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No Devotion, Formerly Lostprophets, Want To Move On From Ian Watkins Paedophilia Scandal


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Welsh rockers The Lostprophets were shocked at finding out that Ian Watkins was a paedophile, but refuse to be associated with their former bandmate, who confessed to sexually abusing a one-year-old girl and was sentenced to 35 years back in December.

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The former bandmates have not performed with Watkins since 2012.

Recently, the case has risen in popularity again as Watkins is about to contest his sentence. On Wednesday, a Cardiff court is to decide whether the musician has grounds for appeal. Watkins is not denying his guilt on 18 counts of attempted rape and sexual assault, sexual assault involving children and taking, making and possessing indecent images of children. However, he thinks that his sentence is too severe and is looking to have his term (29 years in prison and 6 additional years on license) reduced.

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Former Lostprophets Band Mates On Ian Watkins: "What A F**king C**t"


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When Ian Watkins pleaded guilty to 13 charges of sexual assault in December 2013, we all wondered how the rest of the Lostprophets simply could not have known that in their midst was a serial sex offender. At the time of Watkins' sentencing, they released a statement explaining they were entirely unaware of his crimes. Now, seven months on, Stuart Richardson and Lee Gaze have explained how they have dealt with the knowledge of their former front man's acts and sentencing.

No DevotionNo Devotion are keen to seperate themselves from the Lostprophets controversey

Watkins was first arrested and charged in December 2012. It took over a year for Watkins' case to be brought to court and his sentence was carried out last December. He was charged with 13 counts of sexual assault including attempted rape of a one-year-old child, possession of indecent images of children and another of animal pornography. With so many question and accusations levied at the band, as to how they could have been unknowing about their lead singer's sexual proclivities, what remained of the Lost Prophets released a statement. They stated "Many of you understandably want to know if we knew what Ian was doing. To be clear: We did not."

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Introducing The New Frontman of Lostprophets' New Band, No Devotion


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Lostprophets, the Welsh rock band whose former singer Ian Watkins was sentenced to 35 years in prison for child sex offences in 2013, have reformed as No Devotion, a new act fronted by Geoff Rickly.

Geoff Rickly ThursdayGeoff Rickly of Thursday [Photo: Getty images, credit: Mark Metcalfe]

Lee Gaze, Stuart Richardson, Mike Lewis, Luke Johnson and Jamie Oliver took a six month hiatus following Watkins' trial and conviction, though have now recruited former Thursday singer Rickly as the new frontman.

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A Week In News: 'Star Wars' Cast Assemble, Lostprophets Regroup, George Clooney Commits


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'Star Wars VII': "Raahhgh uughguughhaahnr wrrhwrwwh!" - that's Wookiee for "That new Star Wars cast is dope, yo!" Star Wars fans of all ages were given a shot of sweaty-palmed anticipation this week when the cast of JJ Abrams upcoming Star Wars sequel, Episode VII, was announced. Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and other original cast members will be joining a host of new faces, including Domhnall Gleeson, Max Von Sydow and Andy Serkis. See the photo of the new cast and find out more here.

Clooney Bagged: The air was filled with yells of envy this week as it was announced that actor George Clooney has become engaged to Amal Alamuddin after just a few months of dating. You'd be forgiven for being sceptical towards perpetual bachelor Cloonz's happy news but this time it's different. Find out how Clooney's family reacted. Amal isn't just another attention-craving bimbo: she's an accomplished human rights lawyer with unnaturally lustrous hair. For more info, check out our profile on Amal, AKA the one Clooney wouldn't let get away.

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Lostprophets To Regroup With 'Thursday' Singer, Minus Ian Watkins


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Members of the Welsh rock group Lostprophets have formed a band without their now-imprisoned former singer, Ian Watkins, who is a convicted paedophile. Guitarist Lee Gaze, rhythm guitarist Mike Lewis, keyboardist Jamie Oliver, drummer Luke Johnson and bassist Stuart Richardson are reportedly working with Geoff Rickly, the ex-frontman of US rock band Thursday, to return to the music business.

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Lostprophets Are Regrouping To Make New Unit After Ian Watkins Is Imprisoned.

The seemingly as-yet unnamed band have reportedly begun to make new music together that Rickly described as "a little bit of New Order, little bit of Joy Division, little bit of The Cure," in a recent interview with Radio Cardiff.

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Ian Watkins Launches Appeal After Learning He’ll Serve Two Thirds Of Sentence Before Parole


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Ian Watkins has launched an appeal bid after being told that he must serve two thirds of his 29 year sentence before being considered for parole. Watkins, the former singer in rock band Lost Prophets, was jailed after being found guilty of a string of depraved sex crimes against young children that were facilitated by his fame.

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Committed Paedophile Ian Watkins Launches Application For Permission To Appeal.

The Court of Appeal move by Watkins, whose 35 year total sentence is made up of a custodial term of 29 years and a further six years on licence, was confirmed by the Judicial Office today, via BBC News. Watkins was sentenced last month at Cardiff Crown Court where he confessed to 13 offences and was described by the judge as a "committed and determined paedophile."

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Lostprophets' Ian Watkins Sentenced to 35 Years. Calls Case "Mega Lolz"


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Ian Watkins, the paedophile former singer of Lostprophets, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after admitting a string of sex offences involving children including the attempted rape of a baby. Two women (apparently named by Peaches Geldof on Twitter), known only as Woman A and Woman B - the mothers of the abused - were sentenced to 14 and 17 years respectively.

Ian WatkinsIan Watkins Has Been Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

During the sentencing, it emerged that the day after the singer admitted his offences, he told a female fan from prison that he was going to issue a statement saying it had been "mega lolz," and that he didn't know, "what everybody is getting so freaked out about."

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A Week In News: Ian Watkins Trial, AMAs Triumph And A Beloved Pet Dies


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Ian Watkins Trial: It's a shame we have to start with this one but little else has seen the headlines all week. The disgraced former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins, 36, describing himself as a "determined and committed paedophile" in the ongoing court case, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted rape and 12 other offences including sexual assault and taking, making and distributing indecent images of children.

What's more, innocent parties including Alexa Chung, Fearne Cotton and Ian "H" Watkins from Steps have been dragged into the reporting. Peaches Geldof has received stern criticism after she shared the names of the women who let Watkins abuse their children.

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Peaches Geldof Probed By Police Following Ian Watkins Tweet


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As the Ian Watkins child abuse case came to a swift end this week, the fallout was always going to carry on for a number of weeks. Of all people, Peaches Geldof decided to wade into the debate, naming and shaming the two mothers who were convicted alongside Watkins in the sexual abuse case.

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Watkins pleaded guilty earlier this week

The Geldof altercation comes after Watkins pleaded guilty to several counts of child abuse on Tuesday, being convicted alongside the two women who are said to have allowed Watkins to carry out his depraved lusts on their children. Obviously, this is an incredibly delicate subject, and as the names of victims of child abuse are always held in anonymity, Peaches' ill-advised rant against the mothers inadvertently made the children's identity all that clearer.

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Peaches Geldof In Hot Water After Naming Ian Watkins Abuse Trial Women


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Peaches Geldof, the daughter of Bob Geldof, has found herself in trouble after she shared the names of two women who allowed disgraced former Lostprophets singer to abuse their babies. The bizarre and sickening case has unearthed shocking details about Watkins, a man described as a "determined and committed paedophile" in the ongoing court case.

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Peaches Geldof Shared The Names Of Ian Watkins' Female Co-Conspirators.

Watkins pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted rape and 12 other offences including sexual assault and taking, making and distributing indecent images of children. However, the identities of the two women, and therefore their children, have been kept secret. Peaches is said to have found the names of the women on an American website and shared them with her Twitter followers.

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Ian Watkins Trial: His Parents Speak Out - "We Did Our Best"


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Ian Watkins’ parents have spoken out for the first time since the former Lostprophets frontman pleaded guilty to an array of harrowing charges, including the attempted rape of a baby.

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''This is so hard. It's overwhelming. It has affected every aspect of our lives. It's the first thing a parent asks themselves - where did we go wrong? What happened?” Minister John Davies told The Daily Mail.

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So, What Happens to Lostprophets' Ian Watkins Now?


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Ian Watkins, singer with Welsh rock band Lostprophets, has pleaded guilty to a series of child sex offences including attempted rape and sexual assault of a child under 13. The 36-year-old from Pontypridd had previously "furiously denied" the allegations though pleaded guilty in court this week.

Ian WatkinsIan Watkins Has Pleaded Guilty to Child Sex Offences

According to BBC News, prosecuting barrister Chris Clee QC told the court: "Ian Watkins was the lead singer in a successful band called the Lostprophets.

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Lostprophets Ian Watkins Child Abuse Case: Singer Pleads Guilty


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The former Lostprophets front-man Ian Watkins has pleaded guilty to a range of child abuse offenses, including the attempted rape of a baby. He pleaded guilty to ‘attempted rape’ and ‘attempted sexual assault’ of a child under 13 but denied charges of ‘rape’, according to the BBC.

Ian WatkinsIan Watkins pleaded guilty to multiple sexual abuse charges

The news comes after the 36-year-old “furiously denied" the allegations. Prosecuting barrister Chris Clee QC told the court: "Ian Watkins was the lead singer in a successful band called the Lostprophets. He accepts he was a determined and committed paedophile."

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Ian Watkins - Former frontman of rock band Lostprophets Ian Watkins seen pictured back in 2010 holding a baby doll outside the stage door of The Academy music venue,Dublin - Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday 18th May 2010

Lostprophets Announce Split Ahead Of Frontman Ian Watkins Child Sex Trial


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The Welsh rock band, Lostprophets, have announced that they are splitting up as singer Ian Watkins faces his child sex trial.

Posting on their Facebook page, the band issued a statement saying they could not continue making music under the name Lostprophets.

Watkins faces 24 counts of sexual offences when he goes to trial sometime in November.

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