If a website or awards show ever gives out an award for “Best Currently Incarcerated Musician,” former As I Lay Dying and Austrian Death Machine vocalist Tim Lambesis has the nomination wrapped up. Unfortunately, he won’t be around to accept, as he’ll be at the California Rehabilitaiton Center in Norco, CA for the foreseeable future. At any rate, if you’ve got at least $500 to spare, you can pick up the ultimate piece of Lambesis swag – his prison ID. eBay has his ID listed as for sale, allegedly given to someone that the singer was in prison with that he befriended. Here’s what the listing, which was still up as of this being published, says:
Tim Lambesis is an American musician and producer, best known as the founding member and lead vocalist of American metal-core band As I Lay Dying. He was sentenced in May 2014 to six years for trying to hire a hit-man to murder his wife. Current owner( who wishes to remain anonymous) of this article was incarcerated with Tim and befriended him. When asked by Tim what he could do for his close friend (and self-claimed biggest fan!), this identification card was given to him by request. There is only one like it… outside of prison, that is.
Legit? Who knows? Also, if this guy that’s supposedly As I Lay Dying’s biggest fan is willing to part with something that the singer gave him in prison, that calls into question how big a fan he actually is. And probably gives Tim a name for his hit list once he gets out of the pen.