You probably know how most of the rock musicians are. Almost all of them look weird and also do some of the weirdest things. This is often rooted in the very nature of rock and its sub-genres. All the bands are mostly of a rebellious nature. They do not conform to the conventional rules laid down by the society. If you go back to the origins of rock music, you’ll see that it started in a big way in the 1960s.
This was the time when people, especially the younger generation, had started questioning the social rules and dogmas. Rock music became the symbol of rebelliousness and non-conformity. So, by now, you might’ve got a little background about rock music and rock stars. Now, let’s look at some of the weirdest things that the rock musicians have done:
1. Decapitating a bat?
Ozzy Osbourne is one of the most popular stars from the world of rock music. He is known for his crazy behavior, both in public and private. This ultimate ‘madman’ lived the kind of life that would’ve killed the strongest of men.
Scientists who got his blood tested discovered that decades of drug and alcohol intake had altered his DNA. They couldn’t believe that he lived this long with all the substance abuse. Once he bit off the head of a bat while performing on stage. He had no idea that the bat was real!
2. That sneaky act
The British actress Cleo Rocos mentioned something really unbelievable in her memoir. Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the rock band ‘Queen’, had once dressed Princess Diana in drag. He, with the help of Cleo, sneaked the princess into Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London’s iconic gay bar.
To make the princess unrecognizable, they made her wear an army jacket, a leather cap, and dark aviator sunglasses. Then, after enjoying a couple of drinks and having some fun, Princess Diana was dropped back home. No one at the palace ever knew about this.
3. Save me from The Predator!
Remember Slash, the lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses? Well, he’s been alright ever since he moved away from his drug abuse. However, there was a time when he used to buy lots of heroin and cocaine using his advance paycheck. Back in the early 1990s, he did something really weird while he was high on drugs.
He was convinced that a monster was chasing him with weapons. According to him, the monster looked like the alien from the movie, The Predator. He ran completely naked through a golf resort in Arizona. He even smashed a glass door and used a maid as shield before hiding behind a lawnmower!
4. An anti-aging act?
All members of ‘The Rolling Stones’ have some crazy stories to tell, which involve drugs and groupies. Among all such stories, nothing can beat what Keith Richards did. It became one of the most insane stories in the history of Rock ‘N’ Roll. He is the co-founder, guitarist, songwriter, and secondary vocalist of the band.
He had once admitted that he snorted and smoked his own father’s ashes! Now, people really wonder whether it was his formula for anti-aging. No one’s quite sure about it, but we all know that he’s still alive and kicking.