‘School of Rock’ Child Guitar Star Arrested for…Stealing Guitars

Joey Gaydos Jr., who played 10-year-old guitar-playing wunderkind Zack “Zack Attack” Mooneyham in the 2003 Jack Black comedy School of Rock, is facing felony charges of larceny and grand theft after Florida police nabbed him stealing guitars and an amp four times over the past five weeks.

According to TMZ, Gaydos Jr. would walk into various guitar stores, try out an instrument, and then simply leave without paying for it. He would then attempt to sell the gear in a pawn shop.

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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.