Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

DMX sentenced to jail

DMX was sentenced to six months in jail for bail violation yesterday (16.03.10) - but may escape prison and be ordered into residential rehab.
Great deals on musical instruments

DMX was sentenced to six months in jail for bail violation yesterday (16.03.10).

The 'Who We Be' rapper received the punishment at a court hearing in Phoenix, Arizona, but he may escape prison and instead be ordered straight to residential rehab.

The American hip-hop star - real name Earl Simmons - had earlier admitted to five breaches of his probation, blaming his dependence on drugs.

During DMX's hearing the judge was presented with a letter from drugs expert Dr. Drew Pinsky asking permission to treat the star at his Pasadena Recovery Centre, an idea the judge appeared "open" to, although his final ruling has not been confirmed.

Michael Bloom, co-founder of the treatment centre, said: "We made the offer and we would take him in, if the court is OK with that."

DMX's defence lawyer, Glen Allen, said: "If we never address the serious substance abuse issues that he has, this is an individual that we are going to see again in the wrong places. And we don't want to see him back before Your Honour ever again."

DMX was arrested in Phoenix last week, and was on probation for verbally threatening a guard during a stint in prison last year for drug possession, animal cruelty and theft.

His manager Nakia Walker recently spoke out in favour of the rapper.

She said: "It is unfortunate and painful to see Earl incarcerated, as there are a lot of rumours and lies surfacing regarding the details of his personal and professional state.

"However, thank God for a great team- family, friends, pastors and doctors. Collectively, I am excited to say that DMX's team is putting forth every effort to ensure the success of Earl's health and career. We appreciate the support of his fans. Please stay prayerful, as X will return."

Posted on 17 Mar 2010 10:00 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Through a collaboration with Martin, Sheeran's latest signature model features artwork from his latest album '÷' and has been built to his exact specifications.

25 Apr 2017 17:08
thumbnail

An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.

20 Mar 2017 11:31
thumbnail

Founding guitarist of legendary LA band Y and T Joey Alves passes away due to complications relating to Ulcerative Colitis. Documentary on soon to follow.

13 Mar 2017 13:12
thumbnail

Destroyer Cola is to be the latest release in rock veterans Kiss' long line of merchandise currently available to the general public for purchase

7 Mar 2017 15:23
thumbnail

In a recent unconfirmed report, frontman of famous rock and roll outfit Guns N' Roses is said to be heading into the studio with Australian rock veterans AC/DC

24 Feb 2017 13:13
thumbnail

Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.

9 Feb 2017 15:22

Recent Music News

thumbnail

The latest entry into the acclaimed microphone brands line-up, the sE8 Small Condenser Microphone packs a big punch despite its diminutive and compact frame.

13 Jul 2017 13:24
thumbnail

A familiar face in an all new format, the Waza Amplifier Head lets you experience the full power of an established classic in the comfort of your own bedroom.

11 Jul 2017 11:07
thumbnail

A visual percussion instrument that promises a completely immersive rhythmic experience, the DR-01S is the first of many in the latest percussive generation.

11 Jul 2017 10:14
thumbnail

In celebration of BOSS' 40th anniversary, the company releases a triumvirate of their most famous and sought-after pedals in a limited-edition box-set format.

11 Jul 2017 09:39
thumbnail

In celebration of their rich history, VOX launches the AC30HW60 and AC15HW60. Designed to emulate the classics, VOX add impetus to the saying 'old is gold'

7 Jul 2017 10:57
thumbnail

Continuing the legacy of Elektron's previous entries, the Analog Four MKII/Analog Rytm MKII marks the beginning of a new era graced with bountiful enhancements

6 Jul 2017 14:51