Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Bloodhound Gang makes Russians see red
American rockers Bloodhound Gang is facing the wrath of the Russians. It is reported that they face criminal charges for "inciting hatred and enmity" against the country during their gigs in Ukraine in July. Digital Spy reports that a statement from Russia's Investigative Committee names the band's singer and guitarist James Moyer Franks - known under his stage name Jimmy Pop - and bassist Jared Hennegan. "Moyer, Hennegan and other unknown persons entered a criminal plot aimed at disgracing Russian citizens and formed a criminal group to that end," the statement reads. The investigation relates to a show at Kiev's Green Theater on July 30, when Hennegan placed a Russian flag down his pants, before wiping his genitals with it. He and Franks also shouted anti-Russian sentiments at that show, as well as a second gig the next day in Odessa. The band were scheduled to play at the Russian festival Kubana, but they were forced to pull out by their management. They were later banned from entering Russia for five years. Bloodhound Gang are best known for their 1999 single 'The Bad Touch'.