DAMAGE CONTROL, the band featuring former AC/DC drummer Chris Slade, QUIREBOYS frontman Spike, UFO bassist Pete Way and guitarist/producer Robin George, has cancelled its appearance at the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 16-18 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. "The reason the band can't appear is Robin George, the guitar player with the band, suffered an unfortunate accident that has left him unable to play in time for the show," reads a posting on the group's web site.
Commented Robin: "I was walking my English Mastiff, Lucille, through a quiet Spanish village when an old senora came round a corner, saw the dog and started screaming like a banshee, freaking the dog out completely. Lucille ran towards the woman in a panic, and I tried to grab her as she raced past me. Ten stone dog at twenty miles per hour, my finger stuck in her collar. The snap sounded like a pistol shot, a noise I never want to hear again. My finger had broken right behind the nail and was bent so the nail was touching my knuckle. The force span me round, I lost my balance, and unable to put my hand out to save myself, fell onto a low wall and fractured three ribs! Just as I thought things couldn't get worse, the banshee kicked off again, the panicked dog ran to me, jumped on my foot and crushed my toes. In other words, I'm not able to play, walk or cough for the near future! DAMAGE CONTROL hope to see you at Bloodstock next year."
DAMAGE CONTROL, drummer Chris Slade will team up with EXPLODERS frontman Dirty Von Donovan to perform three classic AC/DC songs — "Back In Black", "Highway To Hell" and "Whole Lotta Rosie" — on the Thursday night of this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival. According to festival organizers, the performance has been guaranteed to be legendary as two of metal's finest artists collaborate to kick off the three-day Bloodstock metal festival in unique style!!! The Birmingham-based frontman seemed an obvious choice to sing the hard rock anthems of one of the world's most talked-about metal bands of the last few decades and ensures the fans — you will not be disappointed!"