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Mastodon Frontman Brent Hinds Clashes With System of a Down Bassist Shavo Odadjian

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Aaron Thompson of the Las Vegas Weekly reports: Turns out, Tommy Lee vs. Kid Rock was only the undercard on [MTV Video Music Awards] night.

According to a Metro police report released Monday, the September 10 fight that landed MASTODON frontman Brent Hinds in University Medical Center's intensive care unit with brain hemorrhaging, a broken nose and two black eyes began as a skirmish between Hinds and Shavo Odadjian, bassist for multiplatinum metal band SYSTEM OF A DOWN.

According to the police report — based on firsthand accounts and corroborated by hotel-security video footage — an inebriated Hinds was leaving Mandalay Bay around 3 a.m. when he encountered Odadjian and musician William Hudson at the hotel's west valet area. Hinds took off his shirt and hit Odadjian with it, then struck Hudson in both the face and chest, prompting Odadjian to advise Hinds "to relax," several times, according to the police report.

The police report then indicates both Odadjian and Hudson punched Hinds in the face, knocking him to the ground. An unidentified friend of Hinds, who reportedly witnessed the event, rushed to the musician’s aid and apologized to Odadjian and Hudson, saying Hinds was "just drunk," according to the police report. Odadjian and Hudson were both questioned by police on the scene.

No charges had been filed at press time, though the police report lists Hudson as a "suspect," facing a possible charge of "battery with substantial bodily harm." The police report lists Odadjian as a "witness."

According to the police report, tensions ran high after Hinds began drunkenly "annoying" Odadjian and Hudson inside the Palms following the conclusion of the VMAs.

Source: Blabbermouth

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14 Comments on "Mastodon Frontman Clashes With SOAD Bassist"

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1. Feckineejit writes:

Both in my top twenty favorite metal bands, but alcohol makes good people do stupid things. This is really unfortunate those who can't hold their liquor should be more careful who they annoy.

# Sep 21, 2007 @ 3:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Bizzz writes:

All opinions about the bands' music aside, brett hinds is kind of a dumb drunk. If your doing somethin like that, i dont care if your my best friend, you need to get popped in the face. Ive seen that guy pissing into the river right across from Cobo Arena after the Unholy Alliance tour, he looked at us and laughed this creepy laugh.

# Sep 21, 2007 @ 4:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

LOL f***in Mastodon

# Sep 21, 2007 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. SlayerDoom writes:

I can't stand to listen to SOAD after what they did do Ozzfest last yar demanding $300,000 per show. It takes most people 5 or 6 years to make that kind of money. Then, as soon as they get all their money, they off and go on hiatus until 2013. Bunch of f***ing retards. Im just gonna side with brent hinds, and i hope that SOAD never gets back together and die.

# Sep 21, 2007 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RememberMetal? writes:

The only thing surprising about this at all is that 2 of the 3 involved are famous. This happens at the billiard hall 300ft from my apartment on a nightly basis. S'great.

Now Playing: Mastodon - "March of the Fire Ants" and then System of a Down - "Peephole" in honor of this drunken non-vehicular collision.

# Sep 21, 2007 @ 5:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Shadowraithe writes:

Yeah, what above comment says. It's just a bunch of drunks hitting each other; the fact that they were famous doesn't really change that.

# Sep 21, 2007 @ 10:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. master_of_puppets17 writes:

aha pretty sure he got what was comming to him.

# Sep 21, 2007 @ 11:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Jrizzle writes:

Mastodon still owns SOAD even if Brent got beat up

Now Playing: Slayer - Cult

# Sep 22, 2007 @ 4:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Vicarious_Intent writes:

...Bizarre. I don't think anyone saw this coming. I've heard Shavo was a calm guy, and I guess he just had get Hinds to stop. It's a shame that a stupid habit like that caused him to get his a$$ kicked
Defiantly remembering this one.

# Sep 22, 2007 @ 9:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. thor_hath_risen writes:

lol, wicked. i haven't really heard enough from mastodon to judge whos better musically, but i gotta root fer shavo man. he's like buddha dude. AND, he's the only one in system that isn't on drugs.

# Sep 23, 2007 @ 9:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Jackrum writes:

Hmm so who cares about this now???

# Sep 23, 2007 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Mr. Noogieburger writes:

^^^^Mr. Noogieburger doesn't.

# Sep 23, 2007 @ 7:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Caveman writes:

I'm guessing that a System & Mastodon tour is out of the question at this point....

# Sep 23, 2007 @ 7:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. N3RT writes:

Right, nothing more badass than two dudes kicking the sh** out of a drunk guy.

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