It's been a strange week for "gross" pop star news.
And while the Biebs may have partied a little too hard with milk, people are still freaking out about Lady Gaga's weight gain. OMG you guys, she looks like a normal human being. GROSS.
Thing is, neither of these events is super shocking compared to the storied history of nasty shit in rock 'n' pop music. So read on for five truly sick things that happened on stage.
Just about everything GG Allin ever did.
The shock rocker usually got bloodied up during his live performances, during which he attacked audience members, drank urine, and ate excrement. He got arrested for cutting a girl, drinking her blood, and burning her during sex, though Allin claims she did the same to him. He promised audiences that he would someday commit suicide on stage, but died from an accidental heroin overdose in 1993.
But don't take it from me, the 1992 documentary Hated is miraculously still available on YouTube:
Jimmy Urine sets his pubic hair on fire.
I have a hard time taking anyone with a Jessie Camp hairdo seriously, and Mindless Self Indulgence's frontman Jimmy Urine further proves my point.
Urine allegedly got arrested for setting his pubic hair on fire during a show. I know shaving and waxing can be a pain in the ass and flames seem like a quick fix, but really? For one, the smell of burnt hair is disgusting, and two, do you really want to torch your nether regions?
Urine clears things up in an interview by stating that he was actually arrested for having his penis out and that he tried to light his junk on fire at a different show. The Mars Volta gets pelted with piss.
While performing at a music festival in Seattle in 2006, fans threw either a pee-filled condom or piss-filled water bottles at the band. The action was obviously unsettling, as the band left the stage and frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala offered free merchandise, lifetime admittance to future Mars Volta shows, and money to whoever could bring the offender forward.
That's not how to get At The Drive-In to reunite (the way to do that is be super rich and offer to give them a whole bunch of your money).
Kings of Leon Get Pooped on By Birds
It's just so easy to make a joke about birds hating Kings of Leon's show in St. Louis so much that they pooped on them to get them to stop, so we'll resist the urge. Or we won't: Kings of Leon get crapped on, they get mad, and some day this will be the dramatic turning point about the band "hitting an all-time" low on Behind the Music.
Alice Thinks Chickens Can Fly
Ozzy Osborne infamously decapitated a bat, but in his defense, he thought it was a rubber toy. A chicken snuck on stage during an Alice Cooper performance, so he threw it toward the crowd, thinking it could fly. The freaked out bird fell into the front of the crowd, which was full of fans in wheelchairs who in turn tore it to shreds.
Watch Alice "put the bird into flight" at 10:55.
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