May 22, 2024

Rammstein’s Till Lindemann alters song lyrics during concert in response to allegations of sexual misconduct

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During the final evening of Rammstein’s concert series in Berlin, Rammstein’s lead singer, Till Lindemann, made changes to the lyrics of certain songs. According to the newspaper ‘Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung,’ this alteration was in reference to recent accusations of sexual misconduct made against him.

In the song “Ohne Dich,” Lindemann sang the line “Und die Vögel singen nicht mehr” (And the birds no longer sing) as “Und die Sänger vögeln nicht mehr” (And the singers no longer engage in sexual activities), implying a personal change in his own behavior. Similarly, in the song “Angst,” Lindemann modified the line “Alle haben Angst vorm schwarzen Mann” (Everyone is afraid of the black man) to “Alle haben Angst vor Lindemann” (Everyone is afraid of Lindemann).

Several women have accused Till Lindemann of crossing sexual boundaries, alleging that they were drugged after concerts and subsequently invited to after-parties. Reports have emerged of uncomfortable situations and sexual acts, sometimes involving the influence of drugs. Lindemann firmly denies these allegations of misconduct.

Outside the concert series in Berlin, hundreds of people staged demonstrations against Lindemann. Two petitions calling for the cancellation of the shows amassed over 75,000 signatures.

The recent tour of the German band has attracted considerable attention, as various cities have witnessed protests due to allegations of sexual misconduct against Till Lindemann. Additionally, it was recently revealed that two women have accused keyboardist Christian ‘Flake’ Lorenz of sexual misconduct.

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Bernard - Side-Line Staff Chief editor
Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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