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No Age Battle Beer Puddles to Bring New Rock to Lollapalooza

August 9, 2009 12:08 PM ET

No Age's Randy Randall and Dean Allen Spunt sat down with Rolling Stone at Lollapalooza to explain why Randall performed yesterday's set while wrapped in giant bandages. His injury stems from a dance contest on the tour the band is currently playing with Dan Deacon and Deerhunter. "Bradford [Cox] and I were battling it out and I didn't notice this huge puddle of beer on the floor," he says. "I slip backwards in some type of banana-peel-style fall and I land on my shoulder and dislocate it." As a result, Randall reports, "We might actually be the first musicians to play on actual, prescribed pain killers." Watch the duo talk about their new songs and a bit of their Lolla set, above.

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