Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann was arrested in a hotel room and taken to the police station for questioning.
According to foreign media, the reason for the arrest is allegedly Lindeman’s solo project, which was supposed to be performed at the “McLaren For Homeland” festival in the Russian city of Tver on Sunday, despite restrictions on mass gatherings due to coronavirus in this country.
His manager, Anar Reiband, was also arrested. The reason for that is the fact that he entered Russia as a tourist, even though he is actually the organizer of the festival. He could be convicted, expelled from the country, and the American media state that it is possible and that Russia will permanently ban him from entering the country.
Lindeman, on the other hand, has another performance scheduled for early September at Moscow’s Spasskaya Tower festival on Red Square.
German media also state that the frontman of the cult band is facing more accusations.
Lindeman recently, with permission, recorded a music video at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, but now sells exclusive copies of that video to the NFT for $ 117,000, and a video with the singer has been promised for fans who cash in on this amount. The museum claims that the sale of the video as NFT violates the terms of the contract.
This is not the first time that “Rammstein” caused a scandal in Russia. Guitarists Paul Landers and Richard Kruspe kissed on stage during a performance in 2019 in protest against anti-LGBT laws in Russia. Russia’s law on “gay propaganda”, which was adopted in 2013, prohibits the presentation of any “non-traditional” sexual act as “normal”, allegedly in the name of child protection.