Fighting with fans mid-concert? These musicians have done it!
The Black Crowes' Rich Robinson whacks stage invader with his guitar at Melbourne gig
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Most of the time, a concert is a joyous experience for both the musicians and the fans. Performing live is where an artist lives out their creativity and passion, and experiencing this in the flesh is sometimes a dream come true for a big fan. Unfortunately, the reality is not always so joyful. There have been more than a few A-list music stars who, for various reasons, lost their cool on stage and resorted to violence with members of the audience.
Atlanta rock band The Black Crowes were performing in Melbourne, Australia, on Nov. 20, when a stage invader threw the theater into chaos. Fan videos show a large man sprinting across the stage, evading security like a pro running back. He managed to cross the entire stage, ending up close to guitarist Rich Robinson who decided to step in. As security close in on the rogue fan, Robinson tries to push him off the stage by shoving him in the throat with his guitar. His brother, frontman Chris Robinson then joined in the tussle, using his mic stand to push him. The invader eventually gave up and jumped back into the booing crowd where he was escorted from the venue.
Rihanna, 50 Cent, and Axl Rose are just a few other performers who have found themselves in such tense situations. Click on the following gallery to find out more about when musicians lost the plot mid-gig!
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