King Khan & The BBQ Show

By • Dec 1st, 2009 • Category: Band Bios

kingbbqDoes it really come as that big of a surprise that King Khan & BBQ had hallucinogenic drugs in their van? Is it all that shocking that the boundary-pushing, garage rock madmen who parade around stage in elaborate and oft-revealing costumes might associate with people who dig the proverbial trip? Those suspicions became fact on Nov. 16, when the explosive duo’s tour manager, Kristen Klein, plead guilty to second degree possession of a controlled substance charges during a stint in a Kentucky courthouse. The plea came after her arrest that caused King Khan and his longtime partner Mark Sultan (a.k.a. BBQ) to miss a pair of Midwest shows. But the mishap didn’t cost Klein her spot on the pair’s payroll, and the post-arrest tour has kept on rolling since the mid-November fiasco. King Khan and Sultan still blaze through their set in bizarre outfits with retro abandon, but now they just drive a little slower after the gig.

Chicago Innerview, December 2009

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