Since 1998, entertainment journalist Jon Niccum has been asking touring musicians the question, "What is the worst show you've ever played?"

Now after hundreds of interviews with national headliners, he continues to compile some of their more memorable responses.These are unique tales told directly to Niccum in the musicians' own words. This collection delves into the times when things didn't quite work out for artists -- be it equipment malfunctions, unsuitable bookings, awkward misunderstandings, threats of violence or nature's wrath.

New stories are posted to WorstGig.com regularly.