It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Mick Thomson. The raven-haired guitarist of metal goliaths Slipknot was hospitalized recently after he and his brother got into a drunken brawl in the front yard of his Des Moines, Iowa, home, resulting in him being stabbed in the back of the head. (Thankfully, the injury was non-life threatening.) Now, according to The Des Moines Register, the 41-year-old musician has been charged with disorderly conduct, as has his 35-year-old brother Andrew. Disorderly conduct is viewed as a simple misdemeanor in Iowa’s penal code; if found guilty, Thomson could face up to 30 days in jail either in lieu of or in addition to a fine of between $65 and $625. Neither man has pressed additional charges against the other for the incident. The brothers are due in court March 30 to answer the charges—let’s hope they leave the knives at home this time.
If you want to watch Thomson in a (slightly) happier setting, here’s Slipknot’s latest music video for “The Devil In I.”