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Durst, Stapp Make Blender's "Worst Onstage Meltdowns" List

Two hard rockers - who happen to be the butt of many jokes in the metal community - have made Blender's "Worst Onstage Meltdowns" list (in the August edition).

Fred Durst:
When Metallica's 2003 Summer Sanitarium tour arrived in Chicago, few of the 40,000 headbangers gathered at Hawthorne Racecourse were keen to see openers limpbizkit. Possibly incited by a feud between bizkit frontman Fred Durst and local shock-jock Erich “Mancow” Muller, the crowd held up signs reading “Fred Sucks” and pelted him with garbage and coins. Dodging the barrage of detritus, Durst suggested that the audience's lousy aim explained why the local baseball teams were so bad — ironically, he was then struck squarely in the balls by a lemon. Calling the set to an early end, Durst berated the crowd from the wings, boasting that limpbizkit was the greatest band in the world, until his microphone was taken from him.

Shame Scale (7 out of 10)

Scott Stapp:
Messianic Creed singer Scott Stapp seemed over-refreshed before playing Chicago's Allstate Arena on December 29, 2002, possibly due to a cocktail of Jack Daniel's, Xanax and an anti-inflammatory steroid he'd been taking for his throat. After performing five songs, Stapp wandered off stage, and guitarist Mark Tremonti went backstage to look for him. He found the singer resting on a couch, apparently convinced he'd played a full set. Persuaded to return to the stage, Stapp removed his shirt and shoes before falling backwards over a monitor. He then got up and sang the wrong words to crowd favorites “Higher” and “Arms Wide Open.” Four fans later sued the band, demanding the entire audience be refunded.

Shame Scale (8 out of 10)

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1. ZAKKe writes:

Fred Durst is a fag

# Jul 28, 2006 @ 3:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. RememberMetal? writes:

That bit about the lemon was brilliant...

One of those moments where timing was golden..........WHO BRINGS A LEMON WITH THEM TO A CONCERT!?!?!?!?....

I laughed so hard my pets actually left the room.

Maynard Keenan wrecked his vocals on a song live and pitched a pretty entertaining fit once. It's on youtube. Good stuff.

# Jul 28, 2006 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Opeth Suck!!! writes:

That is hilarious about the lemon! And to answer you're question about who brings lemons, it was probably like a lemon shake-up thing. I think I've been to that racecourse before for like a fair or something and there's tons of places to get stuff to eat and drink. They also had the lemon shakeups at Ozzfest too but don't know if they let you keep the lemon for the reason above. lol

# Jul 28, 2006 @ 4:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Scorched_Earth writes:

Truely classic! RM-Story I heard about the YouTube thing was that Tool had just done 'Ticks and Leaches' which Maynard hates to sick cos it wrecks his chords. I think he actually stormed off stage...?

# Jul 28, 2006 @ 8:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. KORNDOGG writes:

FRED DURST IS A b****!
"MANCOW" IS THE FREESPEECH RADIO GOD!

# Jul 28, 2006 @ 8:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. psythe writes:

I'm pretty sure Tool never - and I mean NEVER - plays Ticks & Leeches live, simply because MJK flat-out refuses to do it, stating that the song cost him three weeks of not being able to speak after he studio'd the song for the Lateralus album. I've seen the video in mention, though, and yeah, he couldn't hit the notes, threw his mic at the floor and stormed off stage mid-song.

# Jul 28, 2006 @ 9:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. bradispissed writes:

they closed the show with ticks and leeches live on the fantomas/tool tour...


and that's pretty much another knock against that pretentious twat. if phil anselmo can routinely belt out a song like suicide note part II with less clean range ability then there is no reason to believe one song of half assed screaming would really be that costly to your speaking habits.


that self-inflated messianic bullsh** image just makes him appear like the biggest drama queen in music today. i hate that dwarf f***.

# Jul 28, 2006 @ 9:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Scorched_Earth writes:

LOL-Brad...are you always p***ed?

Did anyone checkout the other footage of MJK laying a smack down on that dumbass who hopped up on stage? Its on the same site-CLASSIC!!!

# Jul 28, 2006 @ 11:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Thrash Banger writes:

Fred Durst.

The innovater of "Wigger Metal"

# Jul 28, 2006 @ 11:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Stephen writes:

Haha, I'd love to hit Fred Durst with a projectile during one of his onstage b****-fits. Poetry in motion, I tell you. Poetry in motion.

# Jul 29, 2006 @ 2:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. metalhead644 writes:

haha, that is hilarious... id say both singers probably had it coming to them!

# Jul 30, 2006 @ 9:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. evilcheeba writes:

I was at the Summer Sanitarium tour in St. Louis the night before Durst had his little episode. I wish it would have happened there to spare me from a full LB set. To tell the truth, he wasn't that well-recieved in STL either, pretty lukewarm reception.

# Jul 31, 2006 @ 1:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. RememberMetal? writes:

Tool do ticks and leeches sometimes but they use vocal distortion effects at what singers consider "risky" vocal parts. Keenan supposedly blew his voice out for 2+ weeks and couldn't hit high notes at all due to T&L.

I understand Keenans problem....Especially with each Tool album being considerably less furious than the last. Why risk your whole voice for the sake of one aspect of it....

I happen to like how p***ed Keenan sounded on Opiate and Aenima and too a lesser degree Undertow. I'll miss that kind of performance from him but I'd rather hear him sing something than nothing at all....

And yeah,
he's a tempermental f***ing diva but I love Tool regardless.

# Jul 31, 2006 @ 2:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BLACKDOG writes:

What I want to know is what is the connection between meltdowns and Chicago.

# Jul 31, 2006 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Night_terror987 writes:

I would bring a lemon if I see fred durst lol to throw at HIM!!!

# Jul 31, 2006 @ 7:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Stephen writes:

Come to think of it, the audience probably had lemons with them at the concert so they could suck on them to keep from laughing during the Limp Bizkit set. HAHA!

# Aug 5, 2006 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. MetalHead19892 writes:

HOLY CRAP! Fred Durst getting hit in the nads by lemon in front of a huge crowd, that has to be one of the funniest things that has happened in the history of rock. i wish i could have been there to see that or at least i wish there was a video of it.

# Aug 6, 2006 @ 2:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Terminator writes:

this is pure comedy. i love it when the entire metal community can come together and unite in further disgracing these two gay f***holes. it just shows that, in the long run, posers will never win.

by the way, i am surprised Durst got upset by being hit with the lemon, i didn't think he had any balls. lol

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 12:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. inhatredofme writes:

i was at that show where fred durst got hit in the nuts and i laughed my a$$ off, one of the best things i've ever seen.

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 4:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. www.vladtheimpaler.com writes:

Worst meltdown I ever saw was Black Sabbath in '78 in Corpus Christi, Texas. It was a shame as our Mayer almost didn't let them play to begin with!

What made it so bad was that the opening band was Van Halen on their very first tour. My dad worked the door taking tickets and let my brother and I in early so we wouldn't get killed getting to the front or wait out all night like we did when he didn't work ;-) We met David Lee Roth who was roller skating (yes, not roller blading) around the colleseum floor and my brother got his autograph. We were stoked and Van Halen was totally awesome. Then on came Black Sabbath, but they were late to appear. Ozzy was so drunk he forgot half the words to the songs and was stumbling on stage. There was no encore. Black Sabbath split up shortly after that. Ozzy was a different person whe we saw him in 1982 in Corpus Christi. It was after he peed on the Alamo wall and got banned from San Antonio. I think we forgave him because nobody remembered the 4 years prior and he brought us a gift from the heavens (Randy Rhodes).

Limp Bizkit was actually pretty good when I saw them in Tokyo in 2001, but we all knew they would be a flash in the pan as it was more a new style than talented musicians. Sort of like the emo screamo trend now.

When bands try to put up an image and that doesn't meet your expectations, you are disappointed. I prefer my bands nowadays as the ones who don't care about the image. The bands who you will never see on MTV because of their principles of not wanting to be part of the hype. What goes up, must come down.

Vlad

# Aug 12, 2006 @ 8:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. KORNDOGG writes:

TRUE^ BUT MOST BANDS THAT ARE NOT ON MTV, HAVENT HAD THE CHANCE TO BE!
AS SOON AS THEY BUILD UP A BIG ENOUGH FAN BASE THEY WILL BE ALL OVER MTV, NO BAND CAN TURN DOWN ALL THE MONEY THAT COMES WITH POPULARITY!

# Aug 13, 2006 @ 12:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Terminator writes:

Pantera did

# Aug 13, 2006 @ 11:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Terminator writes:

i dont care how much a band puts into upholding an "image" just as long as their music is good and that the image doesnt control what they write.

# Aug 13, 2006 @ 11:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Spineless writes:

Fred Durst = Piece of sh**. lol...what a fag!

# Aug 16, 2006 @ 7:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. slayerdisciple writes:

next time limp bizkit comes anywhere near richmond, im gonna buy ticks. and bring a sh**load of lemons to see if i can i hit him, ill bring my friends and have a game to see who can hit him first

# Aug 16, 2006 @ 11:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Terminator writes:

slayerdisciple-- you'd better hit him square on with the first couple throws before you get thrown out.lol.

# Aug 17, 2006 @ 12:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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