Slash from Guns N' Roses, Kurt Cobain from Nirvana - talk about the most drunken performances of all time
It's no secret that rock and roll goes hand in hand with depravity! In any case, this is indeed quite a common practice... This is especially true for those cases when one of the musicians is not able to play the guitar or, say, memorize words. Yes, a little “sip” before the stage is a good thing, but everything should be within reason. Sometimes rock idols they forget about these very limits, and what happens is what happens ... Sometimes such drunken performances get out of control and turn into a rather awkward sight ... In other cases, they can lead to great feelings and even to clouding a career. Well, we bring to your attention top most "fun" musical performances throughout history! We begin…
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day
Lead singer's years of alcohol and substance abuse Green Day by Billie Joe Armstrong reached their zenith in 2012 year when his band performed at a music festival iHeart in Las Vegas... In the middle of the song, the huge monitor behind went out, which was a sign for Green Day that it was time to end ... However, Armstrong did not like this alignment. The musician began a drunken tirade against the festival for the fact that their set was interrupted ...
Later Armstrong said of the incident that landed him in rehab:
“I don’t remember the events of that day well… The next morning I woke up and asked my wife Adrienne: “How bad was that?” She said, "This is very bad." I called my manager. He said, "Get on the plane, go back to Oakland and go to rehab immediately!" Something like this…"
Kurt Cobain from Nirvana
During their 1991 tour, which preceded the huge success they achieved with "Smells Like Teen Spirit", Nirvana performed a sloppy version of the song "In Bloom", full of stumbling both directly and musically ... At the beginning of the video dedicated to this incident, you can see how Kurt Cobain circling around the stage and, staggering, carelessly moving along it ...
The said tour was full of alcohol, parties and not only ... By the way: he brought Cobain with Courtney Lovewho at the time was dating Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins! By a stroke of luck, she attended a Nirvana show in Rotterdam.
Slash from Guns N' Roses
One of the most drunk performances Guns N' Roses happened in 1991 year: Guitarist Slash struggled to play the intro to the hit "Welcome to the Jungle"but apparently he was too drunk to understand the notes he played...
After that, the legendary hard rock guitarist hit the headlines of many American newspapers! Himself slash commented on the event:
“I don't know what I was playing on stage then, but it was short and sweet. I don’t think there was too much… bullshit!”
Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys
In 1978 year, during the performance "Good Vibrations" by Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys was drunk ... And very much. No wonder he stumbled over the lyrics and ended up completely off topic...
By the way: Carl died of lung cancer in 1998 year, decades after the peak of the band's commercial success and their landmark release Pet Sounds…
Eddie Van Halen
In 2004 year, what has come to be known as a terrible and disastrous chapter in the history of Van Halen… Problems Eddie Van Halen with alcohol (and not only) addiction reached its peak during his reunion with Sammy Hagar. The 2004 tour was marked by rough performances, as well as internal conflicts occurring mainly between Hagar, Eddie and Alex Van Halen… This, combined with Eddie’s alleged drinking, led to an explosive situation…
Doomed tour 2004 year ended after Eddie smashed a guitar on stage, allegedly crying and telling the crowd, "You don't understand..."
Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots
Late Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots had many addictions, but one of his most high-profile incidents occurred in 2010, when the group performed in Houston, Texas. And it's not that the Stone Temple Pilots were late to the stage and their set of songs was reduced. At some point, Wyland began to rant about "God and friendship", admitting that he had recently started drinking (which, in fact, was already clear from his slurred speech ...)
Jim Morrison of The Doors
TO 1970 alcohol and substance use Jim Morrison reached its climax ... At one particularly unpleasant moment, Morrison burst into a drunken tirade to the crowd:
“Come out from behind those false mustaches, Adolf. I know you're in there!" Morrison yelled at the crowd as keyboardist Ray Manzarek begged him to "shut up".
That same year, a drunken Morrison yelled at the crowd in Boston after promoters turned off the power to everything but his vocal microphone... Manzarek literally dragged Morrison from the stage and the show was over. Their next show was canceled and the end was near... Morrison passed away the following year.
Scott Stepp of Creed
Concert Creed 2002 year passed in Chicago, was so drunk that fans collectively sued the band members! The lawsuit alleged that the singer Scott Stepp was "so drunk/or drugged" that he couldn't sing!
"Stepp left the stage several times during songs for extended periods of time, rolled around on the stage floor in obvious pain, and appeared to pass out while on stage during the performance," the lawsuit said.
The band subsequently issued a reciprocal apology statement for the drunken performance, in which they attempted to present it as "the most unique Creed show ever" and as part of "rock and roll history"!
Liam Gallagher of Oasis
TO 1997 year Oasis were already at the peak of their huge international success! Unfortunately, despite the success, tensions between the brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher it just got bigger… All of this eventually led Liam to problems with alcohol and, as a result, to violent behavior on stage…
Yes, at the concert. 1997 of the year in France drunken Liam at some point just sat on the stage, then ran in a daze, climbed on everything he could, and played the drummer's cymbals with his hands in front of thousands of fans ...
Addiction problems haunted Amy Winehouse throughout her career... However, they reached their peak during a performance in Belgrade, Serbia, in 2011 year: for an hour and a half, the singer struggled with herself, trying to perform a set, but in the end the show turned into a mess ... In the end, Winehouse threw the microphone on the ground and simply left her group on stage, leaving the concert ...
This tour was supposed to be a new beginning for the singer! By the way: hotel staff in Belgrade even ordered to remove alcohol from Winehouse's room, however ... attempts to keep her sober were unsuccessful, and she died the same year.