DON’T FEEDER THE ANIMALS!

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Feeder drummer Jon Lee is hit in the eye by an object and requires medical attention. And poor old Kelly Jones is just not appreciated...

FEEDER and STEREOPHONICS were amongst the bands bottled off stage at last weekend’s HEINEKEN JAMMIN’ FESTIVAL in IMOLA, ITALY.

This year’s 120,000 capacity festival was headlined by local rock idol Vasco Rossi (June 16), with both Feeder and Stereophonics playing earlier in the day.

Eyewitness reports claim that fans, impatiently waiting to see Rossi took to throwing bottles and cans at the stage.

Feeder, second on the bill in the afternoon, were due to play for 35 minutes but were forced to end their set after just five songs when their drummer Jon Lee was hit in the eye and later required medical attention.

Things got worse for Stereophonics, who were playing later in the afternoon. Mainman Kelly Jones attempted to calm fans down to no avail and the band walked off just four songs into their set (‘Vegas Two Times’, ‘The Bartender And The Thief’, ‘Pick a Part That’s New’ and an unfinished ‘Local Boy in the Photograph’) as they feared for their safety.

An eyewitness told NME.COM: “Every band that went onto the stage suffered the same, they all got the same treatment. Stereophonics were the only band to stand up for themselves though. Halfway through ‘Local Boy in the Photograph’ Kelly got fed up, stopped singing and put his guitar down. He then went to the front of the stage and confronted the fans. Objects continued to be thrown, so the whole band walked off, not to return!”

Later in the afternoon things calmed down slightly and Alanis Morissette, who was due to perform directly before Rossi managed to perform five new songs during her 75-minute set.

On the second day of the festival, The Offspring were promoted to the headline slot after the previously announced cancellation of Guns N’ Roses. Earlier in the afternoon Queens Of The Stone Age and Placebo also performed short sets.