Fiona Apple has been arrested in our great state, according to Pitchfork:
"The cry "Free Fiona" has taken on new meaning. Cue the "Criminal" jokes, etc. This year's favorite resurgent singer-songwriter, Fiona Apple, has been arrested for possession of hash in Texas, TMZ reports, at a border stop. Apple is currently being held in a local jail. Wow."
TMZ has posted Apple's mugshot. Is that a prison jumpsuit? Or was she refereeing a football game?
The singer, whose last name is Maggart, was arrested Wednesday at a border stop in Sierra Blanca, where a drug-sniffing dog found .01 lbs. of hashish and .01 lbs. of marijuana on her tour bus. Apple “freely admitted that the controlled substances belonged to her,” according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. She was held overnight at the Hudspeth County Jail and released Thursday after posting a $10,000 bond.
Apple’s publicist did not respond to requests for a comment.
Sierra Blanca is the same spot where Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg and actor Armie Hammer were arrested for drug possession.
Apple released “The Idler Wheel ...” in June, her first album in seven years. It entered the Billboard 200 at No. 3, her highest-charting album to date. It’s one of the year’s finest works, brimming with raw emotion and gorgeous musical textures.
Insecurity sometimes gets the best of Apple. She’s often described as erratic and nervous onstage.
“It was by far the oddest show I’ve seen,” says Ashley Colin, a fan who attended Apple’s 2006 show at the Woodlands Pavilion. “She would come out onstage and sing the verses, then go to the side in between. She would turn away from the crowd, kind of hunching. It was so strange. She was all over the place. She would start a story and never finish it, just walk off.
“I was like, ‘I have to see this train wreck.’”
Apple’s Friday show at Bayou Music Center is expected to go on as planned. (Tickets are still on sale via livenation.com.) Tonight's show in Austin has been postponed.