15 Infamous Rock ‘n’ Roll Mugshots

Anybody who thinks it’s fun to get arrested is out of their mind. Sure, rock ‘n’ roll mugshots like these make it seem badass, but remember, they have a team of lawyers and millions of dollars at their disposal. You do not.

Jim Morrison

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September 28, 1963, Tallahassee, FL
Charged With: Public drunkenness and stealing a police helmet and umbrella. Six years later, Morrison upped the stakes when he was famously arrested for indecent exposure, lewd acts, profanity and public intoxication.

Jimi Hendrix

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May 3, 1969, Toronto, ON
Charged With: Possession of heroin and hashish at Toronto International Airport.

Jerry Garcia

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January 30, 1970, New Orleans, LA
Charged With: Possession of cocaine, which inspired the song “Truckin'” by The Grateful Dead. The band had history with drug arrests since 1967, starting with cocaine and leading into heroin.

Mick Jagger

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July 18, 1972, Warwick, RI
Charged With: Assault and obstruction of justice following a scuffle with a photographer.

David Crosby

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April 13, 1982, Dallas, TX
Charged With: DUI of cocaine, drug possession and carrying a concealed .45 pistol.

Michael Todd

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July 10, 2011, Mansfield, MA
Charged With: Armed robbery for threatening to detonate a bomb if he wasn’t given oxytocin before Coheed & Cambria’s gig opening for Soundgarden.

Willie Nelson

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November 26, 2010, Sierra Blanca, TX
Charged With: Possession of marijuana.

Billie Joe Armstrong

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January 2003, Berkeley, CA
Charged With: DWI and speeding.

Jack White

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December 2003, Detroit, MI
Charged With: Aggravated assault after attacking Jason Stollsteimer of Von Bondies in a Detroit bar.

Kurt Cobain

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May 25, 1986, Aberdeen, WA
Charged With: Vandalism for spray-painting “God Is Gay” on a brick wall and again for trespassing.

Scott Weiland

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November 19, 2001, Las Vegas, NV
Charged With: Domestic abuse at Hard Rock Hotel-Casino Las Vegas.

Steven Tyler

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March 1967, Yonkers, NY
Charged With: Pot possession at age of 18. For more bad news on Steven Tyler, click here.

David Bowie

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March 1976, Rochester, NY
Charged With: Felony pot possession charge along with Iggy Pop and two others at a Rochester hotel after a concert.

Ozzy Osbourne

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May 14, 1984, Memphis, TN
Charged With: Public intoxication along Beale Street, years after his arrest in San Antonio for pissing on the Alamo dressed as a woman.

Johnny Cash

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October 4, 1965, El Paso, TX
Charged With: Possession of illegal amphetamines from Mexico.

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