Onstage Spaz-Outs

Warning: F-Bomb Counter Required

Sometimes bands lose it on their fans, sound guys, show promoters, each other; really it could be anybody. Watch these onstage spaz-outs and be glad you weren’t on the receiving end.

Ray LaMontagne walked offstage and kicked a couple out of his show in Grand Rapids recently because they were talking in the front row. It’s not the first time he’s interrupted the show with a tirade – listen to this spaz-out from 2011:

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When Green Day played the iHeartRadio festival in 2012 Billie Joe Armstrong took offence to having their set time cut down. He smashed his guitar after reminding the crowd he’s NOT Justin Bieber! (Bieber wasn’t even at the festival.)

F-Bomb Count: 22


 

Who knew Billy Corgan could be so vulgar?? After bringing a disgruntled fan onstage in New York in 2008 he got the last word with some rather sexually descriptive insults. “Just when you thought drama was so 90’s!”

F-Bomb count: 3


 

Primavera Sound is considered to be one of the best festivals in the world, but not for Wavves in 2009. Singer Nathan Williams started raging because of sound problems and then people started throwing things at the stage.

F-bomb count: 12


 

This one is just sad, and really uncomfortable to watch. Amy Winehouse is so messed up she can hardly stand, let alone remember the words to “You Know I’m No Good.”

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Dave Grohl insists you have fun and not fight! Striped shirt guy was sent packing from the British iTunes Festival in 2011 which lead to the crowd to chant “Dave! Dave! Dave!”

F-bomb count: 13


 

Kings of Leon 1: Singer Caleb Followill was “not drunk” during this show in Dallas in 2011, just hot and/or sick. The rest of the band throws him under the bus as they try to apologize.

F-bomb count: 12


 

Kings Of Leon 2: What is even happening in this “Sex On Fire” performance? It sounds like the whole band was having a complete meltdown but kept going for some reason.

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Josh Homme is always ready to fight a fan onstage. He’s had a few of these incidents but this one happened when a fan threw a shoe in St. John’s Newfoundland.

F-bomb count: 13


 

Here’s a classic hair metal spaz – Axl Rose didn’t want fans taking pictures at this show in 1991 so he took matters into his own hands. Listen to the difference between his singing voice and his spazzing voice. Hilarious!

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