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Weedeater Cancels Tour Dates Due To Vocalist Shooting Off His Own Big Toe

Weedeater has issued the following update about canceling their tour dates and recording plans due to vocalist Dave "Dixie" Collins shooting his toe:

"Hi folks,

"As most of you know, here in the Weedeater camp we pride ourselves on a long tradition of shooting our band in the proverbial foot right before we're supposed to do something important. Whether it's a big tour, a recording session, or whatever else we're supposed to do, invariably we will find some way to try and thwart our grandiose plans. Well, it's no different for this recording session, except that this time we really did shoot ourselves in the foot. In fact we regret to inform all of you that this weekend, Dixie Dave shot his big toe off whilst cleaning his favorite shotgun. Yup, that's right. When reached for comment, Mr. Collins gave a quote that speaks for itself...'It wasn't my intention to shoot off my big toe. This really fucking sucks and the pain is unbearable.'

"Mr. Collin's doctors have advised that he is to be bedridden for the next few weeks during his recovery. This will obviously affect the recording session (and the few surrounding shows in Jan/Feb), which will now have to be postponed until after the March / April "nine-toe" tour. Said tour is still 100% on, however, so check back soon for updates on venues and exact dates. It looks like the support bands will be awesome and the band is really stoked to play this new material after touring for so many years on the same basic set. Yeah...we knew that too, sorry but we're about to make good on it. And of course after all, we gotta keep workin', like workin' men do. Shooting your big toe off isn't free, for fuck's sake! So to re-cap...Keko sacrificed his pinkie for Down/Melvins, Shep broke his hand for Today is the Day, and now Dixie has generously offered up his big toe for Steve Albini to nibble on. Unless overtly fond of Limburger cheese and rotten flesh, Master Steve is advised to decline."

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7 Comments on "Weedeater Vocalist Shoots Off Own Toe"

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1. Greyback writes:

This is funny as hell, but still sucks, but man really!

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 4:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. and justice for y'all writes:

thats why you don't smoke too much of that NC nug and play with guns

# Jan 16, 2010 @ 11:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. b.bristowe writes:

Good luck balancing on stage without your big toe.

Cleaning a loaded shotgun?

Either way, thats pretty f***in Metal.

# Jan 16, 2010 @ 12:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RTB writes:

Wonder if he got the idea from harlem nights when Quick shot big Vera s pinky toe off......
Ya without a big toe, his stage antics are reduced to a minimum

# Jan 16, 2010 @ 1:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. deathfreak writes:

5 grams of weed 40$
A lot of muchies 30$
Shooting your big toe off because you for got to unload your shot gun Priceless.

# Jan 16, 2010 @ 7:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

deathfreak-pretty much sums it up....

# Jan 16, 2010 @ 9:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. -Metal_Rapture- writes:

Wow....that was pretty dumb. Actually that was really really dumb. He is very lucky something even worse then that didnt happen or no one else was around him. Pretty dumba** move. He only gets one metal point, and thats for keeping a loaded shotgun in the house. Otherwise, epic fail.

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