Most Extreme Things Musicians Did Due to Drugs and Alcohol

Metal_Treasure
Extreme things are either dangerous or weird. I think the worst thing is when they kill somebody.

The Top Ten

1 Sid Vicious killed his girlfriend Sid Vicious killed his girlfriend John Beverly, born John Simon Ritchie, later named Sid Vicious, was an English musician, most famous as the bass guitarist of the influential punk rock band the Sex Pistols, and notorious for his arrest for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.

He stabbed her to death. Sid was on heroin. He attempted suicide later that month but survived. He died of a heroin overdose one year later. - Metal_Treasure

2 Keith Moon killed his bodyguard in a drunk driving accident Keith Moon killed his bodyguard in a drunk driving accident

He ran over Neil Boland. - Metal_Treasure

3 John Bonham drank 40 shots of vodka, vomited, choked on his own vomit and died John Bonham drank 40 shots of vodka, vomited, choked on his own vomit and died

40 shots = 1-1.5 litres of 40% ABV vodka. - Metal_Treasure

4 Kurt Cobain killed himself Kurt Cobain killed himself Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.

He injected a lethal dose of heroin and then blasted himself in the head with a shotgun. It was his 2nd attempt. - Metal_Treasure

Nah, it was Courtney Love. - Ub8

5 Vince Neil killed his friend in a drunk driving accident Vince Neil killed his friend in a drunk driving accident Vincent Neil Wharton is an American vocalist and musician, best known as the lead vocalist of heavy metal band Mötley Crüe.
6 Keith Richards snorted his fathers ashes

On the one hand I had to think of "Due Date" and chuckled... on the other hand: wow, this is a pretty serious and depressing thing. Especially for other people who loved his father. - Martin_Canine

O_O...?!? But yeah, the Rolling Stones members were known for such things - Metal_Treasure

7 Ozzy Osbourne snorted a line of ants with a straw outside the tour bus Ozzy Osbourne snorted a line of ants with a straw outside the tour bus John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.

... after having been up all night drinking and snorting cocaine. - Metal_Treasure

What? - FireWasp2004

8 Izzy Stradlin swallowed his entire stash and ended up in a coma for 96 hours Izzy Stradlin swallowed his entire stash and ended up in a coma for 96 hours Jeffrey Dean Isbell, better known by his stage name Izzy Stradlin, is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter.
9 Syd Barrett used to melt an entire tube of Brylcreem in his hair under a stage light Syd Barrett used to melt an entire tube of Brylcreem in his hair under a stage light Roger Keith Barrett was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter. Best known as a founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in its early years and is credited with naming the band.

Due to frequent use of LSD he was unable to function, particularly in live performances. The band had to find a replacement. - Metal_Treasure

10 Ron Wood snorted enough cocaine to create a hole in his nasal septum

It was confirmed by Rod Stewart who saw it. Ron Wood was one of the Rolling Stones members, the premiere rock band on drugs of the 60s. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Scott Weiland was arrested buying heroin dressed as a pimp Scott Weiland was arrested buying heroin dressed as a pimp Scott Weiland is an American singer, musician, and composer for the American grunge band Stone Temple Pilots.
12 Rick James and his girlfriend held a woman hostage for a week, burning her with a crack pipe and forcing her to perform sex acts
13 Neil Young used to hide cocaine in his nostrils during performances Neil Young used to hide cocaine in his nostrils during performances Neil Percival Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.
14 David Bowie surrounded himself with burning black candles believing witches were stealing his semen and lived in fear of Jimmy Page because of Jimmy's supposed practice of witchcraft David Bowie surrounded himself with burning black candles believing witches were stealing his semen and lived in fear of Jimmy Page because of Jimmy's supposed practice of witchcraft David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

He was doing so much coke during the recording of the album Station To Station that he later couldn't remember recording the album at all. - Metal_Treasure

Was this before or after the movie "Four Rooms"? - Martin_Canine

BAdd New Item

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Greatest Rocker Who Died of Alcohol or Drugs Top Ten Musicians That Surprisingly Haven't Died from Drugs as of 2015 Top Ten Most Disturbing Things Done by Black Metal Musicians Top Ten Musicians Ravaged by Drug and Alcohol Abuse Top Ten Songs Related to Drugs and Alcohol

List StatsUpdated 20 Aug 2017

14 listings
117 days old

Top Remixes

1. Sid Vicious killed his girlfriend
2. Keith Moon killed his bodyguard in a drunk driving accident
3. John Bonham drank 40 shots of vodka, vomited, choked on his own vomit and died
Metal_Treasure

WRemix

Posts

Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P