Musicians do the craziest things – which often land them in prison. We’re taking a look back at some of the most embarrassing, druggiest and ridiculous arrests in music, starting with the Starman and friends. Following a 1976 gig, David Bowie, along with Iggy Pop and two others, was arrested in upstate New York for possession of marijuana.
In 1968, The Beatles’ John Lennon was arrested and hit with a £150 fine after police raided his London flat and found a quantity of cannabis resin. The following year, George Harrison’s home was raided while he was attending Sir Paul McCartney’s wedding to first wife Linda. He too was later arrested and fined.
In 1999, Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee was arrested in North Carolina after starting a riot (back in 1997 during a gig at Greensboro Coliseum). His bandmade Nikki Sixx was also said to have made some racist comments to a security guard. The pair also allegedly poured a beer over the security guard’s head.