MUSIC NEWS: Pearl Jam bassist breaks fan's nose

A fan is claiming that Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler accidentally broke his nose during a game of basketball at the Big Day Out festival in Auckland, New Zealand over the weekend. According to NME, Sherif Hassan told regional radio station Triple J that he was invited to play ball with the musicians during their downtime at the festival, but that the game got a little too rambunctious. Hassan explained, "(Ament is) aggressive, I'll tell you that much. He broke my nose. It was actually the last play of the game -- the one time I decided to play proper defense. All I heard was Win going off about how the rules are rubbish down here, and throwing balls around and chucking a bit of a hissy fit." Hassan, however, is not angry or seeking some sort of restitution, saying that the injury was "worth it" because Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder gave him a shout-out during the band's set.

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