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Hollywood Undead

Bandmates Beat Up Lead Singer

... Criminal Investigation

6/3/2012 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Hollywood Undead
A popular band was none too pleased when the lead singer quit, and they acted out their anger by beating the crap out of him -- according to allegations made in a police report.

Aron "Deuce" Erlichman was the lead singer of Hollywood Undead, a popular rap/rock band.  Deuce decided to quit the band a few months ago to launch a solo career. Since then, Deuceclaims he has been a target of the former band member’s anger and threats.

On May 25, Deuce performed at Angels & Kings -- a Hollywood hotspot.  After his gig, Deuce left the club and claims his former bandmates were "lying in wait." Deuce claims when they spotted him, they jumped him and went to town -- punching, kicking and stomping on him. Deuce says a friend of his was injured as well while trying to defend him.

Deuce says he was badly hurt and went to cops, alleging former bandmates Dylan
"FunnyMan" Alvarez and Jorel "J-Dog" Decker were the primary culprits. Deuce also told cops the two dudes had someone videotape the attack -- which he believes means the attack was premeditated. 

Now, Deuce plans to sue -- and has already hired legal pitbull Donald Karpel.

Cops are investigating. So far, no comment from FunnyMan or J-Dog.

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61.

Kelly    

Maybe they beat him up and maybe they didnt. But true HU fans know that Deuce got voted out of the band years ago. Deuce did not ''quit'' a few months ago. Hes made songs telling off HU so I can see the motive they would have for beating him up :P

841 days ago
62.

Doug    

.....wait..................did you say they were popular?

841 days ago
63.

Anthony    

HU isn't popular.....even their fans know that. Their fans can't even agree when the "singer" was kicked out. Honestly, it all sounds like publicity for both a band that isn't well known and an awful side project that is less known than the unknown band. No one will go to jail, it'll get settled out of court, lawyers get paid to act like they care, and the band got to be on tmz. Also to #8 Matt boy....the mask gimmick doesn't belong to HU .... or mushroom head or slipknot....it was done long before any of them.

841 days ago
64.

bunny    

Quit a few months ago? It's been longer than that. I always sided with Deuce if he was kicked out or quit because he was the only one in the group making it listenable. He can sing, rap, scream, make the music and produce lyrics. He did all the work. Apparently Hollywood Undead aren't happy their only talent had enough of being treated like dirt. Out of all Hollywood Undead members, I would have thought J3T had something to do with the beat down and Matty was probably nowhere near the situation. Sue them Deuce. They don't got any money but take it anyway. They are just pissed they got put in place on Deuce new album.

840 days ago
65.

Kendra    

Well, Deuce.. 8 Lives left.

840 days ago
66.

DaveRios    

haha funny, Deuce never got kicked out, he left the band the day they were going out on tour at the airport, asking the label for a personal assistant which was his friend or boyfriend, and left his long time friends/bandmembers over that and never showed up at the airport, The band went on tour without him, sang all his parts no problem and no fans asked for him, HU got lucky when Danny Joined the band shortly after, Danny is a bad ass singer and doesn't lip sing like Deuce, true story I know because I play w their Drummer and Charlie

839 days ago
67.

Seth    

Duece deserved it. He's a ***** anyway!

837 days ago
68.

Virginiahollywoodundead99    

Not really true deuce is a Lying bitch. But I like his music.

836 days ago
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speakonlytruth    

yeah all you guys are right dont go to the police and follow the law go to the hood pick up an automatic and go to the club they at and kill everyone in the club because thats what " your suppose to do" right i mean **** the police what they good for

834 days ago
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Andrew Meech    

I'm sorry but how can you believe this story, its got poor grammar and incorrect facts such as "Deuce decided to quit the band". I believe this happened when I see a real and legitimate news story.

814 days ago
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Andrew Meech    

Don't know how anyone can believe TMZ's story: it has very poor grammar and incorrect facts such as "Deuce decided to quit the band". I believe this happened when I see a legit news story.

814 days ago
72.

Devin    

dont even ****ing talk if u dont know the story. u guys r so anoying acting like u know what all happend with them when u dont know ****

785 days ago
73.

shaun     

dusce is so much better off since he lets hollywood undead

733 days ago
74.

edpal    

Diss tracks...very uncool. Beat him again - deuce means two.

727 days ago
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Desiree Kirkland    

he didnt quit he was kicked out cuz he let fame get to him n took credit for alot of hollywood undeads stuff so most of this **** is a lie! n i woulda beat him too like really thats rong.. plus the only reason the lyrics he sung was good is because danny wrote em.. n he's also now the new lead singer n he is WAYYYYYY better!!! im dene ranting now xD :)

679 days ago
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