2007 – Quiet Riot Singer Kevin DuBrow Died Of Cocaine Overdose: Report Coroner said toxicology results, which were released Monday, show that musician died of accidental drug overdose. Two weeks after news of his death first made headlines, the autopsy results on late Quiet Riot frontman Kevin DuBrow — who was found in his Las […]
2003 – The manager of controversial Russian lesbian pop duo t.A.t.U. is arrested after 200 teenage fans riot in Moscow’s Red Square.
2002 – A riot breaks out in Vancouver after Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose fails to appear for the kickoff show on the band’s first North American tour since 1993. It is an ill-omen for the tour, which stutters to an abrupt halt with the cancellation of all remaining dates a month later.
1998 – Indonesian pop star Iwan Fals gives a free concert in Jakarta. More than 5,000 economically devastated people break out in a riot and charge the stage, hurling bottles and sticks and shoes. Fals barely escapes the mob and flees with his band to a nearby hotel.
1996 – Vince Neil, former singer of ’80’s metal band Motley Crue, attempts to play a show at an Indiana club. The show, starting more than four hours late, ends after only three songs. Neil claims that he isn’t feeling well, and that the audience of “rednecks” don’t appreciate his talent. No refunds are offered, […]
1995 – Grateful Dead fans riot outside a Noblesville, Ind., concert. Seventeen arrests are made after gates are torn down and rocks thrown.
1992 – Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses walks off stage after 55 minutes at a concert at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, complaining of a sore throat. Many of the 53,000 fans who came see the group and Metallica riot.
1992 – Frederick’s of Hollywood offers a $1,000 reward for Madonna’s bustier after it’s stolen from the store’s lingerie museum during the Rodney King riots.
1992 – Axl Rose leaves town before a Chicago sheriff can arrest him for allegedly starting a riot at a St. Louis Guns N’ Roses show in the summer of 1991. GNR cancel their shows in Chicago and Detroit.
1987 – The Beastie Boys rapper Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock, is arrested in Liverpool, England, for allegedly assaulting a female fan during a riot at one of their gigs.
1980 – After Alice Cooper cancels a Toronto show because of illness, 1,400 entertainment-starved ticket-holders riot.