10 Craziest Things Singers Did On Stage

December 20, 2013

1.Wayne Coyne

Wayne Coyne

In the first decade of the millennium, Wayne Coyne from the band the Flaming Lips traveled all around the venue in a ball that fans passed around above them. The fans got to get a very up close look at the singer.

2. Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

In 1967, at the Monterey Pop Festival, Jimi Hendrix placed his guitar on the ground and lit it on fire with the help of some lighter fluid. The stunt was very artistic and dramatic and he even had to be hospitalized for burns that he sustained.

3. Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper let a chicken go in to the crowd of his 1969 Toronto show. In interviews he claimed that he believed it would be able to fly. The chicken descended in to the crowd where it was dismembered by fans.

4. Diana Ross

Diana Ross

In 1999 at a VMA performance Diana Ross approached Lil Kim and fondles her mostly exposed breast. Lil Kim was wearing an adhesive flower to cover part of her breast and legendary icon Diana Ross felt it was grab worthy.

5. Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

All throughout the sixties and seventies; Iggy Pop was photographed cutting himself with sharp objects on stage regularly. He would bleed all over his chest and his clothes as a part of the entertainment.

6. Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne

In 1980, lead singer of Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, was tossed up a bat from the audience. Believing that the bat was rubber, he picked up the bat and bit its head off.

7. R. Kelly

R. Kelly

In 2005, R. Kelly performed “Trapped in the Closter” where he proceeded to act out all of the roles in the song. This included fighting with himself, and pretending to kiss an invisible person. It was truly a strange performance at best.

8. Madonna and Britney Spears

Britney Madonna

At the 2003, VMA’s Madonna and Britney Spears shared a kiss on stage that was heard and seen around the world. Then Madonna turned around and kissed Christine Aguilera on the lips too. It was a love filled evening.

9. Kanye West

Kanye West

At the 2009 VMA’s Kanye West jumps on stage and interrupts Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech while exclaiming that Beyoncé deserved the award and he proceeded to “let her finish.”

10. Beyoncé


In 2009, Beyoncé forfeited her acceptance speech and allowed Taylor Swift to finish hers in that time frame. It was one of the craziest and most generous acts that a singer has done publicly on stage in a long time.

24 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Mike Alan May 29, 2014 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Nice job Beyonce. A very nice gesture/

  2. vanna April 10, 2014 at 2:13 am - Reply

    Is it me or does Kanye West look like Bubba from FOREST GUMP….ugh!!

  3. Henry James February 13, 2014 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    Addiction to alcohol is called alcoholism. The disease is difficult to overcome because the urge to have a drink is always there. My brother died of alcohol poisoning and yes you can die from it.

    • Tom Scheurer April 16, 2014 at 2:43 pm - Reply

      Maybe if people would stop selling the “disease” lie and understand it is a spiritual problem, people might start taking responsibility and help themselves. And don’t tell me about the AMA and their disease diagnosis. They did this without scientific evidence just like they did when they called homosexuality a disease. Look it up. With enough political pressure they changed their minds. They are too cowardly to admit alcoholism is not a disease even though 80% of doctor’s know its not.

      • Zebrafish April 16, 2014 at 9:04 pm - Reply

        Yeah, obviously there is obviously no way it could be a disease, or there would be science behind it. It must be a “spiritual problem” because that is what all the science points to, a spirit.

        Oh, i see, that was a joke spiritual, like spirits are booze, my mistake.

      • Lolly Winne May 25, 2014 at 8:07 pm - Reply

        A spiritual problem? How so?

  4. Mickey February 7, 2014 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Juice and celebrity go hand in hand. Whoever thought otherwise? In fact celebrity IS juice!

    • rayg0838 February 16, 2014 at 6:35 am - Reply

      And you should stay off the ZOMBIE JUICE, and try joining the real world…..Just A Thought!!!

      • Sean Korb February 3, 2015 at 2:26 am - Reply

        This guy (facepalm). Every other word out his mouth is ‘zombie juice’ or ‘faker’ and he actually thinks he’s being funny or witty or something when he says that idiotic crap. This guy sincerely has a mental disability. For real.

  5. SemperFi1946 January 27, 2014 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    What would these people do if they had real problems like trying to pay the rent, put food on the table and have dismal lives like the vast majority of people on this planet??? Instead of being addicted to some substance and whining about how tough life is, they should be kissing the ground every day for the unbelievable existence they were lucky enough to have.

    • officerDave February 6, 2014 at 3:16 am - Reply

      Sorry, bro. But ‘most’ people on this planet get along pretty well. And dang near NO ONE in the U.S. is getting along poorly when compared to other countries. Try living in a cardboard shack and eating garbage: we don’t have that here, unless you’re talking about the mentally ill street folks who are almost beyond help.
      If you think paying the rent is a big deal, imagine life when half (or more) of you day is completely out of control. You can’t keep a job, relationships, personal daily obligations. Being an addict leads to all of the challenges you site, and a whole lot more.

      • Ren Rivers March 17, 2014 at 5:19 pm - Reply

        Sorry there OD, (pun intended), but it is pretty evident from your statement that you haven’t traveled a lot, and especially not out the United States, or else you missed the memorandum. While the United States was once a very wealthy nation, even then their was a very evident portion of the country that lived on poverty, Unfortunately, over the years, and especially over the last decade, the propensity for wealth in America has declined immensely. We now have millions of people living in poverty and on the streets, and there are more than a few that live in cardboard boxes, or have even less, and go “dumpster diving” on a daily bases just to get enough to keep from going hungry and this includes a large number of families, and children. Moreover, many of these people are not addicts or mentally ill, but just down on their luck. I have over the years known many families of young Americans who struggled on a daily bases just to pay the rent and put food on the table. Maybe you should go and volunteer at your local food bank, you might be sadly awakened to the number of elderly Americans that also live in poverty.

        As for poverty in foreign countries, much like it is in the United States, many of those in poverty, are not in poverty due to their own bidding, but unfortunately due to the greed and tyranny of their leaders. However there are many countries that have much less poverty than the United States.

        • abbygal64 March 30, 2014 at 9:32 pm -

          We will only be getting there fast with the gambling this Government has been doing. I worked in the welfare systen in the 70’s through now, more people on welfarer and food stamps than ever before. Our country is a mess.China’s economt is booming while we are going down fast, not surprising to me.

      • abbygal64 March 30, 2014 at 9:27 pm - Reply

        officerDave……Where have you been? It’s a myth that the USA is wealthy, we have come down a long ways in the last 5 yrs. I work in the welfare system and the poor out number the rich. We have many “families” who live in their cars now or under the bridges and they are not mentally ill, they lost their jobs, homes and no way of getting pulled back up. The shelters turn away more homeless than they take in because there are not enough shelters to house so many people. AND it is getting worse with all the businesses cutting workers or going out of business because they can’t afford AFC.We will be a Third World Country in the near future and thanks to all our out sourcing China will be the power and it is getting there fast, we owe them billions and keep on spending us more in to debt. Can’t get out of debt by spending more, any kid can tell ya that!! More people on food stamps then ever before in history and I know it because I work there. It’s not all mental cases or drug cases, iit’s job loss, home loss and we are taxed to death.

        • fez June 2, 2014 at 12:38 am -

          I was told by someone who grew up in South America, that we don’t really know what poor is here compared to other countries.

      • Brandy Jean Evans May 29, 2014 at 2:59 pm - Reply

        Way to have a grip on the reality of the lives of the people you are to protect and serve, OFFICER….whether police or military (SemperFi), I bet your comrades are proud.

  6. glenp827 January 10, 2014 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Wayne WHO?

    • freddy saturn April 9, 2014 at 4:05 pm - Reply

      he sold cell phone plans for virgin last year

  7. Sam January 7, 2014 at 4:42 am - Reply

    There are many more….

    • officerDave February 6, 2014 at 3:17 am - Reply

      Morton Downey, Jr., the actor so many people love as Iron Man, we on deaths door step MANY times.

      If we would just legalize these drugs, people would to have these addictions.

      • EclecticHorseman February 12, 2014 at 8:26 pm - Reply

        Robert Downey, Jr.
        Morton Downey, Jr was a writer and talk-show host into the 1980s.

      • rsed February 13, 2014 at 10:43 pm - Reply

        legalizing it doesn’t stop the addiction you idiot.

  8. Charles Caswell December 30, 2013 at 2:07 am - Reply

    Not one surprise here. Except Wayne Coyne. The surpise is that he is a celebrity. Never heard of him.
    Billy Holiday had more than just alcohol though. As for Mickey Mantle, I thought everybody knew that.

    • Kat S January 12, 2014 at 6:39 am - Reply

      Dude, the thing with Wayne Coyne is under another subject. It has to do with what crazy things singers did on stage. You missed the subject… F

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