest Date: October 4, 1965

Location: El Paso, Texas

Charges: Cash was caught at an airport coming back from Mexico and arrested for being in the possession of illegal amphetamine capsules.

FACE THE MUSIC: Musicians Behind Bars: Kid Rock

Kid Rock

Arrest Date: October 21, 2007

Location: DeKalb County, GA

Charges: Rock was busted for battery after brawling at a Waffle House restaurant.

FACE THE MUSIC: Musicians Behind Bars: Lil' Kim

Lil’ Kim

Arrest Date: July, 1996

Location: Teaneck, NJ

Charges: Possession of marijuana … at the New Jersey home of the Notorious B.I.G.

FACE THE MUSIC: Musicians Behind Bars: Marilyn manson

Marilyn manson

Arrest Date:September 21, 2001

Location: Oakland, Michigan

Charges: Never one to back away from outlandish and revolting behavior, Marilyn Manson was arrested in September of 2001 following an incident at a concert in which he gyrated against the head and neck of a security guard. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and assault and battery, and pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges (he paid a $4,000 fine).

FACE THE MUSIC: Musicians Behind Bars: Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger

Arrest Date: July 18, 1972

Location:Warwick, Rhode Island

Charges: After a scuffle involving a photographer, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and three other members of their entourage were arrested and charged with assault and obstructing the police. All charges were eventually dropped for the five men.

FACE THE MUSIC: Musicians Behind Bars: Nick Carter

Nick Carter

Arrest Date: March, 2005

Location: Huntington Beach, CA

Charges: DWI. Out in time to record Backstreet's second comeback record.

FACE THE MUSIC: Musicians Behind Bars: Ozzy

Ozzy Osbourne

Arrest Date: May 15, 1984

Location: Memphis, Tennessee

Charges: After found staggering drunkenly down Beale Street, Ozzy Osbourne was arrested and charged with public intoxication. This charge was surprisingly mild compared to Osbourne's arrest a few years earlier in San Antonio, Texas for urinating on the Alamo.