Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer photographed storming the US Capitol building during pro-Trump riot

Jon Schaffer was among the mob that stormed the US Capitol
(Image credit: Juan Aguado/Redferns / ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)

Iced Earth electric guitar player and founder Jon Schaffer was pictured among the mob of Donald Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol in Washington DC yesterday, January 6.

In a photo from Roberto Schmidt of the AFP agency, Schaffer can be seen among a group of rioters who pushed past police to enter the Capitol building. At the time, lawmakers were convened in a joint session of congress to count Electoral College votes and certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.