Black Mountain Get Robbed In New York

Published: 2005-10-13
Vancouver rockers Black Mountain, fresh off a once-in-a-lifetime tour opening stadium shows for Coldplay, have had some of their momentum cruelly sapped by cowardly thieves who recently broke into the band's van and nabbed a good deal of their equipment.

The thievery went down in New York City on the band's current tour with side project Blood Meridian, the latest in a rash of equipment heists in the Big Apple that also saw The Raveonettes ripped off brutally.

Black Mountain has asked that anyone with information about the looting should e-mail the band directly at Here is a list of the stolen merchandise, so keep your eyes peeled:


Gibson RD Standard, Blonde Woodstain 1366
Eko 12-String, Sunburst ("Gus" stencil on case)
Epiphone ET-270, Red w/ black pickguard
Fender Telecaster Thinline, woodstain
Squire Telecaster, Black (with "Jawbreaker" sticker)
Gibson Ripper electric bass, Sunburst (duct-taped Pickguard/"Black Halos" stencil on case)

Pedals (in black & silver flight case):

Maestro Phaser 013922
MXR Distortion
MXR Overdrive
Boss Tremolo
Boss Digital Delay/Octave
Electro Harmonix Big Muff
Electro Harmonix Dr. Q
Electro Harmonix Octaver
Boss TU-2 guitar tuner (x2)

Black Mountain will begin a European tour with Dead Meadow next month.

Writer: Neil McDonald



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