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Killing Joke man tracked down… living as desert nomad

By | Published on Tuesday 14 August 2012

Jaz Coleman

Once-AWOL rockstar Jaz Coleman has re-appeared, “alive and kicking”, in the Western Sahara.

As previously reported, the Killing Joke frontman went off-radar without explanation a fortnight ago, his sudden disappearance linked at the time to a public statement in which he (or, as he now alleges, an internet imposter) announced Killing Joke’s withdrawal from a joint ‘supertour’ with The Cult and The Mission.┬áThe band, who had no knowledge of any tour cancellation, nor of Coleman’s whereabouts, then issued their own statement expressing concern for his welfare and making an “embarrassed” apology to fans.

Apparently unaware of any such concern or embarrassment, Coleman’s Facebook page now bears a message stating that he’s “bemused by all the fuss” and is, in fact, “living a nomadic existence” in the Sahara desert, so as to concentrate on writing a book and scoring his orchestral solo project, The Nirvana Symphonic. As excuses go, it’s original.

As far as the tour is concerned, Coleman is quoted as saying: “Looks like this has caused a right ding dong and feel it’s impossible to continue under the circumstances”. Oh.

He does, however, “wish both The Cult and The Mission the best of luck”, and vows “to find out who has been impersonating him”, so that’s something.



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