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Cage The Elephant’s Matt Schultz Arrested For Gun Possession

On Thursday morning (1.05) Cage The Elephant lead singer Matt Schultz was detained by New York Police for possessing two loaded firearms at the Bowery Hotel in Lower Manhattan

As confirmed by the NYPD, the musician was charged with criminal possession of firearms after authorities discovered a Sig Sauer and a Smith and Wesson inside of Schultz’s room at the New York City hotel subsequent to which the lead singer spent the night in jail at the 9th precinct.

According to Britain’s Daily Mail, before calling 911 and hanging up the phone, a hotel employee reportedly saw the the performer carrying a handgun into one of the restrooms and a manager for the Bowery told Rolling Stone they “weren’t sure who that is.”

Cage The Elephant won Grammys for Best Rock Album in 2015 for Tell Me I’m Pretty and 2019 for Social Cues

The band has not released any music since 2021’s “The Unforgiven” and the “Broken Boy” single with Iggy Pop the year prior. They recently performed at Wonderfont Festival in San Diego in late November. 

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Author: Al Denté

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