Tonight (December 24) marks the first night of Hanukkah, and thanks to Adam Sandler referring to the holiday as “Eight Crazy Nights,” we thought we’d look back at eight crazy nights in rock history. Enjoy!
Nikki Sixx OD’s, Inspires “Kickstart My Heart”
As the story goes, Motely Crue bassist Nikki Sixx overdoses on heroin while partying with Steven Adler, Slash and Ratt’s Robbin Crosby. He passes out, turns blue, declared dead but is brought back to life thanks to an adrenaline injection from the paramedics. Thus, a rock hit is born.
Music video by Motley Crue performing Kickstart My Heart. (P) 1989 The copyright in this audiovisual recording is owned by Masters 2000 Inc
R.E.M’s Peter Buck Loses It On An Airplane
It’s not uncommon for rock stars to engage in questionable behavior high up in the sky, but when news broke that R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck went on what was called a “drunken rampage” during a 2002 British Airways flight, needless to say many were taken aback.
Ozzy & The Alamo
Just another drunken night of urinating on a historical landmark.
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Kid Rock’s Waffle House Incident
Kid Rock was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges early one Sunday morning in October 2007. Where did all of this occur? At a Waffle House location in Atlanta. Basically, a customer started talking to a woman who was in Rock’s entourage, things got heated and a fight broke out.
From Celebslam.com Security footage of Kid Rock getting into a fight at the Waffle House
Marilyn Manson Rubs His Crotch On A Security Guard…Twice
In the year 2000, Marilyn Manson had a penchant for rubbing his junk on the heads of security guards working at his concerts. Spoiler: Neither guard was happy about it. One rubbing incident led to criminal sexual conduct charges, while the other led to a lawsuit claiming “emotional distress.”
(Insert eyeroll here.)
The GN’R St. Louis Riot
A classic crazy moment! Axl Rose jumps into the crowd after seeing a fan with a camera. Cut to the infamous “Well, thanks to the lame-ass security, I’m going home!” line….and cue riot!
Guns N' Roses - Rocket Queen + Riot - Live In St. Louis - 14/14 axl jumps in the crowd in the middle of the song and starts a riot! *no copyright infrigiment intention*
Courtney Love’s Wendy’s Trip
Courtney Love has had her share of crazy moments, but who can forget back in 2004 when photos emerged of her barefoot at a Wendy’s, leaving with the biggest takeout bags ever in the history of fast food and then that random guy sucking on her boob? Google the pictures yourself. We’d rather not post them here.
The Led Zeppelin Mudshark Incident
We’ve all heard about this myth, and if you haven’t, check out this video for all the (alleged) lurid details.
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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniels. True story.