Most Extreme Things Musicians Have Done on Stage
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
The hell? That's disturbing but you've gotta commend him for his bravery.
Wow. I can't believe he has the guts to do this. What a crazy man.
How did he not get taken to a mental hospital?
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's actually cool.
That's kind of cool.
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.
Ozzy's done all the drugs and seven others humans don't know about yet.
That poor bat.
He was hungry...
Well that's unhealthy.
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.
Now, no one wants that.
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 ;-)
It's appropriate, I consider Jim to be the sexiest guy ever.
He's crazy, but I love him. I mean, doesn't musical talent come before crazy stage gimmicks anyway?
For me he has always been Alice Cooper Jr.
A pale copy of Alice Cooper though.
But at least it was Marilyn Manson's. It means good luck.
Oh no, I wasn't prepared for this horrible rain shower.
Strange thing is, there were volunteers and oral sex on him onstage actually happened
I don't like the band but wow, that takes a lot of guts and confidence to do.
Flea even got arrested for obscenity.
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 disgusting, but I bet it was a better singer than Iggy Pop!
Not to mention, he gropes himself, moans in front of everyone, and kisses his fellow band members.
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.
Ah...the lovely bros
Well, there you go my folks. That's what happens when you are unattractive
I really don't see anything wrong with this.
Its miley what do you expect?
A repugnant thing to do to a musical instrument!
I can't stop laughing!
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."
So he got high during live shows?
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.
All the more reason to favour solo careers.
Honestly everyone here betrayed me.
That's why I'm not in his band!
It's the struggles of only being able to play drums and ending up like this is unlucky
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.