The Calling Lead Singer Abducted, Beaten And Dumped On Train Tracks
The Calling lead singer Alex Band was abducted on Sunday morning, beaten and dumped on train tracks.
Band was walking from his hotel room to a mini mart in Michigan at 4am when a van pulled up along side him and snatched him off the street.
He was in Lapeer, Michigan, for a local music festival. Eventually, sources told TMZ, his abductors dumped him bloodied and beaten on nearby train tracks.
Later that morning, another member of the band noticed he was missing and a search party was sent out. He was discovered a short time later and taken to a local hospital.
The singer was treated and eventually released, according to TMZ.
In the 911 call to report the attack, his manager can be heard telling the dispatcher: ‘He’s bleeding all over the place and I found him at the side of the road.’
He said he was breathing and conscious.
The Lapeer City Police Department said today they are looking for two men who were driving a blue mini-van. The police have also revealed that Band said he was robbed during the alleged attack. It is not known what was stolen.
The Calling’s biggest hit was Wherever You Will Go in 2001. They split in 2005 but announced they were back together just four days ago on their Facebook page.
They played a gig in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday night before going to Michigan to perform at the music festival.
Prior to the Atlantic City show, Band wrote on his Facebook and Twitter: ‘So blessed and thankful to be back on stage doing what I love!’
In 2003, when the 32-year-old was still with the band, he sang on the Carlos Santana single Why Don’t You And I.
The song was extremely successful, charting at number three on the Billboard Top 40 and number eight on the Billboard Top 100.
The band appeared in the movie Coyote Ugly.
It was also recently named the number five song of the decade on the Adult Pop charts by Billboard.
After the band split up he also set up his own record label and released a five EP album, enjoying some solo success with his songs being used on a number of TV shows and movies.
He is believed to currently be single but was married and divorced twice. He married first wife Jennifer Sky on July 25, 2004. The couple split in 2009.
He then became engaged to Kristin Blanford in February, 2010, and they married on May 1, 2011. They divorced less than a year later in April 2012.
Earlier this year, TMZ reported that a former employee of The Calling filed a sexual harassment suit against Band, claiming she worked for Band’s record label as an office administrator back in 2012 but was forced to leave months later thanks to his constant advances.
According to the suit, Band repeatedly came on to Tali Sigalus despite her protests — including trying to kiss her, telling her he loved her, calling her incessantly, and trying to have sex with her.
Tali says the harassment didn’t stop until she left the job.
Band’s lawyer said at the time he ‘vigorously disagrees with the accusations.
Alex’s father Charles Band is a horror film director and has made dozens of movies spanning back to the seventies. Alex made small appearances in some of them.