Former As I Lay Dying guitarist Nick Hipa dismissed convicted lead singer, ex-Christian and founder of the metalcore band, Tim Lambesis, as a "sociopathic narcissist" for trying to justify plotting to murder his estranged wife and claiming that his bandmates abandoned him after he was arrested.
On May 16, 2014, the day Lambesis was sentenced to six years in prison for plotting to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife and mother of his three adopted children, Meggan Murphy Lambesis, Alternative Press published a substantive interview with the former Christian singer.
In the interview, Lambesis discusses a number of personal issues such as the breakdown of his marriage, his descent into atheism, his steroid use and how his former bandmates shunned him after he was arrested. more >>
Tim Lambesis, lead singer and founder of Christian metalcore band As I Lay Dying, recently confessed that he and other members of his band had become atheists but kept claiming to be Christians so they could keep making money selling records to Christians.
In a wide-ranging interview with Alternative Press shortly before he was sentenced to six years in prison last month for attempting to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife, Meggan Murphy Lambesis, the singer addressed a claim he made last year in a YouTube video about his spiritual allegiance after fans started saying he had become a Satanist.
"A month before your arrest, you posted a YouTube video addressing fans who felt your new side project, Pyrithion, was 'satanic.' I remember watching the video at the time and noticing you never gave the easy answer: 'Of course not. I'm a Christian!' You knew people thought of you as a Christian. Weren't you lying by omission?" asked AP's West Coast editor, Ryan J. Downey, of the singer in the interview. more >>
Justin Bieber has reportedly worked to overcome some of his previous mistakes with Bible study and a recent baptism.
Bieber, the 20-year-old Canadian singer, used the n-word in two recent videos where he seemed to be making jokes with racial undertones. After the first video of Bieber using the word in a tape created five years ago came to light, the budding pop star issued a public apology.
When the singer faced public scrutiny and questions of him being racist, he turned to his Christian roots. According to TMZ, Bieber turned to Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz, Bible study, and baptism. more >>
A North Carolina pastor has initiated an effort to reach the young and unchurched with the launch of his new hip-hop-based church.
Pastor Quinn Rodgers held service for the first time at GeneratiONE Church in Huntersville last weekend after prayerfully considering the church concept and feeling the need to offer a relevant form of Christianity to young adults.
"Most people said that this was the most liberating worship experience they had ever had," Brandi Williams, public relations director for GeneratiONE Church, told The Christian Post. "It was not a confining worship experience and people were able to express how they felt about Christ without limits. This is the culture of hip hop. Hip hop is a very expressive art form; therefore, our worship is very expressive." more >>
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban silenced the rumor mill after putting on a united front at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on Wednesday, June 4.
The longtime couple are just days shy of their eighth wedding anniversary on June 25, but reports have surfaced lately suggesting marital trouble. Despite the negative reports, Kidman and Urban graced the red carpet in Music City with their arms lovingly around one another.
Wednesday's appearance served to silence the reports that suggested Kidman and Urban lead "separate lives" as the pair offered each other loving gazes and kisses while seated in the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday. Kidman, who turns 47 this month, donned a shirt white dress decorated with blue beading while next to the 46-year-old "American Idol" judge at the awards show. more >>