Busted! Celebrity Mugshots

Famous people like you have never seen them before…

Frank Sinatra arrested in 1938 for carrying on with a married woman.

Jazz Diva Billie Holiday arrested in 1947 for possession of narcotics.

Ethel and Julius Rosenberg arrested in 1951 for selling secrets about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union.

Martin Luther King, Jr. arrested in 1956 during the Montgomery bus boycotts (died on April 04, 1968).

Actor Nick Nolte arrested in 1961 for selling phoney draft cards (vintage fake ID’s to buy booze).

Johnny Cash arrested in 1965 for possession of narcotics.

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler arrested in 1967 for pot possession.

Mick Jagger arrested in 1967 for possession of narcotics.

Janis Joplin arrested in 1969 for disorderly conduct during a concert.

Jimi Hendrix arrested in 1969 for possession of narcotics.

Jim Morrison arrested in 1970 for indecent exposure and profanity charges.

Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey arrested in 1973 on drug possession and public intoxication.

David Bowie along with Iggy Pop arrested in 1976 for pot possession.

Jerry Lee Lewis arrested in 1976 for public drunkenness and gun possession.

Sex Pistols bassist, Sid Vicious arrested in 1978 for murder. His subsequent drug overdose spared him from conviction.

David Crosby (The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash) arrested in 1982 for gun possession.

John Osbourne (aka Ozzy Osbourne) arrested in 1984 for public intoxication.

Kurt Cobain arrested in 1986 for trespassing while intoxicated.

James Brown arrested in 1988 for aggravated assault, resisting arrest and weapons possession.


Tupac Shakur arrested in 1995 for assault.

Lil’ Kim (aka Kimberly Jones) arrested in 1996 for pot possession.

Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose arrested in 1998 for disturbing the peace?

Rap star Jay-Z (aka Shawn Carter) arrested in 1999 for stabbing a record executive in a nightclub.

Rocker Tommy Lee arrested in 1999 for assault and inciting a riot during a concert

Marshall Mathers, III (aka Eminem) arrested twice in 2000 for carrying a concealed weapon.

Brian Hugh Warner (aka Marilyn Manson) arrrested in 2001 for criminal sexual conduct (dry humping the head of a security guard during a concert).

Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland arrested in 2001 for battering his wife.

Actor Joshua Jackson arrested in 2002 for drunkenly assaulting a security guard at a hockey game.

Actor Nick Nolte arrested in 2002 for driving under the influence (of a bad hair day).

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong arrested in 2003 for driving under the influence.

The King of Pop, Michael Jackson arrested in 2003 for child molestation.

Music producer Phil Spector (minus wig) arrested for murder in  2003.

Actor Gary Dourdan arrested in 2008 for drug possession. (Obviously not a fan of CSI…)

Actress Heather Locklear arrested in 2008 for driving under the influence of drugs.

Country music icon Willie Nelson arrested in 2010 for pot possession.


Rapper Ja Rule (aka Jeffrey Atkins) arrested in 2011 for gun possession and tax evasion.

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