Every performer will have their day of ranting when they’ve been pushed just a little too far. Whether they are a diva or just too agressive (Axl Rose), their downfalls and rage have given us these 10 entertaining videos.
First on the list, and to no surprise, Amy Winehouse punches a fan at Glastonbury back in 2008. Thanks for coming.
Henry Rollands – Black Flag
Hardcore Punk at its best. Henry Rolland goes ape on a fan when a game of cat and mouse with Rollands’ mic doesn’t end in his favour. Just like any pumped fan, he endured a few punches with a smile, until he realised he shouldn’t be messing with the Black Flag frontman.
What does Pitbull do when he isn’t collaborating with pretty much anyone? He’s publicly humiliating haters he’s brought on stage. In a 2009 show in Colorado, the artist smacked the silly out of a guy who was throwing money at him. He told MTV: “When I bring the muthafucka up on the stage, he throws a wad of money in my face.” Some of us just wish for such treatment, minus the beat down.
“I can’t get no satisfaction,” that’s why I hit the guy, in the face…with my guitar, is what we can imagine were Keith Richards’ thoughts on this clip. In an act of what he calls, “just watching Mick Jagger’s back.”
Their most popular single is in The Departed – what did you expect? The American Celtic band goes wild at a 2013 St. Patrick’s Day tour stop in New York. Ken Casey (singer and bassist) spots a a guy doing the Nazi salute while they cover AC/DC’s “TNT.” Casey punched the “Nazi-fan,” and smacked him with his bass before shouting: “Nazis are not fucking welcome at a Dropkick Murphys show!”
Now that’s Rock ‘n Roll…
Maynard James Keenan – Tool
What not to do: crash the stage during a Tool show, while Army vet and Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner Maynard James Keenan is in mid-song. The fan learnt the hard way when he was given a “Perfect Circle” take down, put into a grappled chokehold while the lead vocalist carried on singing.
Don’t be getting on crew’s bad side, especially when they are in the midst of warning the crowd that they don’t want no drama. On the final night of SXSW 2012, the Mob lost it when someone threw a beer bottle at the stage after strict warning from the performers not to. The team charged into the audience, and according to Rolling Stone, the party was shut down and fans were left bloodied. Ouch!
Get in a fight with Axl Rose, tick. Axl takes matters into his own hands when he sees a crowd member with a camera. A reported 60 injuries to fans and police occurred – and about R9 million worth of damage to the Riverport Amphitheater was also noted.
Yoh! At a 2007 concert, a 15-year-old kid, who allegedly threw something at the “star,” was brought on stage and thrown for days. The artist said later that it was actually a stunt to promote his new album, pssh.
No one hits a lady. Unless you are Weasel frontman Ben Foster. After being called a whore, a woman lobbed a beer at Foster, which resulted in him turning around, not having second thoughts, and punching her in the face. Thank goodness the owner was there, who was also a girl, we might add.
[Source: Rolling Stone]
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