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'The Calling' Singer

Violent Van Abduction

[Update]

8/19/2013 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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7:19 AM PT --
The Lapeer City Police Department says the suspects are 2 men who were driving a "blue colored minivan."

According to police, Band claims he was robbed during the violent abduction. It's unclear what the suspects allegedly took from Band.

Once Band was located, he was transported to the emergency room at a nearby hospital ... where the singer was treated and eventually released.

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Alex Band
--  lead singer of the rock band "The Calling" -- was abducted this weekend while taking a stroll down a street in Michigan, beaten severely and then dumped on nearby train tracks ... and cops are investigating, sources tell TMZ.

Sources connected to the situation tell us ... the singer was in Lapeer, MI for a music festival ... and decided to walk from his hotel to a nearby mini mart around 4am Sunday morning.

We're told ... during the stroll, a van pulled up alongside Alex and the people inside snatched the singer right off the street -- then proceeded to beat the crap out of him.

Eventually, sources say, the abductors dumped the badly beaten rocker on some nearby train tracks.

We're told ... another member of the band noticed 32-year-old Alex had gone missing later that morning and assembled a search party. The singer was discovered a short time later.

Alex survived the incident -- but his current condition is unclear.

We reached out to Alex for comment -- but haven't heard back.

FYI -- The Calling was huge back in 2001, when they released that song "Wherever You Will Go" ... but broke up soon after.



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1.

J4X    

Anti gay comments in 3, 2, 1... =(

241 days ago
2.

tgrfan42069    

in other words.he went to score some drugs in a shady area at 4 am in the morning.deal went bad.got his ass kicked.

241 days ago
3.

Belizeanborn    

Nothing good ever comes from a 4am transaction. Sounds like he owed money on a drug transaction and someone wanted payback.

241 days ago
4.

Ashley     

well its simple, this animal is a thug so it all makes sense...
he got abducted by other thugs!

241 days ago
5.

LordGobblecock    

Hmm sounds like a story you'd make up to cover the truth. bet he was out gay cruising or some druggy **** :/

241 days ago
6.

jc    

No, there are details missing from this fishy story

241 days ago
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CaliCakes702    

Fu*king Michigan...

241 days ago
8.

miss b    

A Blond White Boy Walking Around
Lapeer, MI At 4am,Smart Real Smart.

241 days ago
9.

BIEBER GO HOME!!! ▬(~_-)▬►    

Too bad it wasn't Bieber.

241 days ago
10.

pegasus    

Black guys did the beating, but we will never be told that.
We'd only be told that if the tables were turned, aka: Trayvon Martin case.

241 days ago
11.

Truth    

PR STUNT CUZ THE BAND SUCKS THESE DAYS... PRETTY MUCH. THAT OR SCORING DRUGS AT 4AM. WHO F*CK LOOKS FOR A CONVENIENCE STORE AT 4AM?? OH, YEA DRUG DEALERS, D-LISTED ROCK SINGER, AND HOMELESS PEEPS. #TRUTH!!

241 days ago
12.

Shelly_shellz    

Please pray for this ignorant bastard Pegasus...it's should have been you...or your kids...or mother.

241 days ago
13.

janet    

who?

241 days ago
14.

Phishie from Philly    

OK! Sure!! That's what happened. A stroll to the mini mart at 4am in MI and you where abducted for no reason and got the crap beat out of you. Tell someone else that BS.
He was looking for a gay experience or drugs.
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Phishie from Philly

241 days ago
15.

Andi Angle    

I live in Lapeer, MI. Parts of this story ring true. We did have a small town festival, complete with carnival and concerts. A few weeks ago we had a guy that was beaten while walking home from work in the wee hours. This is not normal activity for our small town.

241 days ago
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