Published Aug 13, 2012Late last month, we reported that Jaz Coleman, singer for iconic British post-punk act Killing Joke, was reported missing. His bandmates reported that they were worried about his safety, which had us getting a little worried too. Fortunately, his whereabouts have been discovered.
As The Guardian points out, a Facebook update on Coleman's official page reveals that he has been "living a nomadic existence for the last month" in the Western Sahara. Furthermore, he was shocked that anyone even cared, reportedly saying, "What's all the fuss about?"
Below, you can check out Coleman's entire statement:
Jaz Coleman, alive and kicking in the Western Sahara
To the relief of family and friends, Killing Joke Frontman Jaz Coleman appeared today from his retreat in the Western Sahara bemused by all the fuss of his disappearance. "I've been finishing my book and writing the score for my new project — (The Nirvana Symphonic) — (laughs), what's all the fuss about then?"
Coleman had apparently been living a nomadic existence for the last month in the desert in order to concentrate on finishing his two current projects. Nirvana looks like becoming a TV show and a concert in Seattle in 2013 and the book and an exclusive Coleman album will be packaged together and available for order as early as next week.
International media picked up on the story last week, sending it global, from the press release announced by the band on the Killing Joke Official Facebook site questioning his whereabouts. Fans from around the world have been more than proactive in their opinions - from random sightings in Christchurch New Zealand, to past recollections of his elusive behaviors in Iceland.
Yet mystery still surrounds the message on Facebook regarding The Cult and The Mission Shows of which Coleman claims no knowledge. 'Looks like this has caused a right ding dong and feel its impossible to continue this tour under the circumstances'. His comments were to wish both The Cult and The Mission the best of luck on the tour, and to find out who has been impersonating him.
No word yet on the future of Killing Joke, but we'll keep you posted with any updates as they become available.