No Devotion Members Faced Bigger Problems In Lostprophets

(TeamRock Radio) No Devotion bassist Stuart Richardson says the band's recent troubles are nothing compared to what he went through with Lostprophets. No Devotion have endured a week in which their label Collect Records - owned by frontman Geoff Rickly - parted company with main financial backer Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical magnate who became public enemy no.1 after raising the price of an AIDS drug by 5000%.

That was followed by an attack on Rickly in a Hamburg street during which he was robbed and poisoned, leading to the cancellation of a show and a night in hospital.

No Devotion were formed form the ashes of Lostprophets after that band's frontman Ian Watkins was revealed to have committed a string of horrifying sexual offences against children and was jailed for 29 years. Richardson says the abuse directed at No Devotion for their links to Shkreli pales into insignificance in comparison.

He tells Alternative Press: "Trust me, I've seen worse, I've had worse said of me. I have a family and kids and I've been called everything. I don't feel betrayed by Geoff at all. It's just bad luck. Really bad luck. I don't think Geoff didn't dig hard enough on this guy, I don't think he's to blame at all. Shkreli seemed like he just wanted to put his money out there." Read more here.

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