View Full Version : Police Report: MASTODON's HINDS Clashed With SYSTEM OF A DOWN's ODADJIAN

09-21-2007, 04:52 PM
Source: Blabbermouth (http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=81228)

Aaron Thompson of the Las Vegas Weekly reports: Turns out, Tommy Lee vs. Kid Rock was only the undercard on [MTV Video Music Awards] night.

According to a Metro police report released Monday, the September 10 fight that landed MASTODON frontman Brent Hinds in University Medical Center's intensive care unit with brain hemorrhaging, a broken nose and two black eyes began as a skirmish between Hinds and Shavo Odadjian, bassist for multiplatinum metal band SYSTEM OF A DOWN.

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.

No charges had been filed at press time, though the police report lists Hudson as a "suspect," facing a possible charge of "battery with substantial bodily harm." The police report lists Odadjian as a "witness."

According to the police report, tensions ran high after Hinds began drunkenly "annoying" Odadjian and Hudson inside the Palms following the conclusion of the VMAs.

Read more at the Las Vegas Weekly (http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/content/nc/a-e/noise/single-story/article/post-vma-headbanging/).

09-21-2007, 07:49 PM

09-22-2007, 07:05 AM
This makes me laugh. I love Mastodon, but Jesus Christ Brent.

"Look at me, I'm in Mastodon, I'm a badass"

*ass dropped*

09-22-2007, 07:36 AM
System of a knocked the fuck Down

09-22-2007, 10:46 AM
System of a knocked the fuck Down


09-25-2007, 05:18 PM
Ha the turd from Mastodon got knocked the hell out

09-25-2007, 07:09 PM
Brent is a funny guy, and he plays guitar better than most people and plays in a band better than most peoples bands, so he wins. :radar:

09-25-2007, 07:12 PM
Yeah, and I mean, Brent might have been acting like a drunken douche, but was that really a reason to beat the shit out of him?

09-25-2007, 07:16 PM
Yeah, and I mean, Brent might have been acting like a drunken douche, but was that really a reason to beat the shit out of him?
Getting into fights with drunk people when they're drunk and you're sober is just unethical.

09-25-2007, 07:43 PM
Jeez, come on, guys. Dude's probably a total asshole when he's drunk (read: always) and I, despite my love for his playing and for Mastodon, think this story is hilarious.