Most Extreme Things Musicians Have Done on Stage

The Top Ten
1 GG Allin cut himself and ate his own feces

His birth name was Jesus Christ Allin. I'm not kidding.
He is probably the craziest musician ever. He used laxatives before gigs so he could have enough fecal matter all over the stage. He also covered himself in his own feces, attacked people in the crowd and did some other extreme things

Mayhem: "we are the craziest musicians around!"
GG Allin: "hold my feces"

How did he not get taken to a mental hospital?

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

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

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)

That would be interesting to see.

That's actually cool.

That's cool!

3 Ozzy Osbourne bit off a bat's head

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.

That poor bat.

He was hungry...

Interesting! - Kevinsidis

4 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

Well that’s unhealthy.

5 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.

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

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

An audience =/= Your litter box

Now, no one wants that.

7 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 ;-)

Well, he ain't called Lord Worm for nothing.

8 Jim Morrison got arrested for waving his penis

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

9 Marilyn Manson urinated on the crowd

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

Another reason not to go see him

That's gross but kinda funny at the same time.-DarkBoi-X

I feel bad for the crowd...

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

I don't like the band but wow, that takes a lot of guts and confidence to do.

Flea even got arrested for obscenity.

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

That’s disgusting!

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

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.

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

That's awesome.

13 Gerard Way jerks off on stage

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

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

14 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.

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

Everyone's dream brother ladies and gentelmen

Ah...the lovely bros

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

16 Jimi Hendrix lit his guitar on fire

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

A repugnant thing to do to a musical instrument!

Legendary moment actually


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

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

Wow... that’s gross.

18 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.

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

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

All the more reason to favour solo careers.

Honestly everyone here betrayed me.

That's why I'm not in his band!

20 Nicki Minaj pooped her pants on stage

The poop was more talented than her I bet

I can't stop laughing!

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

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

I really don't see anything wrong with this.

Its miley what do you expect?

Well, there you go my folks. That’s what happens when you are unattractive

22 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

23 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.

24 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

25 Ritchie Blackmore regularly smashed his guitars

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."

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

That's what I call a waste of money.

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