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Mest Frontman Anthony Lovato Escapes Murder Charges

March 28th, 2007 10:19am EDT
Former Mest frontman Anthony Lovato will not face charges over his fatal stabbing of a love rival on Sunday. Wayne Hughes, 25, died in a Mission Hills, California hospital following an early morning clash with 26-year-old Lovato in a Studio City apartment parking lot. Lovato claimed Hughes - who was dating Lovato's ex-girlfriend - was attacking him so he pulled out a pocketknife and stabbed Hughes in self-defense.

After the fight, Lovato surrendered himself to police and was jailed on suspicion of murder. He was released on Tuesday.

However, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles distr...

Mest Frontman Tony Lovato Arrested For Murder

March 26th, 2007 10:10am EDT
Former Mest frontman Tony Lovato has been jailed on suspicion of murdering his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend. The Jaded (These Years) singer, 26, told Los Angeles police on Sunday morning that he had been assaulted by 25-year-old Wayne Hughes in a Studio City parking lot.

Lieutenant Andrew Neiman of the Los Angeles Police Department says, "At some point, Mr. Lovato produced a knife and the victim was stabbed. He has been booked for criminal homicide.

"He did in fact call the police, call 911, after the incident and remained on the scene (to) surrender himself."

Lovato told po...

Mest Returns with "Photographs"

November 2nd, 2005 1:00pm EST
In 2003, Mest frontman Tony Lovato fulfilled his childhood dream -- and it almost killed him. "As a kid I always said that if I ever played the whole Warped Tour, I could die the next day a happy man," Lovato says, who performed on the punk rock summer tour's stage a few days after having back surgery. As always, Mest gave one hell of a show. "The next day, which was my birthday, I woke up literally in tears because I couldn't move my back at all."

The dedicated band mustered up the energy and continued through the summer. While delivering one insane set after the next, Lovato numbed ...

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