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The Guardian profiles No Devotion and the struggle to move on from Lostprophets' infamy.
"A day before the charges went public, we heard he'd been arrested and immediately we knew the band was over," Richardson says. "The next morning, we started reading tweets about what he tried to do. And we couldn't believe it." Every member except Watkins has children Richardson's young daughter knew the singer as Uncle Ian which, they say, made the betrayal worse. Both he and Gaze say they'll never listen to the music again. "I can't," Gaze says. "It's tainted, because he was the voice of the band, and it was his lyrics."
Jason Tate on 07/11/14 - 12:05 PM
No Devotion, the new band featuring Geoff Rickly and former Lostprophets members, will be touring the UK in July. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/02/14 - 11:06 AM
In this week's edition of The Sunday Times, ex-Lostprophets guitarists Lee Gaze and Mike Lewis have broken their silence over the Ian Watkins scandal. If you're not registered for The Sunday Times, some excerpts can be found on The PRP.
"Obviously what's gone on with these children far supersedes what's happened to us," concludes Gaze. "We're strong enough to get back on our feet and carry on doing whatever we want to do, but there are children who are going to grow up without parents and that makes us incredibly sad."
Jason Tate on 05/27/14 - 11:23 AM
Check the replies for a good audio interview with Geoff Rickley, of Thursday fame, where he addresses a lot of things ... including the rumors that he'll be working with the remaining members of the now defunt Lostprophets. Also in the interview it's revealed that Geoff has decided to really buckle down on his label now that he was able to secure some financing from an investor. They have a Saves the Day 7", Touche Amore 7", and Title Fight 7" all on deck. It's a good listen and definitely worth the time.
Jason Tate on 04/24/14 - 09:10 PM
Ian Watkins (Lostprophets) has applied to appeal the length of his prision sentence.
Paedophile rock star Ian Watkins is seeking leave to appeal against the length of his jail term for child sex offences, including the attempted rape of a baby.
Jason Tate on 01/23/14 - 10:23 AM
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 - 05:10 AM
A music lawyer estimates that Ian Watkins has probably made upwards of 100k ($163,040) since his arrest ... off of publishing royalties. This makes me irrationally angry.
His notoriety and renewed publicity when he is sentenced could even cause a cash generation spike as music sales and internet searches rise. Music lawyer Craig Brookes explained that as the band's lyricist, Watkins will be in line for a big cut of any fees generated. 'The biggest income stream will almost certainly be publishing which, even if radio play has stopped, will still be pretty big,' he told Wales on Sunday.
Jason Tate on 12/15/13 - 09:43 PM
The other members of Lostprophets have released a statement after the legal events of last week.
Earlier this week, we learned that the allegations of child sexual abuse against Ian were true, and that he would not be contesting them in court. Until then, we found them extremely difficult to believe and had hoped it was all a mistake. Sadly, the true extent of his appalling behaviour is now impossible to deny.

Many of you understandably want to know if we knew what Ian was doing. To be clear: We did not. We knew that Ian was a difficult character. Our personal relationships with him had deteriorated in recent years to a point that working together was a constant, miserable challenge....
Jason Tate on 11/30/13 - 06:40 PM
The Guardian have run an interesting article about what happens when the sins of an artist are so great that they negate their art. Many arguments have been had in these forums about if someone's ego or sexism or lack of releasing their dvd or just general douchebaggery is enough to lose fans and negate the music they release -- but the pure evil of Ian Watkin's has taken this debate to a whole new level.
In fact, our cultural life is replete with art made by those whose personal lives bear little scrutiny. In the Nazi corner alone, we have the film-maker Leni Riefenstahl, the poet Ezra Pound and the philosopher Martin Heidegger, none of whom have been "decanonised", despite critical...
Jason Tate on 11/29/13 - 08:39 PM
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 - 06:49 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 - 08:53 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 - 02:20 PM
Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins has been remanded in custody until March 11th following a second appearance in court charged with child sex offences.
Andy Biddulph on 12/31/12 - 05:04 AM
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 - 08:21 AM
You can watch Lostprophets' new music video for "Jesus Walks" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/05/12 - 07:39 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 - 03:12 AM
Lostprophets are going on a quick West Coast run in August. Dates in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 06/13/12 - 11:48 PM
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 - 11:09 AM
The Vans Warped Tour will take place in the UK for the first time in 13 years on November 10. Lostprophets and Bring Me The Horizon will headline the date, while the "Road To Warped" tour dates that we reported earlier featuring New Found Glory and Less Than Jake have been confirmed.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/08/12 - 06:21 PM
Lostprophets shot a music video for "We Bring an Arsenal" yesterday in London.

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Jason Tate on 05/04/12 - 08:48 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 - 11:45 AM
Warped Tour announced thirteen new bands: Rise Against, Lostprophets, Sleepwalker, Taylor Thrash, June Divided, The Scissors, Neo Geo, Amyst, Emily's Army, Dustin Jones & The Rising Tide, New Empire, They All Float and Railroad To Alaska.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/28/12 - 09:02 AM
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 - 02:28 PM
You can hear 30 second clips of the new Lostprophets album, here.

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Jason Tate on 03/16/12 - 11:08 AM
Lostprophets music video to their new song "Bring 'Em Down," is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 03/09/12 - 08:55 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 - 02:53 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 - 09:20 AM
Lostprophets have announced a UK tour for April/May. Dates can be seen in the replies.
Andy Biddulph on 01/23/12 - 05:33 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 - 03:03 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 - 11:31 AM
A live video of a new Lostprophets song can be seen in the replies.

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Joe DeAndrea on 09/07/11 - 05:50 PM
Watch the new video for The New Regime (Ilan Rubin of Nine Inch Nails/Lostprophets) in the replies, for the track "Remission of Guilt".
Paul Tao on 09/03/10 - 11:52 AM
Lostprophets have a new video for "Where We Belong" in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 11/20/09 - 04:41 PM
The art for Lostprophets' new album The Betrayed is in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 11/19/09 - 03:14 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 - 07:49 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 - 07:34 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 - 07:28 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 - 09:44 AM
Luke Johnson (Beat Union) has been announced as the new drummer for Lostprophets.
Tony Pascarella on 08/04/09 - 01:53 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 - 07:26 PM
AltPress is asking you who you want on the AltPress Tour this year. Potential bands include Lostprophets, Anberlin, and The Academy Is.
Steve Henderson on 06/19/09 - 12:53 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 - 09:24 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 - 08:05 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 - 07:55 PM
The New Regime have released a video for "Take Control" as part two of a six part live performance series. The next four videos will premiere Tuesdays and Fridays for the next 2 weeks. You can also check out the first part of a video interview where Ilan talks about everything from drums, The New Regime, Lostprophets, and Nine Inch Nails.
Steve Henderson on 03/15/09 - 06:29 PM
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