Phillip Hill, guitarist from the Teen Idols and later Screeching Weasel and The Queers was hospitalized with a
collapsed lung over the weekend after getting jumped.
Aside from our publisher's unabashed love for Screeching Weasel, Hill's chivalry alone is worthy of your attention. From his Facebook page:
I’m finally home from the hospital after getting jumped by four guys
on Friday night. These guys were attacking a girl in a parking lot
where my car was parked and I tried to save her. They tackled me
backwards onto a parking block, breaking four of my ribs and partially
collapsing my right lung. Then they took turns stomping my face and
chest. One of them tore off the side-view mirror of the car and
shattered it repeatedly into my face. It’s going to be a long, painful
recovery. Thanks for the tons of kind messages I’ve already received.
For reasons many of us in the music industry can understand, Hill does not have health insurance, so Mass Giorgini–who played in Screeching Weasel with Phil–has set up
an account to help raise money for his hospital bills. Giorgini was quoted as saying Hill would never ask for help himself, because he doesn't like putting people out.
Money can be sent through paypal for those who care to contribute to email@example.com.