Home > News > View

Mastodon guitarist's fight was w/ SOAD bassist

Friday, September 21, 2007 1:55 PM PT
[ 11,938 views ]


According to a new report in the Las Vegas Weekly, the injuries sustained by Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds earlier this month were actually the result of scuffle with System Of A Down bassist, Shavo Odadjian. The site provides this account of the incident:

"According to the police report—based on firsthand accounts and corroborated by hotel-security video footage—an inebriated Hinds was leaving Mandalay Bay around 3 a.m. when he encountered Odadjian and musician William Hudson at the hotel's west valet area. Hinds took off his shirt and hit Odadjian with it, then struck Hudson in both the face and chest, prompting Odadjian to advise Hinds 'to relax,' several times, according to the police report.

The police report then indicates both Odadjian and Hudson punched Hinds in the face, knocking him to the ground. An unidentified friend of Hinds, who reportedly witnessed the event, rushed to the musician's aid and apologized to Odadjian and Hudson, saying Hinds was 'just drunk,' according to the police report. Odadjian and Hudson were both questioned by police on the scene."

Hinds was hospitalized for several days following the incident.


Related News Stories