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Nick Cave is a man among men. Aside from cranking out some seriously awesome rock as the lead man for bands like the Bad Seeds and Grinderman, the legend has also taken up saving British drivers from the nuisance of speed cameras. At least in Brighton. At this point, it's unclear whether Cave intentionally took out the camera with his Jaguar or if the roles were reversed and the pole lashed out at the car as the rock star contends. At this point, we're apt to side with Cave's version of events.

Meanwhile, the rocker has become a local hero in the eyes of motorists that had been living under the tyranny of the speed camera. Apparently there's no shortage of people willing to buy the man a drink, and for good reason. We don't exactly support vigilante vandalism, but we aren't huge fans of speed cameras either. Cave and Grinderman are set to play alongside Rammstein, Tool and Iggy Pop and the Stooges at the Big Day Out music festival around the world next year.

[Source: The Herald and Weekly Times | Image: Thorsten Overgaard / Getty Images]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Speed cameras should be renamed revenue cameras.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I like the Nigerian Necklace solution. Take one tire, toss it over the camera. Soak tire with one gallon of gasoline, light gasoline.

        Ima just sayin'...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Who?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thanks Nick, someone's gotta do it.
      • 4 Years Ago

      That's no rocker - it's Billy Bob Thorton's and Hugo Weaving's love child !
      • 4 Years Ago
      radar ticket machines deserve to have bad things happen to them.
      TOM
      • 4 Years Ago
      how about this? if youre stupid enough to speed and you know that the cameras are there, you deserve a ticket. maybe we should all be allowed to steal and kill people too. i swear that mankind is too stupid to live. i pray for the day that an asteroid wipes this planet out.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @TOM
        ...and while everybody's running from the asteroid, the only ones getting wiped out are the ones who couldn't go over the speed limit - can't break the rules now can you
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Do you really believe you cam sum up an entire career and a lifetime of achievements with this (awful) photo...?"

      Good gracious, I honestly don't care about his "entire career and lifetime of achievements", all I said was the guy has a goofy looking haircut - he could be Frank Sinatra for all I care, still doesn't change the fact his haircut looks straight out of a bad science fiction movie.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Could this be the equivalent of Keith Moon driving his Rolls into a pool?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd like to see him say "Hello Mr. Anderson" cause all I see is Agent Smith!
      • 4 Years Ago
      He also wrote "The Proposition", an excellent movie.
        • 4 Years Ago
        cause most americans know what the big day out is...
      • 4 Years Ago
      We have redlight cams here in my town.You run a light and you get an 80 dollar ticket in the mail.I cant imagine why someone hasnt taken them out.They are on poles but only up about 10 feet high,it would be no trouble to hook a truck to them with a chain and yank them down.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Had not heard of Nick Cave, check him out on You Tube, the guy is good. And PJ Harvey Too!
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