Rammstein’s Act Lands Two Members In Jail

After staging the same outrageous antics for U.S. fans for over a year, the men of Rammstein have finally gotten in trouble for it.

Frontman Till Lindemann and keyboardist Flake Lorenz were arrested Saturday night after a concert in Worcester, Massachusetts and charged with lewd and lascivious behavior. The men were released on Sunday and are expected to play Toronto Monday night.

The portion of the show that spurred authorities into action should be familiar to anyone who caught the band as part of last year’s Family Values tour: during the song “Buck Dich,” Lindemann simulates anal sex with Lorenz using a fake phallus. Both men remain fully clothed during the act.

A spokesperson for both men told MTV News, “While they strongly deny any criminal wrongdoing, they have retained local counsel and intend to respect the laws of the city in question by seeing this matter through to its logical conclusion.”

A court date has yet to be set in the case.

Ironically, the
band spoke with MTV News the day before the arrest and talked about its controversial stage show (which is perhaps better known for its pyrotechnics than its simulated sex).

“I think the music of Rammstein and the show elements are joined together in our band, and it will always be like that,” drummer Christoph Schneider said of the group’s show. “We are not an unplugged band.” [RealAudio]