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and the number one funny thing ever to happen in music

In regards to this post on VH1's list of funny music moments, and apropos to my making fun of David Lee Roth through the whole thing, I have discovered the specifics of what the "accident" that made Mr. Roth cancel his tour:

"It was an incident onstage where he was doing a kung fu maneuver and he got hit with a staff that he uses," spokesman Todd Brodginski said. "He was doing a very fast, complicated 15th-century samurai move."

The former Van Halen frontman needed 21 stitches on his face because of the Sept. 17 accident in Philadelphia. He called off seven dates in the tour of clubs and theaters because of the injury.

Beat that.

I can't stop laughing.


That's a hell of a fancy way to say "He fwapped himself in the face with a big stick!"

What a moron. LOL

He meant to do that.

</Pee-Wee Herman>

Premiereship football fans will remember Eric Cantona's Bruce Lee impression was just as funny :-)

Well, now we know who isn't "The Last Samurai"...

Ummm...isn't that exactly what happened to Daffy Duck in the cartoon where he is playing Robin Hood?

Ho! Haha! Guard! Turn! Parry! Dodge! Spin! Ha! Thrust! BONK

Michele, if he had been "beating" it, it could never have reached his face.

And, hey, what if it was a fourteenth century move?

Given recent events in the entertainment industry, I'm surprised he didn't kill himself!

Yeah, someone needs to remind Dave he ain't a kid anymore.

What's truly funny about it is that his own spokesman doesn't know diddly about martial arts. First, kung fu is a Chinese art, so samurai (Japanese knights) wouldn't have done it in the 15th Century or otherwise.

Or it could be that David Lee Roth didn't know what he was doing, which is why he ended up with stitches in his face.

Reminds me of the story where Henry Rollins came out on stage and in a fit of rock and roll enthusiasm simultaneously raised his knee and lowered his head in such a way to break his nose and render himself unconscious.
Didn't even get to the first song.

Rollins should do that at the beginning of every show.

I bet his ratings were high for that gig. I hope he didn't wake up and start spouting angry poetry.

Too bad Roth was aiming high. We could have had a new falsetto. Or is that castrato?

Screw all of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!