DOWN's PHILIP ANSELMO Scratches Eye, Band Cancel Montreal Gig
DOWN cancelled their scheduled non-Ozzfest appearance at Montreal's Parc Jean Drapeau last night after frontman Phil Anselmo scratched his cornea at the previous night's show in Clifton Park, New York (allegedly as a result of hitting the mic while headbanging), thus forcing him to wear an eye-patch until his eye has healed.
Guitarist Pepper Keenan and drummer Jimmy Bower reportedly came on stage immediately prior to DOWN's scheduled performance and announced their non-appearance at the gig (which also included sets by SYSTEM OF A DOWN, MESHUGGAH, PULSE ULTRA), promising instead to come back in November and "kick some serious ass."
At the time of this writing, it is not clear if DOWN's show at Hamilton, Ontario's Copps Arena on August 1st (with SYSTEM OF A DOWN, MESHUGGAH, PULSE ULTRA) will go ahead as planned or if Anselmo will rest his eye until the group's next scheduled Ozzfest appearance, which is set to take place on Saturday, August 3rd at Columbus, Ohio's Polaris Amphitheater.
To comment on a
story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of
does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.
reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).