Tim Lambesis, co-founder and lead singer of heavy metal band As I Lay Dying, has been arrested for allegedly trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife.
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department arrested the singer "without incident" Tuesday afternoon after he solicited an undercover detective to commit the murder, a press release from the department states. Authorities received word on May 2 that Lambesis was allegedly soliciting another person to carry out his plot against the Encinitas, Calif., woman, prompting them to immediately launch an investigation.
"The information came to us late last week. We acted quickly on it. I believe that we averted a great tragedy," Jan Caldwell, a sheriff's department spokesperson, told Reuters. Caldwell said she was unable to disclose certain details about the case, including Lambesis' potential motive, because the investigation is ongoing. more >>
Christian hip-hop artist and hurricane Sandy survivor Vinny Jett released a benefit video and song to raise money for the victims of the storm called "Hurricane Sandy, The Homewrecker."
The video, shot in Jett's neighborhood of New Dorp Beach, Staten Island, N.Y., shows the lyricist walking through the streets of destroyed homes and ruined businesses.
Jett told The Christian Post that President Barack Obama visited the exact block the filming took place on, Cedar Grove Ave. Despite his good intentions, Jett said he faced some opposition when he began shooting the video. more >>
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) recognized a star-studded lineup of top Christian music artists at their 35th annual Christian award show in downtown Franklin, Tenn., on Monday night. Among those honored at the historic Franklin Theatre were guitarist extraordinaire Phil Keaggy, singer-songwriter Matthew West and songwriter Ben Glover.
ASCAP's Michael Martin and LeAnn Phelan, who co-head the group's Nashville membership office, presented the most performed song awards to the writers and publishers on the stage of the newly renovated theater and in front of some of the industry's most notable performers and executives. The list of honored songs included "Carry Me to the Cross" by Kutless, "Trust in Jesus" and "I Need a Miracle" by Third Day, "The Hurt and the Healer" by MercyMe, "The Light in Me" by Brandon Heath, "Good To Be Alive" by Jason Gray, "Love Come to Life," and "Redeemed" by Big Daddy Weave.
Earning song of the year was "10,000 Reasons," a song that won two Grammy Awards this year and was written and recorded by Matt Redman, who drew inspiration from Psalm 103. Redman was traveling and unable to attend the ceremony, but accepting on his behalf were representatives from publishers Sixsteps Music, Thankyou Music and Worshiptogether.com. more >>
Tina Campbell, one half of the the Grammy Award-winning gospel music duo, is speaking up about her husband's past infidelities that made her think about becoming violent.
Campbell, 39, appears with her sister and fellow groupmate Erica as the June cover girls of Ebony magazine. Although the younger Campbell sister is used to revealing the details of her life on the WE tv reality show "Mary Mary," she is uncovering something that may be shocking to fans in the magazine-- her husband's past infidelity.
"Once I became aware [of the affair], I initially wanted to kill my husband …I was considering adjusting the will, the living trust and all that kind of stuff," Campbell said of her husband. "I did physically try to stab him. Several times … I never got to the point of physical harm, not really, but my words … My words hurt." more >>
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have been appearing in intimate pictures with one another recently and the former's pastor may have had a hand in the pair reconciling.
Although the two split late in 2012 after being romantically linked for two years, rumors of a reconciliation were fueled when the pair appeared in Norway at the same time during Bieber's recent "Believe" tour stop. Bieber,19, fueled speculation about a possible reunion with Gomez, 20 by posting two Instagram images of the pair cuddled together in recent weeks.
Some believe that the reason for the reconciliation is Bieber's mentor and friend, Pastor Judah Smith. more >>
The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir reached a milestone Thursday when the group's new album, Love Lead the Way, landed atop the iTunes Christian and Gospel music chart.
The album, which is the choir's 27th recorded project and its first on the new Brooklyn Tabernacle Music label, also found its way onto the list of iTunes' Top 100 Pop Albums.
"It's amazing that after 20 albums, over 30 years, that people are still connecting to what God is doing through the choir, after all this time, in such a major way," choir spokesperson Jeremy Castro told The Christian Post on Friday. "It's very humbling." more >>