Top 10 onstage meltdowns

John Williams, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:09 PM ET

Everyone has their bad days at the office, even rock stars.

Case in point: Rihanna, after admittedly locking herself in a 'panic room' during her hectic week-long 777 tour, snapped during a live show in London. After launching into her hit "Where Have You Been," she abruptly halted the tune and launched into a flurry of F-bombs at her band for messing up the song. Oh, poor RiRi.

If it's any consolation, her tirade isn't the worst we've seen. The rigours of the road take their toll any everyone, and when you combine a little of grampa's old cough medicine, you can sometimes set off meltdowns of astronomical proportions.

Here's our list of the biggest onstage debacles:

10. Josh Homme, Queen's of the Stone Age, 1998

An extremely ill Josh Homme valiantly took the stage at the Norwegian Wood festival in Oslo, Norway, but he probably should have heeded his doctor's advice and stayed in bed. After being hit with a bottle, the sick (and big) frontman loses his cool and lays a verbal beating on the young perpetrator in the crowd - and finishes it off by whipping the bottle right back at him. "I'm never too sick to fight," Josh Homme declares after the tirade.

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9. Caleb Followill, Kings of Leon, 2011

During a summer show in Dallas, heavily-intoxicated KOL frontman Caleb Followill slurs his way through a short setlist, which he blamed on the notorious Texas heat. "Do you know what? I'm going to drink some beer and I'm going to drink some tequila and I'm going to have a good time," he declares. "I'm about to fall down here because I'm so goddamn hot. I have no goddamn idea what the f--k is going on, all I know is that I'm married to the prettiest f--king girl in the whole world." He promises the crowd three more songs before leaving the stage. He never returns.

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8. Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day, 2012

On September 21, during a Green Day performance at Las Vegas' iHeartRadio Music Festival, Armstrong becomes extremely agitated onstage and halts the band's set midway through their performance of the 1994 hit "Basket Case". In an F-bomb-filled rant, Armstrong complains about their time being cut short, and targets the event's promoters. "I'm not f---in' Justin Bieber, you motherf---ers!," he declares, before smashing his guitar and storming off. Armstrong enters rehab two days later.

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7. Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins, 2008

It's never a wise idea to mock your own fans, especially if they're from the Big Apple. During the last song of the night, "Everything is Beautiful," the tall, lanky and outspoken frontman lays on the sarcasm, telling the folks in attendance, "the outpouring of love from the New York crowd always warms my cold heart. Even when you boo, you're beautiful." It ends up setting off more Bronx cheers his way.

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6. Milli Vanilli, 1989


For Milli Vanilli, it was a career-ending technical difficulty. As they perform "live" in front of an audience in Bristol, Conn., the recording of the song "Girl You Know It's True" jams and began to skip, repeating the partial line "Girl, you know it's..." over and over on the speakers. They continued to pretend to sing and dance onstage for a few more moments, then they both hit the road.

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5. Scott Weiland and Dean DeLeo, Stone Temple Pilots, 2001

Things got heated in Irvine, Calif., after a fan chucked a beer at frontman Scott Weiland as he took a break between songs. After a few choice words for the tosser from the singer, guitarist Dean DeLeo jumps into the crowd to confront the man. Weiland does his own play-by-play of the incident: "My guitar player weighs 65 pounds and he's kicking your motherf--in fat ass!" He concludes by inviting him back to the dressing room for some alone time.

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4. Keith Moon, The Who, 1973

The hard-partying drummer lived up to his reputation by downing a mixture of tranquilizers and brandy (chaser?) just before he hit the stage at the Cow Palace arena in Daly City, Calif. About 70 minutes into the show, right in the middle of "Won't Get Fooled Again," he passes out. He reappears 30 minutes later (after a quick shower and a cortisone shot), but during the next song, he goes to slumberland again -- and this time for good. Two roadies carry him offstage, prompting Pete Townshend to ask the audience, "Can anyone play the drums? – I mean somebody good." A local drummer in the audience, Scot Halpin, plays the drums for the rest of the show.

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3. Jim Morrison, The Doors, 1969


The show that goes down in rock 'n roll infamy. The extremely intoxicated Doors frontman attempts to incite a riot in the audience by going on a tangent, but fails. A warrant is issued for his arrest three days later by Dade County Police department for indecent exposure for allegedly showing his penis to those in attendance. The band, to this day, still deny the authorities' version of events that night. Morrison received a pardon from the state of Florida in 2010.

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2. Henry Rollins, Black Flag, 1981

The good ol' punk days. Where else but an early '80s Black Flag concert would someone take a beating from Henry Rollins and enjoy it? While standing at the front of the stage, a fan begins taunting the physically intimidating singer by smacking his microphone repeatedly. Rollins snaps and begins throwing haymakers, landing several punches on the man, while the band plays on.

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1. Axl Rose, Guns 'N Roses, 1991

Axl's volatile personality was in full display on July 2, 1991, at the Riverport Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Mo. After spotting a fan videotaping the G'NR show, Rose decides to take matters into his own hands by going into the crowd and attacking the concertgoer. When he reappears on stage, he directs his anger at the men in yellow: "Well, thanks to the lame-ass security, I'm going home!" This sets off a riot in the building, which leaves dozens in attendance with injuries. Charges were filed against Rose for inciting the riot, but a judge ruled that he did not directly have a hand in it.

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