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Mastodon Guitarist/Vocalist Suffers Head Injury

MASTODON guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds suffered a severe head injury after his performance on Sunday night's [September 9] MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas. He is being treated by a Las Vegas hospital where he remains hospitalized.

It is rumoured that Hinds' injury was sustained during a brutal assault that took place shortly after MASTODON performed "Colony of Birchmen" at the Palms Casino Fantasy Suites in Las Vegas. However, it should be noted that this information has not yet been corroborated by an official source. He remains under physicians' care in a Las Vegas hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

MTV News reports that Hinds' nose was also broken, and he sustained two black eyes, according to the band's manager, Nick John. Although John did not provide details about what led to Hinds' injuries, he said they occurred at around 3 a.m. Monday morning, after the band had finished one of the highest-profile performances of its career — a guest spot in the FOO FIGHTERS' suite during Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. MASTODON performed its single "Colony of Birchmen" with QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme; the song appears on the band's 2006 LP, "Blood Mountain".

"Thankfully, it seems he's going to [make a full recovery]," said John. "All I know is he had a bad head injury, broken nose and blacked-out eyes. He doesn't recall much."

Several unsubstantiated rumors circulating around the web claim that Hinds was attacked shortly after the band's MTV Video Music Awards performance.

Watch MASTODON's performance at the MTV Video Music Awards (with a special guest appearance by QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Josh Homme):

Source: Blabbermouth

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14 Comments on "Mastodon Guitarist/Vocalist Suffers Head Injury"

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1. dmasa writes:

wtf?

# Sep 12, 2007 @ 7:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. rising_end writes:

mastodon getting assaulted? awkward...but wait someone clarify.....did they actually play for the vmas? if so....i think i see a connection.

# Sep 12, 2007 @ 8:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RedrumSyndrum writes:

wow the injury explains why blood mountain sux lmao

# Sep 12, 2007 @ 8:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. SlugEmperor writes:

if this has any lasting effect i will kill someone or something!

# Sep 12, 2007 @ 8:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. SlugEmperor writes:

oh didnt read that "Thankfully, it seems he's going to [make a full recovery]," said John"

# Sep 12, 2007 @ 8:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. SlugEmperor writes:

good saved someone's life

# Sep 12, 2007 @ 9:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Cynic writes:

Great song, I love how when the camera zoomed out there were a bunch of retarded chicks in the front row.

Now Playing: Primus - "Too Many Puppies"

# Sep 12, 2007 @ 9:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. inhatredofme writes:

josh homme and the other guitar player look like brothers

# Sep 13, 2007 @ 12:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Q writes:

That's f***ing stupid. Who the hell would do somethin like that to Brent?! There are so many d***s in the industry who would deserve a whippin, but Brent?? Man... Get well Brent!!

# Sep 13, 2007 @ 4:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BoltThrower writes:

Was Kid Rock the assailant?

# Sep 13, 2007 @ 8:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Jomama writes:

That sucks! Who did this to him? I hope he's ok. Head injuries can really affect you! Even change your personality. That performance was one of the best of the VMA's.

# Sep 13, 2007 @ 10:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Diamond Oz writes:

Lol at Bolt throwers post! I've never been a fan of Mastodon but they were very impressive when they opened for Metallica at Wembley.

# Sep 13, 2007 @ 10:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. rising_end writes:

i really do hope he gets through it fine though......

# Sep 15, 2007 @ 11:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Q writes:

I take back my previous comment. Apparently it was Hinds who started it all. According to the security videos Hinds took his shirt off and threw the first punch. So, no sympathy for him, then. It wasn't a "brutal Assault". This is called "being a d*** starting a fight and getting your a$$ kicked". Simple.

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