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The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« on: September 14, 2020, 05:01:39 PM »
Jim Morrison and Keith Moon are a few that come to mind... I've read many times how Jim would do daring things at school, climbing on top of buildings, railways, anything to get attention... Keith Moon is rumored to have either driven a car or jumped into a pool at a Holiday Inn in Michigan on his 21st birthday, to be banned from EVERY Holiday Inn.

Please include stories, because some might not know details outside of their music, and some stories could be debunked by others.. I'll need to go back and make sure my details are correct before posting more.

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Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2020, 05:04:11 PM »
Moon'll be hard to beat. Nobody wilder comes to mind. Elton John and Iggy had their crazy moments but they were limited by decorum and money respectively.

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Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2020, 05:09:25 PM »
I think Moon the loon got his Holiday Inn ban as a result of him (and Entwistle?) blowing up a toilet with a cherry bomb didn't he? A trick they learnt from Herman's Hermits who they toured with, HH having been over a few times before. The roller in the swimming pool story is one that grew legs over the years, it was something like a Bentley into more of an ornamental pond, and more a case of the handbrake being let off. Anyway I seem to remember reading that Townshend became even more of an irresponsible jackass later in the 70s when he decided to channel his inner Moon.

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Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2020, 05:12:08 PM »
Another thing about the 21st birthday story, when he lost a front tooth due to some antics or other, is that it was really his 20th, he added the year so he could get served alcohol.

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Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2020, 05:22:36 PM »
Peter Skellern. Close thread.

Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2020, 05:43:05 PM »
Peter Skellern. Close thread.
Never heard of him, so I went on his wiki page, and found nothing... Do you know of any stories? Maybe you could fill up his page.

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Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2020, 06:06:59 PM »
I heard that one time after a gig in Weymouth, Iggy Pop got back to the hotel nearly 10 mins after the 11pm curfew following a particularly wild night. He had to ask really nicely for them to open the door and when they did he didn't even say thanks, he just skulked off to his room! Very bad manners!

The next morning he overslept and missed breakfast entirely, and the housekeeping had to let themselves into the room to wake him up as it was already time to check out! Unbelievable!

At the front desk when the band were all settling up, he tried haggling the room fee, claiming "I shouldn't have to pay for the breakfast when I didn't flipping well eat any"! The cheek of it!

Then, as they were leaving the building, the porter kindly opened the door for him, but instead of walking out and thanking the porter, he whipped out a pipe and smoked a big pinch of PCP, took all his clothes off and relieved himself sexually all over the porter's trousers and shoes whilst slashing his chest open with some particularly sharp-edged brochures from the display stand near the door! Really, now, that's just too far!

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Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2020, 09:53:18 PM »
That GG Allin is "a bit of a rum 'un", so I hear

Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2020, 10:05:30 PM »
I heard a story about 2 performers in the 70s who were touring together and would constantly try to out-do the other on stage in terms of shocking behaviour.

***Note: DrGreggles has forgotten the names involved, so has used random 70s singers in their place***

Anyway, one night David Dundas took a shit on the stage, then one of The Wurzels ate it.

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Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2020, 10:18:34 PM »
The band "Hell on Earth" blended frogs on stage and drank them, didn't they? (Wikipedia says rats, but then again the page has no sources) And they were going to let a fan commit suicide on stage until they were told it was illegal. That's pretty 'wild', in a GG Allin sense of being a wild rock star

Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2020, 10:31:48 PM »
Marilyn Mansion bit a crow's ballbag off on stage and he didn't get rabies cos he was possessed by the devil.

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Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2020, 10:37:00 PM »
Gary Glitter got his bum out once

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Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2020, 10:41:35 PM »
Barbara Dickson, in full view of a shocked traffic warden, once tore up a parking ticket and ate it. Then she just drove off.

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Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2020, 10:56:14 PM »
Suzi Gardner is renowned for frequently putting the bog roll on the holder so it unravels towards the wall and not the user.

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Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2020, 11:15:45 PM »
Zucchero never rewound rented video cassettes. Couldn't give a fuck.

Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2020, 11:25:54 PM »
Paul McCartney used to bring just one pair of socks on tour.

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"Well, it got smelly on tour. And I only had one pair."

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Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2020, 11:34:39 PM »
Chris Martin. Nutter.

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Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2020, 12:21:32 AM »
I heard Axl Rose, right, Axl Rose out of Guns 'N' Roses, whenever he filled a form in and it said 'Sex', instead of ticking the box for 'male' he'd write "Yes, please!!!"

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Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2020, 01:43:38 AM »
Slash, though - and I know this is true, because my mate's dad is friends with a guy who roadied for Slash's Snakepit - always writes 'Jedi' whenever he's asked to declare his religion!!!

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Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2020, 06:54:36 AM »
Val Doonican took so much cocaine in the 70s his septum disintegrated so he had to have a roadie (a BBC script editor) blow coke up his arse with a straw.

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Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2020, 06:56:36 AM »
Sid Vicious never returned library books. When he died he had a copy of "Improve your football: passing and shooting" that was three months overdue.
Actually, when I first heard this wild story I was told it was "Clive Everton's Play Better Snooker"

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Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2020, 10:55:32 AM »
The roller in the swimming pool story is one that grew legs over the years, it was something like a Bentley into more of an ornamental pond, and more a case of the handbrake being let off.
It's actually two stires that were conflated. He left the handbrake off his Rolls Royce and it rolled into the (empty) swimming pool that was under construction at his house. He also accidentally drove his 1939 ex-US Embassy Chrysler Wimbledon into his duck pond

The swimming pool story originated from Moon himself in a 1972 Rolling Stone interview. He supposedly rolled a Lincoln Continental into the swimming pool of the Flint, Michigan Holiday Inn during his riotous birthday party (the same one where he broke his tooth) while on tour with Herman's Hermits in 1967 after being told to break it up by the manager. Most of the other people who were there have said it never happened though and it was just one of his tall tales.
https://www.loudersound.com/features/keith-moon-takes-a-car-for-a-swim

The cherry bomb in the toilet incident happened on that same tour either in Georgia (according to Townshend) or Montgomery, Alabama (according to the Hermits' manager Harvey Lisberg). It was also at the end of that tour when they appeared on the Smothers Brothers TV show where Moon's exploding bass drum damaged Townshend's hearing:
http://www.markrblake.com/who.html

Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2020, 11:05:13 AM »
GG Allin is obviously the right answer but the question immediately makes me think of this NSFW picture of Anal Cunt frontman Seth Putnam shooting up while getting a blowjob from a groupie

GG Allin snuffed it at 36 and Seth Putnam at 43

Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2020, 11:34:52 AM »
I think that's Putnam's wife in that picture isn't it? Tiresome business in any case.

Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2020, 11:42:34 AM »
I think that's Putnam's wife in that picture isn't it? Tiresome business in any case.

It may well be! What I like about that picture is how it doesn't look like anyone's having any fun.

Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2020, 11:59:08 AM »
Dave Gahan - didn't even let dying get in the way of his career

Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2020, 12:12:38 PM »
Glad to see another Steve Hoffmanite who frequents this forum. I wonder how many of us regularly frequenting SHTV/Cab there are. TBH, forget social media, those too are my online social life (and these days my social life in sum total I guess) .

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Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2020, 12:15:13 PM »


close thread.

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Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2020, 12:23:59 PM »
Funnily enough I was going to say something like "The Most Excruciating Self-Entitled Babymen?", but that would take on a different complexion now

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Re: The Most Wild Rock Stars?
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2020, 12:24:32 PM »
Got to be between Dave Dee and Englebert Humperdinck - the jaded bastards.

 

At least good old Jimmy Young still appreciates a fine pair  :

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