The Calling singer attacked in Mich.
LAPEER, Mich. - The lead singer of rock group The Calling was abducted, beaten and robbed after performing at a Michigan festival, the band said Monday.
Alex Band was attacked outside a store in Lapeer early Sunday, the group told The Associated Press. The Calling had performed Saturday night at a festival in the city of 8,800, about 45 miles north of Detroit.
Band had a spinal fracture, three broken teeth and needed 15 stitches in his chin, The Calling said in a statement.
Police asked the public for help in investigating.
Detective Sgt. Craig Gormley said in a statement - that doesn't name Band by name - that the victim reported two males forced him into a minivan, then assaulted and robbed him before dropping him off at a railroad crossing.
The Los Angeles-based group's 2001 song, "Wherever You Will Go," was used in several TV series and in the movie "Coyote Ugly."
George Takei leads Ohio chicken dance
CINCINNATI - "Star Trek" actor George Takei will get a chance to show off some special dance moves as he leads a mass chicken dance at an annual Cincinnati festival.
Takei will serve as grand marshal of the city's annual Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati. The 76-year-old actor will lead the chicken dance Sept. 21.
Officials say the weekend festival celebrating Cincinnati's German heritage is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people.
Takei portrayed Mr. Sulu in the original "Star Trek" TV and film series. In recent years, he has built a mammoth following on Facebook.
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