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Onstage Meltdowns


If music listeners hadn’t heard of New York buzz band Wavves prior to the band’s now-infamous May 2009 gig in Barcelona, Spain, they certainly did after. During a prime slot at the massive Primavera Sound Festival, singer Nathan Williams melted down on a grand scale, intentionally messing up his songs, screaming at audience members and fighting with his drummer, who eventually stormed off the stage after dumping beer on the singer’s head. The defiant frontman continued his awful set until the stagehands cut the power and hauled his gear offstage. Williams later conceded, “Mixing Ecstasy, Valium and Xanax before having to play in front of thousands of people was one of the more poor decisions I've made.” —Jeff Royer

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