Teenage The Strypes drummer Evan Walsh has already started suffering for rock 'n' roll - he has been diagnosed with tendinitis in his right hand after dislocating a finger during a painful gig in Canada earlier this year (14).

The teenage Irish quartet is fast becoming one of rock's next big things, and that means the 17 year old will have to play through the agony, following a concert in Toronto, after a "big knot" appeared below the knuckle on one of his fingers.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "We managed (to play) for another 40 minutes. I played even faster (than usual) to get done, because of the pain."

And his father, Niall, who tours with the band he used to manage, admits it's going to be hard for his son to rest up: "There is no time."