The son and ex-wife of guitar great Dick Dale were arrested on Monday morning (15Oct12) after allegedly blowing up a propane tank.

James Monsour and the musician's former partner, Jill, were taken into custody on suspicion of possessing an explosive device in public just outside Wonder Valley, California. They are being held on $500,000 (Gbp312,500) bond each.

Dale, whose hit track Misirlou was featured in the film Pulp Fiction, was shocked to learn the pair was behind bars.

The 75 year old tells the Associated Press he hasn't had contact with his ex-wife in over 12 years and he rarely sees his son, although he is planning to tour with the 20 year old drummer next month.

The guitarist says, "He wanted to do this tour but if they're in jail what can be done?"