Singer Of Iron Maiden Cover Band Busted For Smuggling

Powerclown Singer Busted For Smuggling Drugs

Daniel Whitmore, 44, was arrested on Dec. 11 at Narita International Airport for attempting to smuggle $5.5 million worth of drugs into Japan. The drug in question appears to be cocaine, although officials are simply calling the drug a “stimulant.” Whitmore, who goes by the stage name Dicksee Di’ Anno, is the singer for a Canadian Iron Maiden tribute band whose members dress up like clowns. The band, Powerclown, is named after a popular Iron Maiden album and song, “Powerslave.”

Iron Maiden cover band singer busted for smuggling

According to blabbermouth, a Japanese news outlet reported that: “…customs officers became suspicious of the 44-year-old musician when they noticed him sweating profusely, and because his guitar case seemed unusually heavy, prompting them to carry out an X-ray examination of his belongings. The approximately 9.8 kilograms of stimulant drugs were discovered concealed inside his guitar case and multiple tea canisters.” That sure is a lot of drugs. You know how many girlfriends you can get with that amount of drugs? A lot!

Singer Made Mention Of Asian Drug Dealers On Facebook

There are reports that Whitmore is claiming that somebody offered to pay him the money to smuggle the drugs into Japan because he needed the money. Yeah, that’s usually how it works; People don’t usually pack a whole bunch of drugs into their luggage in hopes of peddling the drugs on the streets. That would be a willy-nilly business plan, but I’m sure it’s been done before.

The singer posted an anonymous and previously puzzling message to his Facebook account a few days before boarding his Vancouver flight to Japan: “Are you an Asian drug dealer? Because you’re bringing me down…” Japanese authorities are going to be bringing him down more than the drug dealer. He did, however, fail to deliver the drugs, and that could be an additional problem for him. The bottom line to them is that he didn’t deliver the drugs to its destination, period.

Whitmore, a.k.a. Dicksee, Powerclown bandmates posted a Facebook post in regards to their troubled bandmate:

“All we can do is hope for the best for him. While none of us clowns condone Dicksee‘s actions, or recommend anyone else attempting something this foolish, we do hope for the best for our grease-painted pal. We hope that by some small… make that large… miracle, he somehow manages to slide into his cock-pink pants and dance himself back home to face this different form of music he has created for himself. We love you, Dicksee. If you somehow make it back here, and we hope you do, we may even go easy on you. Maybe. No promises.”

The singer faces up to ten years in a Japanese prison and some heavy fines to go along with his punishment package.