Unwritten Law guitarist Steve Morris was injured last week by a bomb allegedly planted at his California home by a vindictive neighbor. Morris suffered a concussion and fluid build-up in his ears, for
Unwritten Law guitarist Steve Morris was injured last week by a bomb allegedly planted at his California home by a vindictive neighbor. Morris suffered a concussion and fluid build-up in his ears, forcing Unwritten Law to cancel a handful of shows over the Labor Day weekend. A security guard and a local police officer were also injured in the attack, which allegedly stemmed from a noise dispute.
"He planned this for a week and tried to kill me with a bomb," Morris said in a statement. "I can't believe someone would go to these lengths over a domestic dispute about noise levels. I'm sorry we have to cancel shows and disappoint our fans because of this vindictive individual."
"The devices, which were made of dry ice, were built by the neighbor and thrown at Steve's front door and onto his balcony," reads a separate statement on the band's official Web site. "The bomb thrown onto his balcony failed to detonate, so Steve, thinking it was just ice in a bottle, put it into the freezer as evidence to show the landlord.
Then a second bomb detonated outside his front door, damaging the front door and a light fixture. Upon hearing this explosion, Steve called security and the police. When they arrived, they asked to see the original device, and 30 seconds after being removed from the freezer, it detonated in the hands of the security guard, severely injuring [him]."
The unnamed neighbor has been arrested. Unwritten Law is expected to return to the stage tonight in Chico, Calif. The group is touring behind its latest Interscope album, "Elva," which features "Seein' Red," a No. 1 hit on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart.