Former Lostprophets stars would have killed frontman Ian Watkins if they had realised he was a child molester. Watkins, 36, was convicted of a catalogue of sickening abuse last year (13), including the attempted rape of a baby, and he was sentenced to 35 years behind bars for his crimes.
His bandmates initially hoped the allegations were "all a mistake", but they were horrified when Watkins pleaded guilty, and now they have insisted they would have reacted violently if they had known about the singer's abuse before he was arrested.
Guitarist Lee Gaze tells BBC Newsbeat, "How could you know? How would you know? Who would disclose such a thing to five people who have eight children? You just wouldn't because they would be killed on the spot."
He went on to add that the rest of the band had grown so distant from Watkins that he believes they would have split up regardless of the abuse case, adding, "He was doing his own thing. That just grew worse over the years, the more he was using drugs. He could be in the same city as me and I wouldn't hang out with him, even if we weren't playing shows."
Lostprophets split in the aftermath of Watkins' arrest, and the five remaining bandmates - Gaze, Mike Lewis, Stuart Richardson, Jamie Oliver and Luke Johnson - formed a new group, No Devotion.
A Massachusetts man has been arrested after allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl at a Keith Urban concert over the weekend (26-27Jul14).
The You'll Think of Me hitmaker brought his Raise 'Em Up Tour to the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, and during the show, 18-year-old Sean Murphy allegedly sexually assaulted an unnamed girl on the lawn area of the venue, while fellow concert-goers looked on and took videos with their cell phones, according to The Sun Chronicle.
An off-duty police officer noticed the crowd gathering around the couple, and Murphy was taken into custody shortly after.
According to police, both Murphy and the girl were consuming alcohol during the concert. Murphy has pleaded not guilty the the charge of rape and claims the sex was consensual.
Urban's gig was also marred when emergency medics from five mutual aid communities were called in to treat a high number of revellers who had become ill, including 46 who were treated for "alcohol-related" illnesses, 22 of whom were sent to local hospitals for further treatment.
In addition, 50 concert-goers were arrested and taken into custody for unspecified reasons.
Embattled rapper Lil Reese is back behind bars after he was arrested on a gun charge on Monday night (28Jul14). The rising hip-hop star, real name Tavares Taylor, was taken into custody by police in his native Chicago, Illinois and booked for felony possession of a firearm.
He is being held on $50,000 (£29,412) bail at Cook County Jail, according to XXLmag.com.
The arrest is the 21 year old's latest legal woe - last year (13), he was busted three times in as many months over accusations of possession of marijuana, presentation of false documentation to obtain a vehicle and for his involvement in an alleged attack on a woman in 2012.
Reese, who is signed to Def Jam Recordings, also served two years of probation after pleading guilty to burglary charges in May, 2010.
A drummer who toured with Whitney Houston and British band Take That has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $136 (£80) worth of gasoline. Steve Tate - who was known in the music world as Steve Washington - filled his Jaguar with fuel at a garage in England and drove away without paying.
He pleaded guilty to the theft at Folkestone Magistrates' Court in Kent, England and was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to repay the $148 (£86.86) he stole.
Tate, 52, was released from prison in 2012 after serving a four-year sentence for robbing a bank.
Veteran Irish pop star Dana broke down in tears in court on Friday (25Jul14) as her brother was cleared of child sex charges. The singer, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1970, has been supporting her sibling John Brown, 60, throughout his trial on five charges of indecent assault against two girls, aged 13 and 16, in the 1970s.
He was found not guilty on all counts at Harrow Crown Court in England on Friday, and Dana, 62, wept as the verdicts were read out.
Dana went on to become a politician in her native Ireland after stepping away from her pop career, and the allegations regarding her brother surfaced during her campaign for the Irish presidency in 2011.
A musician who conned investors into giving him hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund non-existent music projects with the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam has been sentenced to almost four years behind bars. A federal judge in Washington has convicted Kasey Anderson after he was found guilty of launching various bogus schemes that tricked investors into giving him $600,000 (GBP353,000).
The projects included a benefit album for the incarcerated members of the West Memphis Three.
In his sentencing on Tuesday (22Jul14), judge Ronald B. Leighton said, "You let down a lot of people."
Anderson was also ordered to pay almost $600,000 in restitution.
He previously told the court that he suffers from a mental illness and wrote a letter to the judge, telling him, "I convinced myself that it (behaviour) was normal."
Disgraced singer Tulisa Contostavlos has blasted a British judge for convicting her of punching a blogger, insisting she is "outraged" by the verdict. The former N-Dubz star was found guilty of assault on Friday (25Jul14) after a court in England heard she punched blogger Vas Morgan in the face when they clashed at Britain's V Festival last year (13).
She was ordered to hand over $5,134 (£3,020) in compensation, court costs, and a fine for the offence.
The guilty verdict came just days after Contostavlos was sensationally cleared of brokering a cocaine deal when inconsistencies were discovered in a prosecution witness' evidence, and the singer has now vowed to challenge her assault conviction.
Speaking outside Stratford Magistrates' Court in London following the verdict on Friday, Contostavlos said, "This has been a rollercoaster week for me. I never wanted any of this. I did not assault Vas Morgan and I am outraged at this decision and I will be appealing."
She also begged for any witnesses to the V Festival clash, which took place at the site in Chelmsford, England, to come forward and help in her bid to overturn the verdict.
Fallen pop star Tulisa Contostavlos has been convicted of punching a blogger during a hate-fuelled attack at a music festival. The former N-Dubz singer, who was cleared on Monday (21Jul14) of brokering a cocaine deal after inconsistencies were found in witness testimony, was found guilty of assault at a court hearing in London on Friday (25Jul14).
She was fined $340 (£200) and ordered to pay $4,590 (£2,700) in court costs. She must also hand the victim $170 (£100) in compensation and a $34 (£20) victim surcharge, making a total payment of $5,134 (£3,020).
The star, who enjoyed two seasons as a judge on Britain's The X Factor, punched showbiz writer Vas Morgan in the face at V Festival in Chelmsford, England in August, 2013, leaving him with a swollen left eye.
Contostavlos had denied hitting Morgan, claiming they had a verbal disagreement after a long-running spat, but a district judge dismissed her account and convicted her of assault.
The disgraced pop star's personal assistant Gareth Varey was cleared of using threatening behaviour during the incident.
Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler's ex-husband has been released on bail following his arrest on stock fraud. A.J. Discala walked free from Brooklyn Federal Court in New York on Wednesday (23Jul14) after posting $2 million (GBP1.2 million).
He was indicted for allegedly running a $300 million (GBP176.5 million) stock scam.
Discala pleaded not guilty, but his bid to walk free was almost derailed, according to the New York Daily News when federal prosecutors objected to his proposed meeting with Google and Microsoft executives.
Discala has agreed to wear an electronic ankle bracelet to monitor his whereabouts, but insisted that home arrest would prevent him from attending important meetings.
Discala and The Sopranos actress wed in 2003 but were divorced three years later.
Shamed rocker Ian Watkins has lost his bid to appeal against his 35-year jail sentence for child sex offences. The former Lostprophets frontman was ordered to serve at least 29 years behind bars before he can apply for early release after he was convicted of a number of sickening charges, including the attempted rape of a baby.
Watkins, 36, moved to challenge his lengthy sentence, but his bid was rejected by a panel of judges at Cardiff Crown Court in Wales on Wednesday (23Jul14). They ruled he does not have grounds to appeal against his prison term.
Lord Justice Pritchard, one of the three judges sitting at Cardiff Crown Court, ruled, "These were offences against infant children of such shocking depravity that a very lengthy sentence of imprisonment was demanded, not withstanding the absence of physical injury. It is not demonstrated that the total sentence of 29 years together with the extended licence period was arguably manifestly excessive. Accordingly, the application in his case is refused."
The singer was convicted last year (13) after he pleaded guilty to 13 charges.