Using the throne of James Brown could have got you a bullet

In 1988, James Brown stormed into an insurance company next to his office in Augusta, Ga. and pulled a shotgun on employees for allegedly using his toilet. Brown reportedly had been high on PCP when the incident happened. He then led police on a car chase from the scene before being arrested and serving three years at South Carolina’s State Park Correctional Center.

 

Do go into the light Nikki

On Dec. 23, 1987 in Hollywood, Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx was declared dead for two minutes after a near-fatal injection of heroin. In his autobiography, Sixx recalled how a girlfriend of Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash frantically gave the rocker mouth-to-mouth until paramedics arrived. Sixx was transported to a local hospital and released the next day. He admittedly began shooting up again “almost immediately.”

 

Keith Moon Makes a Splash

The destructive antics of drummer Keith Moon reportedly got The Who banned from every single Holiday Inn in the world. On his 21st birthday in 1967, Moon was said to have driven a Rolls Royce into the swimming pool of a Michigan Holiday Inn.

Plaster Caster

Though not a rock star, Cynthia Albritton — a.k.a. Cynthia Plaster Caster — has gotten closer to them than almost anyone else. This Chicago artist and self-proclaimed “recovering groupie” is responsible for creating plaster molds of the penises of more than 50 rock stars since the 1960s.

By all accounts, Jimi Hendrix was Cynthia Plaster Caster’s first subject. She met with him in Chicago in 1968 and has said that he was extremely easy to work with and her favorite of all her subjects.

In the Midnight Hour they Cried ….OMG

Billy Idol in his own words…

” I am hopelessly divided between the dark and the good, the rebel and the saint, the sex maniac and the monk, the poet and the priest, the demagogue and the populist. I feel the pull of emotions when these characters appear in my actions. I can justify all of it to myself, but inside, where it really matters, the fullness and the void struggle to assert one another… this schism has enabled a birth of musical notes that fly on the wind, blaring in my mind.”

Billy Idol spent three weeks hosting raucous parties in his Oriental Hotel penthouse in 1989. The “Rebel Yell” rocker was charged $149,000 by the Thailand establishment for room fees and damages. Idol ignored hotel management and refused to vacate the room. Idol had to be forcibly removed by the military, being carried out on a stretcher by Thai soldiers after being shot with a tranquilizer dart. yep you read that right…the Military had to shoot him with tranquilizer darts and forcibly remove him. Could you imagine if social media was as big as it is now back then. Wow!

I wish we had pics of what it looked like then but…to give you an idea of what the hotel room looks like now. Here are a couple snaps of the Bedroom and the living room.

 

 

 

 

Rocks Craziest Stories: Bring On the Crazy…Train?

While on tour with Mötley Crüe in 1984, Ozzy Osbourne reportedly snorted a line of live ants after being unable to find any cocaine. Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx witnessed the inhaling of innocent insects while Osbourne has gone on record as stating that he has zero recollection of the incident.

The story starts on a sunny afternoon at a Florida resort/hotel where Ozzy and the Crüe had stopped on tour. Ozzy is wearing a dress that he’d stolen from the purse of an elderly woman (due to some other antics in the bar). The Ozzy/Crüe entourage is hanging by the pool when they run out of cocaine. When Nikki Sixx tells Ozzy there’s “no blow” left, Ozzy insists to be handed a straw. In Nikki’s words:

I handed him the straw, and he walked over to a crack in the sidewalk and bent over it. I saw a long column of ants, marching to a little dugout built where the pavement met the dirt. And as I thought, “No, he wouldn’t,” he did. He put the straw to his nose and, with his bare white ass peeking out from under the dress like a sliced honeydew, sent the entire line of ants tickling up his nose with a single, monstrous snort.

He stood up, reared back his head, and concluded with a powerful right nostril sniff that probably sent a stray ant or two dripping down his throat. Then he hiked up the sundress, grabbed his dick, and pissed on the pavement. Without even looking at his growing audience–everyone on the tour was watching him while the old women and families on the pool deck were pretending not to–he knelt down and, getting the dress soggy in the puddle, lapped it up. He didn’t just flick it with his tongue, he took a half-dozen long, lingering, and thorough strokes, like a cat. Then he stood up and, eyes blazing and mouth wet with urine, looked straight at me. “Do that, Sixx!”.

If ‘sex, drugs, and rock and roll’ are the main ingredients of a great rock story, then Mötley Crüe’s oral history The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band has it all.  This jaw-dropping, debaucherous Ozzy Osbourne tale is one of the many reasons that this book landed my list of the best rock and roll books of all time. This scene also appears in vivid detail in Netflix’s film adaptation of The Dirt.

The Ozzy World Takeover Has Begun!

Ozzy Osbourne has returned to his throne. He has the No. 1 rock song in the country this week as his new single “Under The Graveyard” captures the top position on the U.S. Rock Radio chart. This marks his third No. 1 on this chart and his first in 10 years; “Under The Graveyard” is his first new solo music in as many years off of Ozzy‘s forthcoming album, “Ordinary Man”, due out on Epic Records in early 2020.

“Under The Graveyard” has eclipsed 5.4 million streams worldwide and received acclaim. Take a listen below.

“It sounds like Ozzy and, remarkably, Ozzy’s voice can still tear through your soul.” NPR – 11/8/19

“With gothic guitar and a bluesy swing, the song harkens back to classic Ozzy — yet still it feels fresh.” ROLLING STONE – 11/12/19

“He’s been knocked down, but Ozzy Osbourne gets back up again on his first new single in nearly a decade, the thundering “Under the Graveyard.” BILLBOARD – 11/8/19

Ozzy unleashed “Straight To Hell”, the album’s second single, featuring GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Slash. Check that out below. The forthcoming album “Ordinary Man” was recorded in Los Angeles and features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (GUNS N’ ROSES) on bass and Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) on drums. Ozzy had this to say about the new album. “This album was a gift from my higher power — it is proof to me that you should never give up,” Ozzy said. “It all started when Kelly [Osbourne] comes in and says, ‘Do you want to work on a Post Malone song?’ My first thing was, ‘Who the fuck is Post Malone?!’ I went to Andrew‘s [Watt] house and he said we will work really quick. After we finished that song, he said, ‘Would you be interested in starting an album?’ I said ‘that would be fucking great, but now I am thinking I don’t want to be working in a basement studio for six months! And in just a short time, we had the album done. Duff and Chad came in and we would go in and jam during the day and I would go work out the songs in the evenings. I previously had said to Sharon I should be doing an album, but in the back of my mind I was going ‘I haven’t got the fucking strength…’ but Andrew pulled it out of me. I really hope people listen to it and enjoy it, because I put my heart and soul into this album.”

Ozzy also joined Post Malone to perform their record-breaking collaboration “Take What You Want” in front of a sold-out audience at the Forum in Los Angeles (Nove,ber 21) and to a national audience on ABC‘s American Music Awards (November 24).