Enlarge Left: Nick "Evil Twin" Catanese playing with Black Label Society at the Gods of Metal Festival in 2007. Right: Catanese's Allegheny County Jail mugshot.

Former Black Label Society Guitarist Nick “Evil Twin” Catanese Pleads Guilty to Misconduct with a 14-Year-Old Girl


Well, his nickname is half-appropriate, at least.

Former Black Label Society guitarist Nick “Evil Twin” Catanese has plead guilty to sending sexually explicit messages to a 14-year-old female student at Pennsylvania’s School of Rock Castle Shannon, where he was a teacher at the time. He was busted after the student told the school’s owner, David Blackrick, about the messages; Blackrick, in turn, immediately called the authorities, because he’s not, y’know, a loaded diaper of a human being.

From The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

“Nicholas Catanese, 46, of Findlay pleaded guilty to unlawful contact, corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children before Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Donna Jo McDaniel.

“She ordered him to serve five years of probation, register for 25 years as a Megan’s Law offender, avoid contact with minors and have no access to internet-capable computers.”

No access to internet-capable computers! They might as well give Catanese the death sentence. I literally have no idea how to survive in 2018 in a world without internet. I’m not being flip.

I’m also not saying Catanese doesn’t deserve it, because, duh, he does. He got the “Evil Twin” nickname because of his ability to keep pace with über-shredder Zakk Wylde, but at this point we should probably start calling him Nick “Evil Twin (No Blood Relation)” Catanese. Don’t feel bad about still enjoying your Catanese-era BLS albums, though: despite being in the band virtually from its inception in the late 90s up until 2013, he has no songwriting credits on any of their albums, and of the eight records they made while he was a member, he only recorded on three. If you’re curious which three, they were the ones with the guitar squeals. So. Yeah.

Thanks: Corey M.

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