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Frontman of clown-themed Iron Maiden tribute act arrested for drug smuggling

By | Published on Monday 8 January 2018

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The frontman of a Canadian clown-themed Iron Maiden tribute band has been arrested in Japan, accused of attempting to smuggle $7 million worth of drugs into the country.

According to Global News, Powerclown vocalist Daniel Whitmore, aka Dicksee Diànno, was caught with just under 10kg of “stimulant drugs” in his guitar case and a number of tea canisters.

A not entirely sympathetic statement from bandmate Sketchy Clown says: “Flags are flying half mast at the Powerclown circus tent. I assure you, any frowns we are wearing are real. Painted on or not. All we can do is hope for the best for him. Clownery and parlour tricks, whether by him or us, ain’t gonna do no good. Even with his voice, the voice of a songbird, and his velvet-painting-smooth charm, he won’t be able to talk his way out of these hijinks, even if he did speak Japanese”.

He continues: “While none of us clowns condone Dicksee’s actions, or recommend anyone else attempting something this foolish, we do hope for the best for our grease-painted pal. We hope that by some small – make that large – miracle, he somehow manages to slide into his cock-pink pants and dance himself back home to face this different form of music he has created for himself. We love you Dicksee. If you somehow make it back here, and we hope you do, we may even go easy on you. Maybe. No promises”.

Whitmore was arrested at Narita Airport in Tokyo last month. According to reports, he could be facing a prison sentence of more than ten years.



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