"Great sacrifices in the name of art" - how beloved musicians "suffered" on stage
For most of us listeners, rock 'n' roll seems to "a walk in the park.". Our idols are paid millions of dollars to "just go on stage and play music once in a while. At any rate - that's how many see the life of a glorified rock star. "It can't be that hard, right?" ponder millions of listeners around the world as they watch their favorites perform. But after all... success is never that simple, is it?
Just as working on an album can take forever, the process of finding on a live stageSome of the biggest stars in the world have actually had a hell of a lot of pain during a performance! Each of those discussed below paid a pretty high price for their art: they ended up either being rushed to the hospital afterwards or treated right on stage. Either way, these are supreme examples of how "the show must go on".
While fans storming the stage was nothing new in the 2000s, Noel Gallagher really wasn't prepared for what happened on the tour Don't Believe the TruthThe show was a great success when a psychopath came out of nowhere and pushed the performer off the stage. In a mess, Noel landed badly, actually breaking several ribs... But despite the hell of the pain, he decided to try to finish the show and give the fans what they came to see.
However, the distraught fan did not foresee one thing: if you try to attack a group of guys from Manchester, you will pay a high price for it... He was instantly handcuffed by the guards, and Liam even managed to "fight back" despite the crazy atmosphere that reigned at the concert... Even in such moments the rebel in him does not sleep.
Gene Simmons proved that for his art he "ready to burn." literally. It all started with the fact that Kiss saw the "cool fire trick" - when a specially trained and prepared person "breathes fire. Gene was the first to volunteer to repeat this magic - he probably wanted to shock the fans and become the "number one" rock star in the press. But the iconic vocalist had clearly forgotten that such a stunt required rather close attention to detail. In the end, Gene accidentally managed to swallow a mouthful of kerosene in the middle of the show.
Simmons had to have his stomach pumped and go through some unpleasant procedures, but the experience did nothing for him. did not teach. The next time the Kiss vocalist accidentally set his hair on fire when he tried the fire trick again.
As the concert set The Who was becoming more and more chaotic, Pete was as lively as Keith Moon at the drum set, innovatively applying the technique of windmill and bouncing almost to the ceiling to release the accumulated energy. But that windmill stunt was one of the worst onstage incidents the band had ever faced...
One day, during a concert, Townsend - who, as always, had already "get psyched." - looked at his hand and realized that he had pierced it. The rod had gone right through his hand... But that didn't stop the guitarist: without even blinking an eye, Pete pulled the rod out and continued to perform. It was not until the end of the show that he sought medical attention.
Legend Judas Priest, Rob Halford is known not only for his roaring performance and cosmic energy on stage, but also for his passion for motorcycles. The vocalist repeatedly went on stage directly on the "iron horse", but one day something went wrong...
During the 1991 tour, in Toronto, the stage was covered in thick smoke. Halford, unfortunately, didn't see anything, and when he started his bike, the next second he drove straight into a rising metal section. As a result. broken nose.
Even if the antics Alice Cooper on the stage these days seem rather modest, no mother would want her child to commit the same acts...
Concerts the king of shock-rock famous for the "hanging," which fell at the end of the show. It was a well-crafted stunt, and essentially just a spectacular trick with which Cooper frightened the audience. But once something went wrong, and the "cruel joke" became too realistic: the rope around Alice's neck almost tightened, and he was miraculously saved. As the artist himself later recounted:
"I was lucky, I was blessed with a little chin, which allowed me to get out..."