Alabama shakes’ brittany howard robbed at gunpoint
Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard was robbed at gunpoint in Nashville on Saturday night, hours after playing a show with her sideproject Thunderbitch.
According to The Nashville Scene, Howard was sitting on the front porch of a home owned by a local producer – along with with members of Thunderbitch and Nashville rock act Clear Plastic Masks – when they were approached by two "skinny little" teenage males wearing hoodies, who drew guns and demanded money. No one was injured, and the assailants made off with "nothing more than a few dozen dollars and some cell phones."
A rep for Howard did not respond to MTV News’ request for comment on the matter, though according to Seth Riddle, the owner of Nashville’s Serpents and Snakes Records, Howard and her crew were doing fine following the robbery, and even "blew off the tension of being mugged" by having a few drinks later that night at a show by Athens, Georgia rockers the Whigs.
Earlier this month, Howard’s other band, the Alabama Shakes, scored a trio of Grammy nominations, including a surprise nod for Best New Artist and a Best Rock Performance nom for their song "Hold On." It was a fitting cap on a breakout year for the Shakes, rose from the tiny town of Athens, Alabama to widespread acclaim thanks to their debut album, Boys & Girls. They’ll head to Australia for a string of shows next month before returning to the states to kick off a tour in March.