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We've included a few of the original interview recordings from Jon Niccum's archive, allowing you to hear the musicians talk about their Worst Gig moments in their own voices and words. We will add more at regular intervals, so check back often!

Johnette Napalitano, Concrete Blonde
Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde)

Wayne Coyne, Flaming Lips
Wayne Coyne (Flaming Lips)

Dweezil Zappa
Dweezil Zappa

Bernard Purdie
Bernard Purdie

Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper

Mike Einziger, Incubus
Mike Einziger (Incubus)

John Scofield
John Scofield

Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright

Perry Farrell, Jane's Addiction
Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction)

Mike Finnigan
Mike Finnigan

Joe Satriani
Joe Satriani

Danny Carey, Tool
Danny Carey (Tool)

Performance Videos

What happens when performers behave badly at concerts? What happens when pop icons are forced to deal with insane fans? What happens when rock stars face off with other rock stars? It's rarely pretty to watch, but it makes for some damn fine TV, and we've collected the best of the best that the Internet has to offer.

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Maybe you are in a band yourself and have some of your very own Worst Gig video to share? We'd love to see that! Hit us up on our Reader Submission page, so we can add it to our collection.


Performers vs. Insane Fans

SUBMISSION: The Jesus Lizard vs. The Bottle Thrower  (Thanks to JoeSuburb for the submission) 

Oasis vs. The Canadian Pusher 

Marilyn Manson vs. The Bottle Thrower

Angus Young (AC/DC) vs. The Party Foul

Henry Rollins (Black Flag) vs. The Guy That Asked For It

Maynard (Tool) vs. The Stage Invader

Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) vs. The Spitter

Snoop Dogg Fan vs. Snoop Dogg's Crew

Pittbull vs. The Money Shot

Paul Stanley (Kiss) vs. Laser Man

Glenn Danzig vs. The North Side Kings

Keith Richards vs. The Suddenly Timid

System of a Down vs. Stage Fight

Machuca from Chile vs. Mob Violence

Tim McGraw vs. The Drunk Fan


Performers vs. Stage Accidents

James Hetfield (Metallica) vs. Bad Pyrotechnics

Metallica vs. The Destruction Scene & Documentary About Destruction Scene


Performers vs. The Staff

Kurt Cobain vs. The Bouncer


Performer-on-Performer Violence

Lamb of God vs. Themselves


Performers at the Wrong Venue

Nickelback vs. Portugal

Snoop Dogg vs. British Police


Performers Going Off

Ted Nugent vs. President Obama

Kid Rock vs. Waffle House Patrons 

Eminem vs. Stage Dive Gone Wrong 


Performers vs. Addiction

James Hetfield (Metallica) vs. Alcoholism




We've included a few of the brand new video interviews we've done recently, allowing you to see the musicians talk about their Worst Gig moments in their own voices, words and emphatic gestures. We will add more at regular intervals, so check back often!

Flogging Molly Worst Gig

Grace Potter Worst Gig

12th Planet Worst Gig

Treasure Fingers Worst Gig

Ume Worst Gig

Mutemath Worst Gig

Fitz & the Tantrums Worst Gig

There's more to come, so check back often!