Lead singer of Vines arrested after fight

Craig Nicholls, second from left, lead singer of the Vines, has been arrested. Photo / File
Craig Nicholls, second from left, lead singer of the Vines, has been arrested. Photo / File

The lead singer of Australian rock band The Vines will appear in a Sydney court after he was allegedly involved in a domestic violence incident.

Police confirmed a 35-year-old was charged on Saturday afternoon after two officers responded to reports of domestic violence at a home in Connells Point.

Songwriter and guitarist Craig Nicholls allegedly resisted arrest, forcing officers to use capsicum spray to subdue him.

He's been granted bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court on Wednesday on charges including assault occasioning actual bodily harm, intimidation, and resisting arrest.

Nicholls has Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism, which has led to him fighting with fellow band members on stage in the past, abusing a Japanese audience during a performance.

The band toured in 2011 in support of their latest album, Future Primitive, and at the time Nicholls told AAP he was ready for life on the road.

"I know what to do and what to avoid and when to compromise," he said.

"Maybe I've just become a bit more mature and realised you can't be a brat the whole time."

He also joked that if it became too much for him he'd "just have a mental breakdown," before quickly correcting himself.

"No I won't do that. Not any more."

Nicholls also said at the time he'd kicked his marijuana habit.

Sony Music declined to comment on Nicholls' personal life but confirmed The Vines are still on their roster and are working on their sixth album.


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