Music history is teeming with live performers who put everything they have into each and every show. Time and again, if you put them in front of a microphone and a crowd of people, you could count on them to deliver something entertaining.
And then there are these people. The four singers on this list, as unspeakably talented as they all may be, have long rap sheets for offenses related to the crime of storming off in a huff when things onstage start going awry. Here are the four least trustworthy live performers in music history.
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For years now, Guns N' Roses lead singer Axl Rose has set the standard for live show shenanigans. He doesn't just cancel concerts, he starts riots. I mean that literally. From the moment the band's breakthrough album, Appetite for Destruction, made them famous, when GnR hit the road, literal riots always followed.
As far back as 1988, reports were trickling in of riot-like conditions at two shows in New York. Later that same month, two fans were crushed to death during the band's set at the Monsters of Rock festival in England. I acknowledge that neither of those things are full-on riots, but Axl Rose was still young and just finding his way. By the time the band hit the road again in support of the two-album followup to Appetite for Destruction, 1991's Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, riots became as regular a part of the Guns N' Roses touring repertoire as obnoxiously long ballads.