Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy broke his collarbone in a mountain biking accident this past weekend. According to Blabbermouth, the multi-instrumentalist (who has also worked with Foreigner and Ozzy Osbourne), was forced to cancel his planned appearance with the Moby Dicks, as part of a New Year's Eve all-star Led Zeppelin tribute concert in Las Vegas.

Taking his place will be Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali. Tichy took to Twitter to make his fans aware of the incident. "Typin with yor arm in a sling after u get back from er after wipin on your mtn. bike n breakin yor collarbone jus sux" he tweeted, "so much for playing drums new year's in vegas with The Moby Dicks. Thanks to our bud Frankie Banali for helpin us out!" It would appear his typing skills may have been affected by the accident, which is certainly understandable.

"My year will b all uphill from here. I'll be c-in my healer wizard Dr. morovati tomoro and get this bs out the way asap," he said in abbreviated Twitter speak. In addition to the new years eve Zeppelin tribute, Tichy is also scheduled to perform at the 'Bonzo Bash NAMM Jamm 2013' which will take place on Jan. 24 in Anaheim, Calif. "I will be back on gtr real soon and drums right after, full on at the bonzo bash!" he continued, humorously adding, "There's an angel on my shoulder.... But damn she's f-in heavy!!!!!"