IAN GILLIAN's bassist RODNEY APPLEBY is being treated for a facial gunshot wound after allegedly being attacked by a neighbour in Buffalo, New York. The 49-year-old, who played on former Deep Purple frontman Gillian's solo US tour, has been in a stable condition at Erie County Medical Center since being shot on Saturday (25NOV06). Neighbour THEODIS JOHNSON, 41, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, criminal use of a weapon and criminal possession of a weapon.