Former Black Label Society Guitarist Pleads Guilty to Sexual Misconduct With Minor

Allegheny County Jail via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nick “Evil Twin” Catanese, former rhythm guitarist for the super popular American heavy metal band Black Label Society, has pleaded guilty to sending sexually explicit messages to a 14-year-old female music student. He was her instructor at the Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania, chapter of the nationwide performance-based music learning center, School of Rock.

Catanese, 46, pleaded guilty to unlawful contact, corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and will serve five years probation, register for 25 years as a Megan’s Law offender (which means, he must avoid contact with minors) and have no access to internet-capable computers. By the time of his pleading, Catanese was not a School of Rock employee after a previous incident with another female student.


According to the Post-Gazette, the 14-year-old victim told police that Catanese sent her sexually explicit messages on Instagram, such as photographs of his penis, and requested nude images from her, describing various sex acts.

Nick “Evil Twin” Catanese played with Black Label Society for 17 years, from 1999 to December 2013.

We’ve reached out to Black Label Society’s representatives and will update this if we hear back.

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