What Happened to Ronnie Radke? Jail Controversy Explained

There are many stories of people who have had their bright careers tarnished by scandal in the music industry.

One such person is Ronnie Radke.

He was the lead singer for a band called Falling in Reverse until he got into trouble with drugs and alcohol, and then his career went downhill from there.

Read on to find out what happened to Ronnie Radke and his career.

Ronnie Radke is a singer, songwriter, and musician, born on September 30th, 1983. He grew up in Las Vegas with his mother.

Ronnie’s father left when he was young, which meant some hard times for him. But it wasn’t long before things started to turn around, though, after he discovered the joys of music.

Early Life & Career Beginnings

At first, Ronnie pursued acting but then decided to switch careers into music instead.

He joined the band From Here On Out (FHOO) alongside other members such as Max Green and Matt Good. However, this band didn’t last long after they got into a car accident which sent Ronnie to the hospital.


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After he recovered from his injuries, he went on to join Escape The Fate.

He quickly rose in popularity due to his unique voice and strong stage presence, earning him “The Phenomenon” nickname.

But sadly, it wasn’t meant to be as things started going downhill for Ronnie once again, with drugs and alcohol.

His addictions came between himself and the rest of the band’s members until they eventually kicked him out of their group.

Awards & Achievements

Even though things were looking grim then for Ronnie Radke, all was not lost.

An opportunity knocked when Craig Mabbitt left the band Escape The Fate. But it wasn’t just any old opportunity when Ronnie Radke was asked to replace Craig Mabbitt in this group as he had already built up a considerable fan base.

So, this really did give him an edge over all of the other singers who were also nominated.

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Radke went on to win Best Underground Band at the 2012 Alternative Press Music Awards with Escape The Fate.

The group received two nominations that same year for Breakthrough Band and Song Of The Year for their song “This War Is Ours (The Guillotine II).” Their song was a sequel to another song they had released back in 2008.

And, after winning Best Underground Band at the 2012 Alternative Press Music Awards, Ronnie Radke and Escape The Fate went on to release their first album together called “Escape The Fate.”

Consequently, they went on tour with Papa Roach. However, things didn’t go quite as planned when they were forced to cancel some shows due to Craig Mabbitt having broken his collarbone during one of these concerts.

Ronnie’s Awards

Ronnie has won throughout his career, such as Songwriter Of The Year by Loudwire.

He also earned nominations from 2010 through 2017 for the Revolver’s Golden God Award. However, he didn’t win any of these awards.

But Ronnie Radke was able to come out of all this on top.

He went on to release his solo album called “The Drug In Me Is You.”

The song peaked at number eight on the US Billboard 200 Charts.

And, despite having a rough time earlier in life with drugs and alcohol leading him down some wrong paths, it seemed that Ronnie Radke had finally got himself under control.

So, perhaps there will be more music released from him sometime soon.

What Happened to Ronnie Radke?

In May 2006, Radke was involved in a fight in Las Vegas that resulted in the murder of Michael Cook.

Radke was not charged with murder, but he was indicted on battery charges, even though the person who shot Michael claimed self-defense.

Radke’s prior convictions for drug possession added to his five-year probation sentence.

In June 2008, Radke was arrested for failure to report to his probation officer and received a four-year sentence. However, he only served two and a half years of his term before being paroled.

In August 2008, Radke was shown the door by Escape the Fate, and Craig Mabbit replaced him.

Ronnie hasn’t expressed that he wants to venture into another music project yet. However, he has been avoiding trouble and it is just a matter of time before he comes back banging.