Musicians who tanked their careers on stage
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Considering the big personalities and substance abuse issues that are common within the music industry, on-stage meltdowns kind of come with the territory. While many of the biggest music stars in history have gotten away with murder, others suffered serious consequences for their poor performances, volatility towards fans, and technical slip-ups.
Many a talented artist has lost it all thanks to one bad show, one bad speech, or one bad backing track. Click through the gallery to see which musicians completely sabotaged their careers live on stage.
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