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Cops: Big & Rich Singer in Hotel Smackdown

10/17/2008 12:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It was a real life battle of the bands this morning when the lead singer from the country band Big and Rich allegedly punched another rocker in a hotel ass-kicking early this morning.

Cops were called to the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood at 4:20 AM, after John Rich got into it with Jerry Montano, a former bassist of the rock band Danzig. It appears someone got whupped, because paramedics responded to the scene at 4:28 AM. We're told one of the dudes was treated for a bloody nose but no one was transported to the hospital.

Cops say they're investigating the incident but no arrests have been made -- at least so far. Neither guy wanted to press charges against the other.

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