HELMET's PAGE HAMILTON Talks Biking Accident

HELMET mainman Page Hamilton has spoken to Launch Radio Networks about the biking accident which resulted in a broken collarbone and a postponement in the band's album and tour. Says Hamilton: "I was up in Oregon with my family, and coming down the mountain. I just kinda came around a corner too fast and there was a low tree that I didn't see on the right side that stopped my bike and I kept flying. So got some screws and cadaver tendon and some bone removed in my shoulder to make it work again. So I'm feeling much better today, it's been about a week since I had the surgery."

HELMET's tour, originally scheduled to begin on September 17, has now been pushed back to sometime in October, although Hamilton's not exactly sure when he'll be ready to go. "My fingers work fine, there's no nerve damage or anything, and I know I'll be able to play," he said. "It's just gonna be sort of standing and holding a guitar will be the issue. Realistically, I'm hoping for mid-October to be out on the road again."

The release date of "Size Matters", HELMET's first album in seven years, has been changed from September 14 to October 05.

HELMET's current lineup features Hamilton alongside ex-BUSH guitarist Chris Traynor, drummer John Tempesta of ROB ZOMBIE fame, and ex-ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello.


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