Veteran hair metal bands Ratt and Dokken escaped a Buddy Holly moment after a private plane chartered for their tour was forced to make an emergency landing in Illinois, according to the Associated Press.
The bands were en route for a show in the Chicago suburb of Wauconda with Lita Ford, Sebastian Bach and Warrant. Chuck Brennan, a friend of the bands who made the travel arrangements, told the AP that the pilot made the landing after seeing smoke in the front of the plane. The bands were still able to make the performance, traveling by SUV to the venue from the landing site to come back for more, or back for the attack, if you will.
Earlier this week, Ben Weinman revealed he had broken his hand. As we looked at a picture of the guitarist’s broken hand, we asked ourselves “How will this affect The Dillinger Escape Plan’s set at Orion?” Well, The Dillinger Escape Plan went on with the scheduled performance at the festival today, but as a four piece. Furthermore, while Weinman was onstage (in a cast) during the set, he was seen chilling off to the side and reading a copy of Revolver Magazine instead of playing guitar.
Photos of Weinman relaxing and reading onstage while The Dillinger Escape Plan is playing at Orion can be seen above and below. As much as we would’ve liked to see Weinman armed with his guitar onstage, we’re happy that his injury didn’t force the band to cancel their set at Orion completely. Plus, at least Weinman was involved in the show in some fashion (even if he was just sitting on the side).
Here’s the other photo of Weinman reading onstage: Read more »