Headbangers Banged Up

July 23 [7:55 EDT] -- It's been a bad week for 80's headbangers: Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy shattered a kneecap last Saturday night, when he was blinded by stage lights and fell 15 feet to the ground, at the annual Chippewa music festival in Cadott, Wisconsin.

Ratt, which this week releases the new album "Collage", has postponed the remainder of its first U.S tour in 6 years.

Also last week Quiet Riot guitarist Carlos Cavazzo was pistol-whipped by 3 gunmen who broke into his home near Los Angeles. He suffered cuts and bruises; 2 of the suspected robbers have been caught.