Heavy metal star BRENT HINDS is recovering in a Las Vegas hospital after suffering a severe head injury during his group Mastodon's post-MTV Video Music Awards party performance. The guitarist was taken to hospital after performing at a Foo Fighters party, which was broadcast online. Reports suggest Hinds was injured while crowd surfing. As WENN went to press, Mastodon's upcoming Las Vegas concert, as part of the Vegoose Festival in October (07) is still going ahead.