Devil You Know singer Howard Jones opened up on the latest episode of ‘The Jasta Show‘. Along with discussing his struggles with mental illness that included a suicide attempt, both he and the show’s host, Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta, relayed some colorful tales of Mastodon‘s resident madman, vocalist/guitarist Brent Hinds. Jones shared the following tale which took place during the 2005 ‘Ozzfest‘:
“‘Ozzfest‘ was always glorious, man. Like the time we got there really early and Brent from Mastodon was on mushrooms and he’s just banging on our bus, our bus driver comes and just pushes him away. He’s just like ‘Killswitch wake up!’ and [the driver] like pushes him away. And I ended up being the first one out and he was like ‘did you hear that? Some guy was just knocking for you’ and I was like ‘no.’
And apparently Brent started running around naked and then he ran into like the men’s bathroom and security jumped on him, because when they saw him, he’s naked and he’s standing on top of the sink trying to crap in it. So then, they’re like ‘stop that,’ ‘get over here’ and he runs, pushes through them because he’s naked, runs down and they’re like ‘stop! stop!’ and he’s all ‘fine’, waits and then squat and just projectiles everywhere—needless to say they did not play that day.”
There’s another tale of Hinds being chased from security at a concert for throwing objects at Iron Maiden onstage in a bid to get their attention, being detained, escaping and then breaking his ankle. Skip to one hour and forty minutes in for that.