Sticky Fingers' Paddy Cornwall Pleads Guilty After Altercation With Frontman Dylan Frost

2 March 2021 | 12:35 pm | Staff Writer

Cornwall appeared in court on Monday.

Cornwall. Screengrab via YouTube

Cornwall. Screengrab via YouTube

Paddy Cornwall - bassist of Australian band Sticky Fingers - has pled guilty to an affray charge relating to an altercation with frontman Dylan Frost.

As The Daily Telegraph reports, Cornwall appeared in Downing Centre Local Court on Monday where he attempted to have the charge dismissed on mental health grounds.

Footage which aired in court yesterday showed Cornwall and Frost in a physical confrontation after they were evicted from from a bowling club in Marrickville following a six-hour drinking session.

It's believed the fight - which was sparked by lingering tension between the bandmates - saw Cornwall wrestle Frost to the ground and punch him 26 times in the head. 

Nearby witnesses broke up the fight before Cornwall began to kick and punch Frost again until emergency services arrived. 

Cornwall was sentenced to 18 months jail (to be served in the community) and must abstain from alcohol and drugs during that time. 

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Frost, who was also charged with affray, will attend another hearing in the coming weeks.

Sticky Fingers have been embroiled in controversy in recent years. In 2016, Frost was accused of making racist taunts at an Indigenous band's gig in Sydney and in an interview with triple j's Hack in 2018, Frost drew further criticism when addressing the allegations, saying, "And in the past… violence in my past under the influence, I guess, you know, fucking boys will be boys, you know?"

Just months after that interview, Frost was allegedly escorted out of a Sydney venue following a verbal altercation with transgender model and writer Alexandra V Tanygina.

The allegations resulted in calls for the band to be removed from the This That line-up that year, who then withdrew within a week of the bill being announced.