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Former Cake Drummer, Pete McNeal, Sentenced to Prison for Child Molestation

Pete McNeal
Los Angeles County District Attorney

A former drummer for Cake, Pete McNeal, has been sentenced to 15 years to life in a California state prison for molesting a 3-year-old girl five years ago.

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Former Cake Drummer Pete McNeal Convicted on Child Molestation Charges

Pete McNeal
YouTube

Former Cake drummer Pete McNeal has been convicted of charges that he molested a 3-year-old girl during an incident at a Los Angeles home in 2009. McNeal, whose original trial on the counts of oral copulation and sexual penetration of a child under the age of 10 was declared a mistrial, was found guilty of both charges Monday (March 18). He was taken into custody yesterday and is being held without bail in advance of sentencing, which is scheduled for April 25.

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‘Turbo’ Trailer – What’s the Song?

Turbo
Apple

In the upcoming DreamWorks film ‘Turbo,’ a snail pursues his lofty dream of becoming a speed racer. The animated flick – starring Ryan Reynolds alongside supporting actors Bill Hader, Samuel L. Jackson and Snoop Dogg – is scheduled to hit theaters next July. The tune featured in the trailer is Cake’s popular anthem ‘The Distance.’

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Cake’s ‘Comfort Eagle’ Celebrates 11 Years

John McCrea, Xan McCurdy
Justin Renney, Getty Images

Four albums in to their lengthy career, and it's safe to say that Cake were pretty comfortable when making 'Comfort Eagle.' The disc, which dropped 11 years ago today (July 24, 2001), marked their major label debut on Columbia Records after a series of releases on defunct indie Capricorn -- and continued the eccentric band's string of quirky-but-cool discs.

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Cake’s Peter McNeal – Musician Mug Shots

Sid Vicious, D'arcy Wretzky, Jack White

Former Cake drummer Peter McNeal was arrested recently after being accused of molesting a child during Thanksgiving celebrations in 2009 -- more specifically, a single felony count for "oral copulation and sexual penetration of a

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Cake’s Vince DiFiore Muses Over the Music Industry, Parenting + More

Vince DiFiore
Justin D. Renney, Getty Images

Cake haven't been known to rush themselves and release albums on a yearly basis. That is most evident with the seven year gap between their last two records. 'Showroom of Compassion' came out last year, which is the follow-up to 2004's 'Pressure Chief' and their first studio album released independently since being dropped from Columbia Records in 2005.

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Former Cake Drummer Stands Trial for Child Molestation

Pete McNeal
Cake

Well, this is disturbing. Following his February arrest for allegations of child sex abuse, former Cake drummer Pete McNeal is standing trial, and the proceedings have already dredged up some details of the events that led to his current legal predicament.

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Cake vs. The Dandy Warhols – Sound Off

Cake The Dandy Warhols
Facebook (2)

Cake have won Diffuser.fm's Sound Off for three consecutive weeks now, with their 'Showroom of Compassion' track 'The Winter' beating out the Big Pink, Delta Spirit, and most recently, pop-rock quartet Neon Trees. This week, Cake's 'The Winter' will go head-to-head with the Dandy Warhols' new song 'Sad Vacation,' but it's up to the readers who wins.

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Cake vs. Neon Trees – Sound Off

Cake Neon Trees
Facebook / John Shearer, Getty Images

Congratulations to Cake on becoming Diffuser.fm's Sound Off winner for their second week straight! Cake first beat out the Big Pink with their track 'The Winter,' and more recently, they edged out Silversun Pickups for the second consecutive win. Now, Cake's 'The Winter' will be pitted against Neon Trees' 'Everybody Talks' in this week's fan-voted Sound Off.

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Cake vs. Silversun Pickups – Sound Off

Cake Silversun Pickups
Facebook (2)

Cake are now the reigning champs of Diffuser.fm's Sound Off, beating out the Big Pink's 'Superman (Hit the Ground)' with their new song 'The Winter' in an overwhelming defeat. Now, Cake and their 'Showroom of Compassion' track will go head-to-head with Silversun Pickups and the band's 2012 single, 'Bloody Mary (Nerve Damage).'

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