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Bauhaus Frontman Avoids Jail After Accepting Plea Deal In Drugs Case

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Bauhaus star Peter Murphy has been placed on three years probation after pleading guilty to methamphetamine possession.

The She's in Parties singer was arrested for his part in a hit-and-run accident in Glendale, California in March (13), when police reportedly found methamphetamine inside the patrol car in which Murphy was detained.

The goth rocker previously pleaded not guilty to three charges, but in a Los Angeles court, he agreed to change his plea after striking a deal with prosecutors, who agreed to drop a misdemeanour charge of driving under the influence of drugs in return.

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Bauhaus' Peter Murphy Charged With Dangerous Driving After L.A. Incident

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It’s not looking good for Bauhaus front man after the British singer was arrested in Los Angeles in the Glendale region for suspected DUI. Murphy was spotted driving through the Los Angeles suburb late on Saturday night (March 16, 2013) and was driving erratically before he crashed his car into the rear of another vehicle.

According to The Guardian, Murphy combined this incident by simply driving after the incident, though he was eventually apprehended after a witness trailed his car further into Los Angeles, apparently "afraid [Murphy] would kill someone with his driving", according to the police.

And it gets even worse for Murphy. Police arrived at the scene and claim to have found a small plastic bag, possibly full of methamphetamine, which he was trying to discard. Apparently the 55-year-old was "very confused” and was struggling to give coherent answers to the police. The reason he gave was that he was jet-lagged from a recent flight, while he also denied being drunk. However he did state he was on prescription medication for depression. He’s been charged with possession of methamphetamine, felony hit-and-run, and suspicion of causing injuries while driving under the influence of drugs. As of Monday, he had not yet posted bail, set at $500,000 (£330,566). Bauhaus were a critically acclaimed post-punk industrial band who had their heyday in the early 1980’s.

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Bauhaus Singer Peter Murphy Suspected Of Hit-And-Run In Los Angeles

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Peter Murphy, the lead singer with British rock band Bauhaus, is due in court in Los Angeles following his arrest on suspicion of DUI, hit-and-run and drug possession. Murphy, 55, was arrested on Saturday (March 16, 2013) and held in lieu of $500,000 bail.

The baritone voiced singer, originally from Northampton, England, allegedly rear-ended a vehicle in Glendale and fled the scene, despite injuring the driver. A witness followed Murphy and blocked his vehicle until police arrived. A team dispatched to the scene detained Murphy, booking him on suspicion of causing injuries while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, felony hit-and-run and possessing methamphetamine. 

According to the Los Angeles Times, Murphy denies drinking alcohol on Saturday and says he had only taken his prescription pills for depression. The singer - who now lives Turkey - told officers he was jet-lagged from his recent flight to the U.S. The arresting officers noted that Murphy appeared to be "very confused" and had difficulty recalling the day and time.

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H&m Team Up With Marni

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H&M are teaming up with Marni for a new collection.

The high street retailer are joining forces with the Italian fashion house for their latest designer collaboration, with the label's Founder and Creative Director Consuelo Castiglioni creating affordable men and womenswear for the company's spring collection.

Speaking about the collection, Consuelo said: "I wanted to create a true Marni wardrobe by revisiting all our favourite pieces in signature fabrics and prints. As always, I love juxtaposing prints and colours, mixing modern tribal with Bauhaus graphic adding sporty utilitarian elements".

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Manson To Display Black Dahlia Art At Bauhaus Star's Showcase

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Shock rocker Marilyn Manson is to exhibit his paintings inspired by Los Angeles' infamous Black Dahlia murder as part of former Bauhaus star David J's latest multi-media spectacular.

Manson has always been fascinated by the unsolved 1947 murder of Elizabeth Short, who was dubbed the Black Dahlia by media outlets, and his art inspired by the mystery will be on display at J's Theatrefication event on 12 November (11) in downtown Los Angeles.

The eclectic showcase will also feature a performance of the former Bauhaus star's The Chanteuse And The Devil's Muse, and in demand artist Shepard Fairey will DJ at the after party.

Bauhaus Bought A Hearse


Goth icons Bauhaus once bought a hearse to arrive at gigs in - but gave it away because the idea felt weird and macabre.

Frontman Peter Murphy reveals he and his bandmates spotted the car while recording in Wales and offered the undertaker cash to take the motor off his hands.

The Bela Lugosi's Dead singer says, "We go, 'We've got to have that. Can you imagine having a hearse with our reputation?' So we bought it.

"We had it cleaned, but it still had the smell of fatality. It wasn't cool. It was not respectful. There was something wrong with it, like it wasn't de-sacramented or something. We had to get rid of it."

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Bauhaus Frontman Overcomes Stammer With Singing


Former Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy has credited a childhood stammer with his distinctive vocals.

The Bela Lugosi's Dead singer admits he has always suffered from the speech impediment but it makes his performances onstage and in the studio extra special.

He tells Spin magazine, "With a stammer, you always have to control it, but it's very difficult, because once you look at it, it's there. So you can't really work on it. It's fear-based.

"When I was a kid, I would be terrified to go on a bus to ask for a ticket. I could say the word, say it a thousand times, until the moment the woman says, 'Yes, where are you going?'

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Murphy Welcomes Bauhaus Reunion


Former Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy is open to a reunion, despite the fact the group's last get together ended with a bitter break-up in 2009.

The She's in Parties goth rocker has started performing Bauhaus songs at solo concerts and admits he'd welcome bandmates if they decided to join him onstage.

He says, "Bauhaus is my family... They're my songs. Nobody can do it but me. And, if the band wants to join me, they're welcome."

David J To Tackle Black Dahlia Murder In New Play


Former Bauhaus and LOVE & ROCKETS star DAVID J has revisited Hollywood's infamous Black Dahlia murder in a thrilling new avant-garde theatre piece.

The rocker's The Chanteuse and the Devil’s Muse will feature his music, which he'll perform with Ego Plum when the drama debuts during Los Angeles’ upcoming Broadway 100 celebration at the end of March (11).

It will be David J's first major theatrical piece in his adopted Los Angeles since he staged Edie Sedgwick drama Silver for Gold.

The Black Dahlia murder remains a mystery - aspiring actress Elizabeth Short's body was found cut in half in a vacant lot in Hollywood in 1947. It was assumed that she had died the previous day. The murder started one of the most intense investigations in Los Angeles history, but no arrests were ever made and the case still remains unsolved.

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Japan Bassist Mick Karn Dies

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Japan bassist Mick Karn has died aged 52.

The Cypriot musician, who revealed in June last year that he had been diagnosed with advanced-stage cancer passed away at his home in London yesterday (04.01.11).

A statement on his website said: "It's with profound sadness that we have to inform you that Mick finally lost his battle with cancer and passed away peacefully at 4.30pm today, 4th January 2011 at home in Chelsea, London.

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