Metal bassist ruptures testicle on stage, keeps playing

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Dutch band Delain

 December 2, 2014

There’s been many gruesome feats done by musicians on stage: Iggy Pop gouged his skin with broken glass, while Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a bat. However, Dutch symphonic metal outfit Delain might have them all beat with their immense commitment to the trope “the show must go on.”It’s tradition for Delain to launch confetti cannons during their song “The Gathering”. Typically they’ve done this without any incident, but during a show in Birmingham, England last week, bassist Otto Schimmelpenninck found himself taking a shot straight to the groin. Despite the pain and bleeding, Schimmelpenninck finished out the show.In a subsequent Facebook status, Schimmelpenninck revealed that after the show his scrotum had ballooned up to the size of a grapefruit. He was quickly rushed to a hospital where they removed 500 ML of blood from his scrotum and had his ruptured testicle stitched up. He described the event as “one of the most unpleasant adventures I’ve ever had to endure.”You can see surprisingly not gruesome footage of the performance below.

True to the story,Schimmelpenninck seems initially unfazed by the incident.
 

 

Published on Nov 27, 2014

Dutch group Delain performing The Gathering at the O2 Academy in Birmingham on 26th November 2014.

 

 

 

 

GOLDFRAPP live in Cologne – (2014 TOUR)

 
Goldfrapp‘s headline peformance at last weekend’s Electronic Beats Festival in Cologne? Lucky you—we’ve got the highlights right here. The British duo (plus their ace touring band) have kept music that little bit more interesting since their inception in 2000. Sleazy glam disco, witchy English folk and film soundtracks have provided the fodder for their stylistic reinventions along the way, but, as was apparent in the interview with Alison Goldfrapp in the Spring issue of Electronic Beats Magazine, they’ve never been more at peace with themselves than right now. Watch them perform “Drew” and “Alvar” from their latest album Tales Are Us and the psych-flavored Seventh Tree wig out in this HD video recorded on that balmy Cologne night.

Goldfrapp – Drew
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‘Drew’, from Goldfrapp’s new album “Tales of Us” (out 9th Sept UK / 10th Sept US).
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Trailer and all films are co created by Alison Goldfrapp & Lisa Gunning.

Trailer and all films written, directed & edited by Lisa Gunning.

Produced by Stephanie Zari. Cinematography by Brian Strange.