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Onstage Meltdowns

Axl Rose

One thing Axl Rose does not like is cameras, especially at Guns N’ Roses concerts. When he sees one in the audience, he points it out to security immediately – even if he’s in the middle of a song. That’s precisely what happened during a 1991 concert in St. Louis in one of the more memorable Axl Rose meltdown moments.

"Take that! Get that guy, and take that!” Rose yelled to security after spotting a camera pointed in his direction. Unfortunately, security took longer than Axl would have liked, so he took matters into his own hands. “I'll take it!” Rose yelled, and hurled himself into the crowd to claim the offending camera. Axl was eventually hauled back onto the stage, where he hurled insults at the venue’s security crew before tossing his mic and fleeing the stage. The drama didn’t end there. When the house lights went up 10 minutes later, fans rioted, damaging the venue and sending 60 people to the hospital. —Jeff Royer

(Photo: Robert Cianflone, Getty Images)



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