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Rodney Appleby recovering

Rodney Appleby who was playing bass on Ian Gillan’s album “Gillan’s Inn” and also was on tour with Ian a few month ago, was shot in the jaw recently, as we reported about a couple a weeks ago. He is currently recovering in his home in Buffalo, USA and he would like to let fans know that he is doing well and is very grateful for their support. Doctors expect him to fully recover in time for the Ian Gillan tour in Australia, which starts January 19, 2007.
Thanks to Classic Rock Revisited and Scoot for the information

4 Comments to “Rodney Appleby recovering”:

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    El Baddo says:

    If you had cropped the photo to his face only, you could have claimed it was an action shot of him getting, uh, shot.

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    George Martin says:

    Response to El Baddo. Dude that’s cold!

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    El Baddo says:

    Guilty as charged. I wouldn’t allow my idiotic nature to run wild if the guy had been seriously injured or killed. I heard he walked out of the hospital the very same day. Tough bastard, I admire that.

    He also has a very, very nice bass guitar. So envy no doubt fueled my cruelty! 🙂

  4. 4
    Deep Purple, news and stuff » Blog Archive » Gillan’s Australian tour cancelled says:

    […] shooting by a crazy neighbor who was trying to kill him. While Rodney is recovering well, and is expected to recover fully, at this point the doctors are advising caution for Rodney because they don’t know what will be required to extract that bullet, or whether its current location will cause other problems. […]

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