On Thursday Pierce The Veil Shocked By Tim Lambesis Murder For Hire Plot was a top story. Here is the recap: (Radio.com) Earlier this year, As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis shocked the rock community when he was arrested for conspiring to have his wife murdered by a hitman. It was a charge Lambesis denied, going on to claim that steroid abuse was at the root of the situation.
Lambesis' lawyer, Thomas Warwick, claimed that the self-proclaimed Christian singer's "thought processes were devastatingly affected by his steroid use," adding that Lambesis "was irritable and lost God" due to the substance abuse.
For Pierce the Veil members Vic Fuentes and Jamie Preciado, the surprising news hit very close to home, as their band has quite a bit in common with the As I Lay Dying camp.
"We hung out with them about a month before that happened," Fuentes told KROQ (a Radio.com station) during a recent interview. "I didn't get any killer vibes."
"Some of our crew members used to work for that band, and we've known that band forever," added bassist Preciado. "We've looked up to that band. They're from San Diego as well. They hung out [with us] like two months before all that stuff came up."
"I think everybody was just really shocked," interjected Fuentes. "Like [Preciado] said, a lot of our crew used to be As I Lay Dying crew, so they spent years with them. They were just blown away by it. I didn't know him personally, so I couldn't really say one way or another." - more on this story