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Them Crooked Vultures Fan Stabs Himself To Death After Developing Tinnitus

Mirror.co.uk. and Fox News are reporting that a Them Crooked Vultures fan stabbed himself to death after developing tinnitus from attending a concert. The report reads:

Robert McIndoe, 52, was unable to sleep for three months after seeing Them Crooked Vultures at the Brixton Academy, London.

His psychiatrist, Dr Helen Stinson, said: “He accepted death as a side-effect of s­topping the noise.”

Them Crooked Vultures is a supergroup featuring music icons Joshua Homme, Dave Grohl, and John Paul Jones.

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ZMA's avatar

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1. ZMA writes:

I don't know what to think of this. It's sad but at the same time kinda stupid.

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 4:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. KREDD writes:

um, go see a doctor much?

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 4:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. death to all writes:

I am pretty sure that fox news is using this in one to 2 ways, 1) the uk's socialized (there for all socialized medical coverage) is bad. Live in fear!!! and 2) music (AKA good rock music=art=crazed hippies=Occupy Wallsteet=socialist=godless=liberals) that is any good is really bad for you and will make you do crazy thing. Live in fear!!!!

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 5:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Diamond Oz writes:

Frankly I'm just surprised that he wasn't stabbed in Brixton. Jokes aside though, pretty horrible thing to hear.

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. deathbringer writes:

To say tinnitus can be maddening is understandable... to the point of stabbing yourself to death? I just can't comprehend that. If he really wasn't able to sleep for 3 months, there could have been other issues going on in his head and body anyway though.

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 5:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. R10 writes:

Thats fvckin sad and pathetic! Seriously,after a show? I suffer from tinnitus also,has to do with work,all the shows ive seen! Never thought of stabbing myself though! Suffer the ringing ears,run a fan year round so i can sleep!

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 5:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Brucezombie writes:

There was obviously more wrong with this kid.

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 10:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BoltThrower writes:

Sounds like teen spirit.

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 10:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. brandedcfh420 writes:

guess he couldnt take what he saw that night and had to end it!!!!

# Nov 18, 2011 @ 11:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. OverkillExposure writes:

#3: As if the rest of the major Western media ISN'T telling us to live in fear - from what we eat/drink to what we drive to the ordinary household items that are allegedly slowly killing us - or DIDN'T go on a post-Columbine tear about how music and movies turn us into psychos. Please. This is a bizarre and attention-getting NEWS story; who wouldn't run it? Maybe Fox was just the first to pick it up from the Mirror.

# Nov 19, 2011 @ 12:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. RTB writes:

Damn Oz are things that bad in the UK?
he couldnt sleep for 3 months and stabs himself to death..
Sounds like he fell asleep and freddy krueger got him in his dreams...
CV is that awesome of a band?...huh
The PMRC would have had a field day in this case

# Nov 19, 2011 @ 2:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Diamond Oz writes:

Not really RTB, it's just that Brixton has a reputation for being a sh**hole. Put it this way, if I'm checking out a tour schedule and the nearest the band is playing to me is Brixton I go, "Nah I'll leave it."

Overkill: "This is a bizarre and attention-getting NEWS story; who wouldn't run it?"

I saw it earlier in the day and decided not to post it. On a site which focuses on bands and their tours, albums etc. it didn't seem relevant to me. I also thought posting something like this just because it would grab peoples attention was wrong. "Man can't sleep for three months and kills himself horribly. Read all about it on MetalUnderground.com!" So yeah, in answer to your question, me.

# Nov 19, 2011 @ 4:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. hellrat writes:

Hmmmm, poor dude was operating on some shoddy intel... didn't know he was just supposed to cut his ears off eh?

pretty over dramatic....I once got blown out by a dumb kid shootin a braked .338 Win Mag and felt like I was underwater for almost 16 weeks, followed by tinnitus that lasted another year or so...and I don't sleep much the 3/4 of the year I'm chasin wonderful woolly beasties about the wilds...oh, and I've had lyme disease since April, which makes me feel much of the time like I've been frikken steamrolled...I've had so many heavy concussions that my brain doesn't work properly 90 fvckin percent of the time....shall I continue?

Ah, to hell with it man...I just realized I'm totally fvcked, and should probably go murder myself now

So hasta laters, muthafukkas!! oh yeah, and boo fvcking hoo :)

# Nov 19, 2011 @ 7:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. dwizard writes:

my concern is the fact that he "accepted death as a side affect". that clearly says he had other issues. but knowing the media it will get blamed on the music or some stupid sh**.

# Nov 19, 2011 @ 11:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
ZMA's avatar

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15. ZMA writes:

That fan thing is a good idea R10.

# Nov 19, 2011 @ 2:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. duncan hills writes:

agree with dwizard, they're probably going to try and play this as a 'blame it on the music' story. been there, failed that.

# Nov 20, 2011 @ 8:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. ZMA writes:

^ Anyone who decides to STAB themselves to death obviously has other stuff goin' on inside his noggin'. If multiple people killed themselves after being at that concert then I'd think "Ok......maybe they were turned up to loud." But this guy did this all on his own. But whatever if it made him feel better then more power to him.

# Nov 22, 2011 @ 1:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. BrianMN writes:

That's why you wear ear plugs to concerts.
I learned my lession seeing Cannibal Corpse on The Bleeding tour.
Something was wrong with one of the amps and it emitted and screeching noise during the whole set.
I think everyone stood there with their ears covered.

# Nov 22, 2011 @ 1:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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