- The Washington Times - Monday, August 19, 2013

Alex Band, lead singer of rock band The Calling, was abducted Sunday morning by two men in a blue minivan and then robbed, beaten severely and dumped on nearby train tracks, police told TMZ.

The 32-year-old singer was in Lapeer, Mich., for a music festival and decided to walk from his hotel to a nearby minimart around 4 a.m. Sunday, sources told TMZ.

That’s when a van pulled up next to Mr. Band and the two men snatched him inside. The attackers then reportedly dumped the badly beaten rocker on the train tracks.

Another member of the band noticed later that morning that the singer had gone missing and assembled a search party. Mr. Band was discovered a short time later, TMZ reported.

It’s unclear what the suspects allegedly stole from Mr. Band.

The singer was transported to the emergency room at a nearby hospital where he was treated and released.

According to TMZ, The Calling made it big in 2001 with “Wherever You Will Go,” but the group broke up soon after.