The former Lemonheads frontman loses it mid-gig...

Evan Dando flew into a rage while playing one of his first live shows in four years at the weekend (September 30), racing out of the venue to destroy a stereo he heard playing a tune by his old band THE LEMONHEADS.

According to www.rollingstone.com, Dando exploded when he heard his band’s cover of Simon & Garfunkel‘s ‘Mrs Robinson’ playing from outside the venue and, in typically bizarre fashion, raced offstage and bolted through a fire-escape exit into an alley to kick apart the stereo playing the offending tune.

Dando was playing an intimate show in McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, California, running through a series of Lemonheads standards, some covers and five new tracks.

The new tracks unveiled included ‘Arise’, ‘Hard Drive’ and ‘All My Life’, and, according to Dando, may appear on a Ben Lee co-written album called ‘In The Grass All Wine Coloured’ to be released “later”.

Dando also revealed that he had scrapped plans to release an album of country and folk tunes. He had been working on a series of Gram Parsons, John Prine and Hank Williams numbers with members of Giant Sand and Calexico in Arizona, as well as with Ben Lee in Australia earlier this year.

Instead, he intends to use the tracks as B-sides on new material.

Dando will play three further low key shows in the US this month, at the Iron Horse in Northampton, Mass, on October 17, the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, Mass, on October 18 and Lupo’s in Providence, RI, on October 19.