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Buzzov*en’s Dixie Dave Does Double Duty With Weedeater

Markus Shaffer

Buzzov-en have announced a new spate of February dates, which will be their third go-round since reuniting. Additionally, bassist Dixie Dave Collins will be gearing up for the release of ‘Jason … the Dragon,’ the new album by his other band, Weedeater, which he sings for, via Southern Lord on March 15.

Dixie Dave — who made metal headlines last year when he shot off his big toe while cleaning his shotgun — checked in with Noisecreep, saying that while he is a year removed from the incident, his bum toe is “pretty much fully healed … just a bit of phantom pain now and then.” He is also unphased by the fact that most people remember him for blowing off a digit on his foot. “I don’t care what people remember. That doesn’t bother me,” he said.

As for the Buzzov-en reunion, things are going swimmingly for the sludgemongers. “It’s been going very well,” Dixie Dave said. “I am happy with it … it’s been a long time since we played together …12 years or so. I’m having a great time with it.”

Since Dixie Dave spends a lot of time on the road with Buzzov-en and Weedeater, he has a few items that he needs in his knapsack. “Well I always need weed, but we are flying a lot and we get it free pretty much nightly. So I guess the only thing I always bring is a stuffed monkey my daughter gave me,” he admitted.

Both of his bands — and his stuffed monkey — will be touring the US and Europe through April. “After that, I am sure we will stay busy, but don’t have anything announced yet.”

Buzzov-en tour dates
2/04/2011 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC w/ Cough
2/05/2011 The Jinx – Savannah, GA w/ Cough
2/07/2011 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Cough
2/08/2011 Walters on Washington – Houston, TX w/ Cough
2/09/2011 Trees – Dallas, TX w/ Cough
2/10/2011 Downtown Music – Little Rock, AR w/ Cough
2/11/2011 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN w/ Cough
2/13/2011 Southgate House – Newport, KY w/ Cough
2/15/2011 Canal Club – Richmond, VA w/ Cough 2
2/16/2011 Casbah – Durham, NC w/ Cough

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