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Ex-Lostprophets singer, Ian Watkins, faced his sentencing for child sex offences today and received 35 years imprisonment from Cardiff Crown Court. To make things even more grim, it has now been revealed that after admitting to the offences last month, Watkins has made phone calls from prison describing the events as "megalolz" and that he "didn't know what everyone was getting so freaked out about". Read full details of the sentencing here and live updates from the proceedings here.
On November 27, the day after he admitted he was a paedophile, he said of the court hearing: "It was, like, either me go up there and say 'Come on, it wasn't that bad, nobody got hurt', I do my charm. Or do...
Kyle Huntington on 12/18/13 - 06:10 AM
After Lostprophets' vocalist Ian Watkins was charged with several accounts of child sex offences and previously "furiously denying" the charges earlier in the year, he has now plead guilty to the majority of offences.

Update: More detailed (and distressing) updates on the charges heard in court have been added to the BBC News page.

Update #2: ITV News reporter, Rupert Evelyn, is currently live tweeting the court proceedings. Be warned, although he is "heavily editing" the details, it makes for an incredibly unsettling read.
Kyle Huntington on 11/26/13 - 07:49 AM
Lostprophets have broken up.
After nearly a year of coming to terms with our heartache, we finally feel ready to announce publicly what we have thought privately for some time. We can no longer continue making or performing music as Lostprophets. Your love and support over the past 15 years has been tremendous, and we'll be forever grateful for all you've given us. As we look forward to the next phase of our lives, we can only hope to be surrounded by people as devoted and inspiring as you guys have been.
Alex DiVincenzo on 10/01/13 - 09:53 AM
Ian Watkins (Lostprophets) released a statement in regard to his latest court hearing.
Mr Watkins furiously denies all of the charges and allegations made. He intends to fight to the bitter end to clear his name. He wishes to thank the fans, family and friends for the constant love and support they have given and continue to give throughout this testing time.

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Jason Tate on 03/13/13 - 03:20 PM
Update #2: The band's website has been taken down and replaced by a short statement from the rest of the band.

Update
: Ian was denied bail earlier today in court and will remain in prison until his hearing on December 31st.


Lostprophets' frontman, Ian Watkins has been charged with six accounts of child sex charges.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/19/12 - 09:21 AM
You can watch Lostprophets' new music video for "Jesus Walks" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/05/12 - 08:39 PM
Head here to read our interview with Lostprophets, where bassist Stu Richardson discusses their latest album and forthcoming stint on Warped Tour.Weapons is released today in the US and the band will be on Tilly's Stage at Warped from 7/12 to 8/5.
From the InterviewIt's really good to tour the US again. We haven't played there in six years! Some of our best times have been had on American soil - I met my wife there, settled down, blah, blah. We toured the shit out of it for most of 2001-2006. It's gonna be great to see some old friends and eat at fucking Denny's at 4am.
Andy Biddulph on 06/19/12 - 04:12 AM
Lostprophets are going on a quick West Coast run in August. Dates in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 06/14/12 - 12:48 AM
Lostprophets recently did their first U.S. radio interview in six years via x107.5 out of Las Vegas. You can listen to the interview here. The band's fifth studio album Weapons will be available in North America on June 19th via Fearless Records.
Jason Gardner on 05/31/12 - 12:09 PM
Lostprophets shot a music video for "We Bring an Arsenal" yesterday in London.

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Jason Tate on 05/04/12 - 09:48 AM
Lostprophets have signed with Fearless Records and will release their new album Weapons in the US on June 19th.

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Jason Tate on 04/09/12 - 12:45 PM
You can hear a new Lostprophets song "Another Heart" from their upcoming album, in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 03/25/12 - 03:28 PM
You can hear 30 second clips of the new Lostprophets album, here.

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Jason Tate on 03/16/12 - 12:08 PM
Lostprophets music video to their new song "Bring 'Em Down," is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 03/09/12 - 09:55 AM
Lostprophets will release Weapons on April 2nd, 2012. Artwork can be seen here.

Track Listing

1) Bring 'Em Down
2) We Bring An Arsenal
3) Another Shot
4) Jesus Walks
5) A Song for Where I'm From
6) A Little Reminder That I'll Never Forget
7) Better Off Dead
8) Heart on Loan
9) Somedays
10) Can't Get Enough

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Jason Tate on 02/22/12 - 03:53 PM
The new Lostprophets single "Bring Em Down" was recently played on Radio1. You can stream it in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/07/12 - 10:20 AM
Lostprophets have put a new song up for free download. Grab "Better Off Dead" from their website. Alternatively, you can stream the track here. The band's fifth album, Weapons, is set to be released on April 2 with Epic Records.
Andy Biddulph on 01/06/12 - 04:03 AM
Lostprophets will release their new album entitled Weapons on April 2nd via Epic Records.

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Jason Tate on 01/05/12 - 12:31 PM
A live video of a new Lostprophets song can be seen in the replies.

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Joe DeAndrea on 09/07/11 - 06:50 PM
The video for the Lost Prophets' latest single "For He's a Jolly Good Felon" is in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 03/15/10 - 09:33 AM
Lostprophets' real album artwork has been revealed and is in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 11/27/09 - 11:05 PM
Lostprophets have a new video for "Where We Belong" in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 11/20/09 - 05:41 PM
The art for Lostprophets' new album The Betrayed is in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 11/19/09 - 04:14 PM
Lostprophets have announced a big UK tour for early 2010. The band will release The Betrayed in the UK on January 18th.

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Steve Henderson on 10/27/09 - 08:49 AM
Check out a new b-side from Lostprophets named "AC Ricochet" and a video interview with the band in the replies.
Steve Henderson on 10/12/09 - 08:34 PM
Made in Hell, clothing line of Ian Watkins of Lostprophets, has launched the first part of its fall line. The line includes two t-shirts, one hoodie, and a polo. All items are limited to 250 pieces, hand numbered, and signed by Watkins.
Steve Henderson on 09/29/09 - 08:28 PM
Lostprophets have named their new album The Betrayed. The video for the first single, "It's Not The End Of The World" can be seen in the replies.
Steve Henderson on 09/19/09 - 10:44 AM
Luke Johnson (Beat Union) has been announced as the new drummer for Lostprophets.
Tony Pascarella on 08/04/09 - 02:53 PM
Check out L'Amour La Morgue's remix of Young Guns' "The Weight of the World" here. L'Amour La Morgue has recently added remixes by White Lies, Magic Wands, and more to their myspace page and will be doing a DJ set at this years Reading and Leeds festival.
Steve Henderson on 07/30/09 - 08:26 PM
Lostprophets will be doing 3 UK warm up shows in Manchester (Sold Out), Wolverhampton, and Newport before Reading & Leeds. The Dead Formats and Young Guns will be doing support. You can buy tickets here.
Dates25/08/09 - Manchester @ Academy
26/08/09 - Wolverhampton @ The Civic Hall
27/08/09 - Newport @ Newport Centre

Steve Henderson on 06/18/09 - 10:24 PM
Check the replies for a new studio video blog from Lostprophets where they discuss how their new album has turned out and when you can expect to see it released.
Steve Henderson on 05/28/09 - 09:05 PM
Lostprophets have finished recording their new album, and are calling it "by far the finest, darkest and most real album" they have ever made.
Steve Henderson on 03/31/09 - 08:55 PM
Ian Watkins (Lostprophets) has launched a new DJ/remix side project called L'Amour La Morgue. Read a press release in the replies.
Steve Henderson on 03/04/09 - 09:10 AM
Lostprophets have covered The Cure's "Boys Don't Cry" for an NME compilation to be included in this week's issue.
Steve Henderson on 02/24/09 - 11:39 PM
Lostprophets have posted a new video blog from the studio which you can see in the replies.
Steve Henderson on 11/30/08 - 04:09 PM
Ian Watkins (Lostprophets) has launched the second round of his Made in Hell t-shirts.
Steve Henderson on 11/21/08 - 10:35 PM
Ilan Rubin, who's been named the new drummer of Nine Inch Nails (and whose solo album we are streaming), will be leaving Lostprophets after their new album is finished.
Steve Henderson on 11/18/08 - 12:26 PM
Congratulations to Lostprophets guitarist Lee Gaze and his wife, Syirin Said, who have just welcomed their first son into the world.
Steve Henderson on 11/14/08 - 06:44 PM
The New Regime (Ilan Rubin of Lostprophets) have posted a new song on myspace called "Take Control" in addition to some new photos.
Steve Henderson on 11/13/08 - 06:50 PM
An update on The New Regime's Coup, along with the cover art, can be seen in the replies. We will have an exclusive stream of the record in the very near future.
Steve Henderson on 11/03/08 - 06:15 PM
Check out two video interview clips in the replies with Ian Watkins of Lostprophets talking about the band's new album and his clothing line, Made In Hell.
Steve Henderson on 10/30/08 - 09:22 PM
The New Regime will release Coup on November 18th.

Track Listing
1) The Collapse
2) Order Restored
3) All These Changes
4) Take Control
5) Time Erase
6) Haunt My Mind
7) This War Time
8) The Credit "We" Deserve
9) Tap Dancing In A Minefield
10) Somethings
Steve Henderson on 10/15/08 - 09:52 PM
Ian Watkins' (Lostprophets) Made in Hell clothing line is giving you the chance to customize some clothing. Check out the full rundown in the replies.
Steve Henderson on 09/23/08 - 07:33 AM
The New Regime (Ilan Rubin of Lostprophets) has posted a live teaser, which you can see in the replies.
Steve Henderson on 07/24/08 - 07:41 PM
The New Regime (Ilan Rubin of Lostprophets' side project) have announced their first tour dates. Details for the shows including touring band lineup can be seen in the replies.
Steve Henderson on 07/13/08 - 07:38 PM
Read an interview with Ian Watkins (Lostprophets) here, where he discusses his clothing line and the band's new album.
Steve Henderson on 06/24/08 - 09:20 PM
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