Earlier this week Huey Morgan stormed off BBC’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks. The Fun Lovin’ Criminals frontman smashed a mug during a round of ‘Next Line’ in a fit of rage. Here’s a look at 18 more explosive rock star tantrums.
In the 90s the Bee Gees shocked Clive Anderson and viewers watching at home by storming off stage during a live interview. They’d had enough of sniping jokes about the dynamics and success of their group.
Rihanna walked out of an interview with Australian host Natalie Barr in 2012. The interview which was supposed to be about the film ‘Battleship’ took a turn for the worse as Barr questioned her relationship status and links to Ashton Kutcher while indirectly referring to her on-off relationship with Chris Brown.
Remember Arcade Fire performing ‘Keep The Car Running’ on the Jonathan Ross Show in 2007? Despite a successful show Win Butler finished his performance by walking offstage and smashing a camera.
Bob Dylan walked out off the Ed Sullivan Show in 1963 just minutes before he even appeared in front of the live audience.
Justin Bieber had a diva moment on a talk show in New Zealand after getting pranked by their presenters. Bieber opened a bottle of what was described to be ‘ginger beer-lemonade’ – which exploded all over him. Unimpressed he walked off the set.
Never Mind The Buzzcocks is a favourite for guests walking out. In 2009 Preston from The Ordinary Boys stormed off after guest host Simon Amstell made fun of his then-wife, Big Brother’s Chantelle Houghton.
No stranger to TV appearances or interviews, Paris Hilton elegantly left an interview with ABC after being probed with personal questions about her fluctuating success.
Green Day’s performance at I Heart Radio Music Festival was cut in half last year, leading to a dramatic tantrum. “I’ve been around since fuckin’ nineteen fuckin’ ninety – eight and your gonna give me one fuckin’ minute,” yelled Billie Joe Armstrong.
In 1996 Liam Gallagher left his other band mates to perform without him at an acoustic set for MTV Unplugged. Noel covered his absence saying he had a sore throat but Liam heckled from the sidelines and later went on stage interrupting the bands performance on ‘Whatever’.
Not quite a rant or a dramatic walk off, but The Who’s drummer Keith Moon shows us how its done with true rock and roll swagger. Moon collapsed onstage during their 1973 concert at Cow Palace after allegedly taking horse tranquillisers and copious amounts of alcohol.
In 2008 Coldplay’s Chris Martin walked out of a BBC4 radio interview with John Wilson. The long-time presenter asked what inspired the album ‘Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends’, to which Chris replied: “I’m not enjoying this. Can I have two minutes?”
Known for numerous ramblings, rants and tantrums Kanye definitely takes the lead providing top class TV. In 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit the US and celebrities used their fame to raise money. However Kanye used it as an opportunity to share opinion “George Bush does not care about black people,” he claimed. Cue stunned facial expression from Michael Myers and Chris Tucker.
We should have known Kanye was a loose cannon in 2008, when the rap star flipped out backstage at the MTV awards. After losing out on five music awards to the likes of 50 Cent and Shakira the self-titled ‘genius’ promised he would never return.
Azealia Banks stormed off stage in Melbourne after just 90 seconds of appearing on stage after the singer was hit with what seems to be a bottle.
Odd Future walked off stage at the SXSW Buffalo Billboard show in 2011. After performing ‘Sandwitches’ Tyler had enough from the dead crowd not going wild for his songs. Before dropping his mic and leaving he shouts “This shit whack, fuck Billboard”.
Morrissey stormed offstage after being hit by what was apparently a plastic beer bottle in 2009.
At the inauguaral concert at Washington DC’s National Park Elton John abruptly stopped his performance due to pedals on his piano sticking.
Following his assault on Rihanna, Chris Brown went into a rage on the set of Good Morning America in 2011 after ABC presenter Robin Roberts asked questions about his felony.