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Whitesnake Drummer Brian Tichy Breaks Collarbone, Will Miss Led Zeppelin Tribute Band's New Year's Eve Show

Image courtesy of Courtesy of Brian Tichy via Twitter (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Courtesy of Brian Tichy via Twitter (via ABC News Radio)

Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy broke his collarbone while riding a mountain bike over the weekend.  The rocker shared details of his mishap in a series of posts on his Twitter feed Monday, and also reported that he'll have to sit out a New Year's Eve gig he was supposed to play tonight with his Led Zeppelin tribute band The Moby Dicks that's scheduled to take place in Las Vegas.

"Typing with [your] arm in a sling after you get back from emergency room after wiping out on your [mountain] bike and breaking your collarbone just sucks!!!!" writes Tichy.  "So much for playing drums new year's in vegas."

In addition, the veteran drummer, who also plays guitar in a new band called S.U.N. , says he plans to see his doctor on Tuesday and is hoping to "be back on [guitar] real soon and drums right after."

He adds, "SUN goes down everyday, but it always rises again…HAPPY NU YEERS!...My year will [be] all uphill from here."

Longtime Quiet Riot member Frank Banali will fill in for Tichy at tonight's show.  Brian also is the co-organizer of the Bonzo Bash concerts, a series of star-studded shows paying tribute to late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham .  The next edition, dubbed the Bonzo Bash Namm Jamm , is scheduled to take place on January 24 in conjunction with the 2013 NAMM music-instrument trade show in Anaheim, California.  Tichy says he expects to be "full on" for that show.

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