Most Extreme Things Musicians Have Done on Stage


The Top Ten

1 GG Allin cut himself and ate his own feces GG Allin cut himself and ate his own feces

Now that's just disgusting. He must've had mental issues. - CharismaticKat

What? Oh wow, I bet his fans did not enjoy that!

Damn, that's insane. - Catacorn

Because it is.

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2 Keith Moon put pyro in his bass drum to cause explosions Keith Moon put pyro in his bass drum to cause explosions

That would be interesting to see. - Catacorn

Legendary moment

That's cool!

But before a show he added too much pyro which caused a larger explosion than intended, and left band members with permanent hearing damage and shrapnel wounds.
Obviously this is too extreme (Keith Moon was The Who drummer) - Metal_Treasure

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3 Ozzy Osbourne bit off a bat's head

RIP bat - CharismaticKat

In 1982, someone threw a bat on stage, Ozzy picked it up and bit its head off. Ozzy said he thought it was a fake one. - Metal_Treasure

That poor bat. - Catacorn

He was hungry...

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4 Iggy Pop tried to entice someone in the audience to stab him but failed and sliced an X into his chest with a knife Iggy Pop tried to entice someone in the audience to stab him but failed and sliced an X into his chest with a knife

In the image he holds a knife in his left hand - he just made one cut and is ready to make the next one.
Before that he shouted racist insults, trying to provoke a black person in the audience to stab him. - Metal_Treasure

Why? Why are these people doing this? Good list though.

5 Iggy Pop rolled around on shards of glass and regularly puked on stage Iggy Pop rolled around on shards of glass and regularly puked on stage

He has many scars on his chest - a result of frequent self-mutilation - Metal_Treasure


Well that’s unhealthy.

6 Greg Puciato defecated into a bag and threw it into the crowd

Now, no one wants that.

An audience =/= Your litter box - SpectralOwl

7 Lord Worm ingested worms Lord Worm ingested worms

This explains Dan Greening's nickname but if you think he's a complete savage you are wrong - he's the only one in metal who wrote song lyrics that start with "Pardon, please". The song is "Slit Your Guts" by Cryptopsy, one of the most brutal death metal songs of all time. Lyrics just show Lord Worm is Canadian after all ;-) - Metal_Treasure

That's nice

8 Jim Morrison got arrested for waving his penis

It's appropriate, I consider Jim to be the sexiest guy ever. - Crwth

@Crwth - haha, I have no experience with his penis so I would gladly leave his penis to those of you who appreciated it. - Metal_Treasure

9 Marilyn Manson urinated on the crowd

That's Marilyn Manson for ya - CharismaticKat

Nasty! - Userguy44

But at least it was Marilyn Manson's. It means good luck.

I feel bad for the crowd... - Catacorn

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10 Red Hot Chili Peppers played entire shows wearing nothing but socks

I would lmao if was a part of the crowd there! - Userguy44

Flea even got arrested for obscenity. - Metal_Treasure

Oof penis city

The Contenders

11 GG Allin encouraged audience members willing to perform oral sex on him onstage

Strange thing is, there were volunteers and oral sex on him onstage actually happened - Metal_Treasure

That’s disgusting!

12 Gerard Way jerks off on stage

Not to mention, he gropes himself, moans in front of everyone, and kisses his fellow band members. - Catacorn


EW... Poor crowd that had to see that. #notsexy - Thelistmaker

13 Alice Cooper impaled baby dolls on shiny swords Alice Cooper impaled baby dolls on shiny swords

I guess the things he did were part of the shock rock theatrics. He also had a working guillotine on stage and a live boa constrictor around his shoulders. - Metal_Treasure

14 Alice Cooper walked around with a live boa constrictor around his shoulders Alice Cooper walked around with a live boa constrictor around his shoulders

That's actually really cool - CharismaticKat

That’s amazing! I think this guy is more brave than stupid - IceBearRules

That's extreme but unlike some other extreme guys on this list, what he did had potential risks and took guts. That's why I have respect for Alice Cooper and not so much for some other musicians. - Metal_Treasure


15 Lady Gaga got a person to puke green milk on her

Lady Gaga's "vomit artist" is a 27 yo woman - Metal_Treasure

Wow... that’s gross.

16 Liam Gallagher hit his own brother in the head with his tambourine

Ah...the lovely bros - Metal_Treasure

Ah, yes the brothers which don't get along in any way what so ever.

Everyone's dream brother ladies and gentelmen

Yet he was voted the greatest frontman of all time by Q magazine

17 Marilyn Manson cut himself on stage and always beat up some band members

Why? - Userguy44

All the more reason to favour solo careers. - PositronWildhawk

It's the struggles of only being able to play drums and ending up like this is unlucky - SpectralOwl

Honestly everyone here betrayed me.

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18 Jimi Hendrix lit his guitar on fire

Legend! - Userguy44

A repugnant thing to do to a musical instrument! - Crwth

The glorious moment of rock which made Jimi Hendrix instantly popular than the rolling stones which that is his goal.- Kevinsidis

Yes! - EliHbk

19 Jimmy Pop vomited after sticking a banana in his throat

Maybe he was trying to sing with the banana because the banana was better than the microphone


20 Kollegah kicked a fan in the stomach who wanted to steal his sunglasses

Kollegah invited fans to come to the stage for a rap battle. However, this guy had in mind to rip Kollegah's sunglasses off during his performance. He better wouldn't have done this. Kollegah pushed him back, then kicked him and then punched him. Then Kollegah's bodyguards came, punched him so hard that he fell down and almost off the stage, before they dragged him away. Then Kollegah continued the performance as if nothing happened. Kollegah was later fined 18000 euros. He's a great rapper, but that was unnecessary. It would have been enough to ask him to leave. - Martin_Canine


21 Tommy Rogers from Between the Buried and Me mooned the audience as a $100 bet.

He goes on and says that guitarist Paul Waggoner refused to give him the money and instead payed it back in 50 installments of $2 in the form of coffee - kempokid

oh dear - Metal_Treasure

22 Nicki Minaj pooped her pants on stage

Lol that's funny - CharismaticKat

I can't stop laughing! - Userguy44

The poop was more talented than her I bet

What - SpectralOwl

23 Ritchie Blackmore regularly smashed his guitars Ritchie Blackmore regularly smashed his guitars

You can call it a waste of money, but this is what the adrenaline does with you. - Userguy44

That's what I call a waste of money.

Ritchie Blackmore explained (that he actually had no explanation for doing it):
"Sometimes I feel like I own the stage completely on my own for an hour. I’m just going crazy. The adrenaline is so much that all my musical upbringing is thrown into intensity on stage rather than being a musician.
After 22 years of playing, it goes instead into a mood and comes out as an aggressive bulldozer. I don’t know why; I often wonder why. I’m not an aggressive person offstage; I don’t know why I am on." - Metal_Treasure

24 Miley Cyrus pretended to have sex with a blow up doll

Its miley what do you expect?

I really don't see anything wrong with this.

Extreme? Yes. Was it done by a musician? Probably not - SpectralOwl

25 Neil Young used to hide cocaine in his nostrils during live shows

So he got high during live shows? - Skullkid755

Once he performed with a good-size rock of cocaine in his nostril. "There was a rock of cocaine falling out of his nostril", Jonathan Taplin remembered.
The live show was recorded to become a film but Neil Young's manager was horrified when he saw the cocaine booger and the singer's face. Jonathan Taplin, the film's executive producer, called a special effects company to fix it and told them: "This guy has got a booger in his nose, can you fix it? " After a few days the company responded, saying, "We've invented a travelling booger matte." - Metal_Treasure

26 Iggy Pop took out his penis and put it on a speaker

That's disgusting, but I bet it was a better singer than Iggy Pop!

Iggy Pop.More like Iggy Penis.-DarkBoi-X

27 Daron Malakian mooned the entire crowd

Daron's literally insane though... - Catacorn

I think he is on drugs a lot. - Userguy44


28 Kanye West Interrupts Taylor Swift's Acceptance Speech at the 2009 VMAs

That's just rudr

29 A Streaker ran on a horse race and fell over
30 Liam Gallagher changed the lyrics of the song to offend Americans and his own brother

That's offensive. What did us americans ever do to you?

31 Justin Bieber stops a show as someone threw a bottle on him

Les Claypool would just have ranted for three minutes. Like "hey man, I'm doing my job, let me do my job, I don't throw bottles at you while you're flipping the burgers in McDonald's" (he actually told that to a guy that threw a bottle at him). - JoLeKosovo

What a wimp. - Userguy44

And Marilyn Manson threw a bottle back at someone who threw a bottle at him. This shows that Justin Bieber is a wimp.

32 Syd Barrett melted an entire tube of Brylcreem in his hair under a stage light

This subsequently melted down his face and made him look like "a guttered candle". Rumor has it, there were crushed Mandrax tranquilizer tablets in the mix but Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason disputed the Mandrax portion of the story, stating that "Syd would never waste good mandies".
Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd was a frequent user of psychedelic drugs, most prominently LSD. - Metal_Treasure

33 Evil Jared Hasselhoff urinated onto Jimmy Pop

€�So you peed on him? ” -Diary Of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

34 Members of the Bloodhound Gang made several crude gestures with the flags of countries they performed in

Depending on the country, this may be illegal. Which is stupid if you ask me - if it's a free country you must also be allowed to insult the nation symbolically. - Martin_Canine

That's so disrespectful.

35 Till Lindemann attached a dildo to his crotch and let lube squirt out of it and right into the audience

That's a little (a lot) disturbing - Thelistmaker

36 Liam Gallagher gave the finger to his guitarist and spat beer all over the stage at the 1996 VMA s
37 Liam Gallagher swears during his acceptance speech throws his award and the microphone to the audience at the Brit awards 2010
38 Freddie Mercury sang after his doctor said he vocal nodules
39 Pete Burns' very sexual performance with 2 buffy men in his Japan show
40 Marilyn Manson masturbates on stage

Welcome to shock rock. - Userguy44

That’s not good for your fans’ eyes.

41 Roger Waters hocked a boogie on a fan who was trying to get on stage with him.
42 Roger Waters hocked a loogie on a fan who was trying to climb onto the stage.
43 Miley Cyrus played with baby toys on stage and humped a shark
44 Mike Patton climbed a camera crane, while continuing to sing.

He held his microphone in his mouth. - JoLeKosovo

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