This week, the music world was stunned to learn that disgraced As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis was quietly released from prison back in December. The metalcore vocalist served just two years of his six year sentence. The California Department of Corrections confirmed to Rock Feed that Lambesis had been released from prison.
The story broke when ex Dokken guitarist George Lynch revealed that Lambesis was a free man during a podcast. He said that Lambesis will “skate through life” after being released from jail after being convicted in a murder for hire plot.
Lynch said that Lambesis ruined his bandmates lives and claimed that they “don’t have a pot to piss in now; they’re all struggling.” Responding to Lynch’s comment about Lambesis and the ex As I Lay Dying members’ financial statuses, Phil Sgrosso (AILD rhythm guitar) has weighed in:
Currently looking for a pot to piss in #georgelynch
— PHIL SGROSSO (@philsgrosso) February 11, 2017
Former As I Lay Dying bassist Josh Gilbert also weighed in, saying he’s been looking for a pot to piss in for years.
@philsgrosso been doing this for years tbh
— Josh Gilbert (@Josh_Gilbert) February 11, 2017
Back in October, ex As I Lay Dying guitarist Nick Hipa had this to say about Tim Lambesis in an interview with Billboard:
“None of them know those kids or that woman like we do. They don’t understand what he put them through to get her to a place to be like, ‘You know what? I have to protect these children from you,’” Hipa says. “If anyone can look at the situation objectively, they can even see this guy tried to have someone murdered, and his reasoning was that he was on steroids so he was unable to think rationally, and he lost his religion, so he wasn’t able to make any moral decisions. This is who he says he was at the time, and that’s why he tried to kill her. If that’s the type of person you’re admitting to being, what sort of good mother do you think would let their kids hang around with that [kind of] personality?”
Thus far, outside of their lighthearted comments, Tim’s former bandmates have kept quiet about his release. They’re all staying busy. With the exception of Phil Sgrosso, who is touring with Saosin, the former bandmates created Wovenwar. They have released two albums together.