The band speaks, he is silent: Rammstein has commented on the allegations against lead singer Till Lindemann. © Vyacheslav Prokofyev/Imago
After the serious allegations against Till Lindemann, Rammstein turns to his fans. The band speaks of "irritations and questions".
Frankfurt – Alcohol, drugs, violence. Several women have made serious allegations against Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann. It is supposed to be about sexual violence, a video and after-show parties. The Kiwi publishing house has ended its collaboration with the 60-year-old.
Allegations against Till Lindemann: Now Rammstein speaks
Rammstein denies the allegations and is now addressing the fans publicly for the first time. "The releases of the last few days have caused irritation and questions among the public and especially among our fans," the band writes in a statement on Instagram.
"The allegations have hit us all very hard and we take them extremely seriously," the six musicians assure. Meanwhile, the management of lead singer Lindemann remains silent. The band promises their fans: "It's important to us that you feel comfortable and safe at our shows – in front of and behind the stage."
Rammstein fears prejudgement: "We, the band, also have a right"
Rammstein continues: "We condemn any kind of assault and ask you: do not participate in public prejudices of any kind against those who have made accusations. They have a right to their point of view."
But the musicians also demand the same for themselves: "We, the band, also have a right – namely not to be prejudged either," they conclude the message. In four hours, the post was liked almost 100,000 times on Instagram. The topic will probably occupy many fans for a long time, Rammstein is one of the most successful bands in German history. The group has always polarized, Lindemann in particular stood out. A well-known example is his poem "When you sleep", it ends with the line: "Some Rohypnol in the wine. Can't move at all. And you're sleeping, it's a blessing."