The Calling's Alex Band Abducted, Beaten In Michigan

Alex Band sings with the Calling at Via Funchal on June 5, 2009 in Sao Paulo, Brazil Alex Band sings with the Calling at Via Funchal on June 5, 2009 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

The lead singer of the rock group The Calling says he was abducted, beaten and robbed after performing at a festival in Michigan.

The group tells The Associated Press that Alex Band was attacked outside a store in Lapeer early Sunday. The group had performed at a festival in the city, 45 miles north-northwest of Detroit.

The Calling says Band sustained a spinal fracture, three broken teeth and needed 15 stiches in his chin.

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According to a police statement that doesn’t mention Band by name, the victim says two males forced him into a minivan, then assaulted and robbed him before dropping him off elsewhere in town.

The Los Angeles-based group’s 2001 song, “Wherever You Will Go,” was used in several TV series and in the movie “Coyote Ugly.”

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