GRANDADDY FRONTMAN IN HAT SPAT

Jason Lytle suffers a badly bruised knee after an altercation with a Glasgow bouncer...

Grandaddy vocalist JASON LYTLE suffered a badly bruised knee after being thrown out of a club in GLASGOW following a confrontation over a trapped hat.

The band were out in Glasgow following the band’s performance at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut last Sunday (May 21). Lytle had his hat stolen and thrown in the air by an over-zealous female fan. The hat became trapped in the rafters of the club, so Jason climbed onto one of their road crew’s shoulders to retrieve it. Bouncers at the club confronted Lytle, he was thrown out and injured his knee.

Lytle spent the next 24 hours with an ice pack strapped to his leg help to cool the swelling.

Speaking in an interview with website [url=]www.bigbluespot.com,Grandaddy guitarist Jim Fairchild said: “A hat got stuck in the rafters, so our back line guy flipped Jason up on his shoulders. They were just trying to get his hat down, but the bouncers didn’t understand that. They thought they were trying to be rowdy and got tackled. We’ve been getting into some remarkable trouble lately, some of which we can’t really discuss. We could be beheaded for it!”

A spokesperson for the band told nme.com that they couldn’t remember what club the incident happened in: “It just wasn’t their night. After they left the club one of the people they were with had a bag with video equipment in it snatched from out of her hands!”

Grandaddy are currently in the middle of a UK tour, which continues on Thursday (May 25) at the London Electric Ballroom. The band then make further appearances at: Leicester Princess Charlotte (26) Sheffield Leadmill (27) Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (28)

The band return to the UK to make appearances at this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals on the weekend of August 25-28.

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Grandaddy‘s new single, ‘The Crystal Lake’, is released on May 29 through V2.