10 Reasons Not To Be A Rock Star

10 Reasons Not To Be A Rock StarIf you’ve ever dreamed of being a rock star performing before a sold-out screaming stadium, then wake up to reality. You could be battered, immolated or worse. Consider the disasters that (sometimes literally) fell upon unfortunate stars onstage:

  • 1973 Gene Simmons (KISS) sets his hair ablaze after breathing fire
  • 1974 Iggy Pop pelted with eggs and bottles of piss by a local biker gang he challenged to attend the show
  • 1978 Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) goose-steps across the stage and blames the crowd for the Nazi regime at a German festival
  • 1982 Ozzy Osborne bites the head off of a live bat on stage and is rushed to hospital for shots
  • 1984 Michael Jackson’s hair catches fire during a Pepsi commercial shoot in front of 3,000 fans
  • 1990 Curtis Mayfield is paralyzed from the neck down by toppled light rig
  • 1992 James Hetfield (Metallica) suffers second degree burns after stepping into pyro blast, stopping the show and inciting a riot among 78,322 angry fans
  • 1992 Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) throws his bass in the air, is treated by medics after it lands on his head
  • 2003 The Station burns to ground during Great White show, killing 100 people
  • 2004 Dimebag Darrell (Pantera/Damageplan) shot and killed on stage by crazed fan
  • 2011 Jimmy Buffett falls off the stage at the Sydney Opera House, knocking himself unconscious for eight minutes

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