10 Times Metal Frontmen Lashed Out at Fans

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If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you may have noticed that at certain pop concerts, there have been some unruly fans causing a bunch of bullshit.

For example, during a recent Bebe Rexha show, the pop star was pelted in the face by a cell phone. Other artists have also had similar crap like this pulled on them.

Wild stuff can also go down at heavy metal and rock concerts, but when it comes to rockers, there’s a decent chance you’ll see singers and musicians go off on rude fans. With that in mind, we combed the interwebs and found footage of 10 instances where metal and rock frontmen went off on unruly fans.

Dave Mustaine unloads insults on fan

Throughout his career, the Megadeth frontman has gone off on a plethora of fans. In this particular case, one individual really got under his skin, so in the most “chill” manner, Dave Mustaine unleashed a bombardment of insulting comments upon the fan.

Corey Taylor tosses a fan’s mask into the crowd

One time to not ask an artist for an autograph is in the midst of a band’s performance. One fan tried to get Corey Taylor to sign a mask for them in the middle of a Slipknot show – so Taylor took that mask and tossed it away from the fan.

Bruce Dickinson goes off on fans lighting flares in crowd

We’ve heard of flashlights and laser pointers being pulled out during shows, but flares? During a past Iron Maiden concert, Bruce Dickinson tore into fans who started lighting flares in the crowd.

David Draiman doesn’t like that this guy is playing video games during a Disturbed show

It’s one thing to pull your cell phone out there and then at a concert, but to be practically in front of a stage and playing video games on your phone – why are you even at a metal show? David Draiman came across such a fan many years ago and called them out big time.

Dave Grohl flips out at a dude starting a fight during a Foo Fighters concert

According to Dave Grohl, when you attend a Foo Fighters show, you do not fucking fight. During a past incident at an iTunes Festival, Grohl stopped a performance to call out an aggressive fan who was trying to start a fight.

Axl Rose dives into the crowd and starts fighting a fan

As one of the most intense interactions to take place between a heavy metal icon and a fan, during a past Guns N’ Roses show, Axl Rose dove into a live audience and started fighting a fan. After the fight concluded, Rose stormed away.

Rob Zombie can’t get over how some folks stare at their phones during a rock show

Another entry in the metal frontmen vs. cell phones saga is when Rob Zombie walked off stage because some dude was chilling on his phone. Per the shock-rocker, he’s in awe that folks would rather hang out on their phones than be present at a rock concert.

Vince Neil tries to punch a fan

Vince Neil, truly one of the classiest guys in heavy metal history, once tried to take a swipe at a fan and hilariously missed. Per the footage, it’s tough to tell what this fan actually did to piss off Neil, but after missing the person by a mile, the vocalist goes right back to his performance.

A fan tries to take Fred Durst‘s hat and the Limp Bizkit frontman is not having it

At some point during a past Limp Bizkit concert, a fan who had been invited onstage thought it would be okay to take Fred Durst’s hat; this proved to absolutely not be okay cool with the frontman, who in turn shoved the fan off him.

Kurt Cobain shames a fan who tried to touch another fan inappropriately

During a performance, Kurt Cobain notices something off in the crowd; he puts down his guitar, gets into the crowd, and yells at someone. When he returns to the microphone he reveals that there was someone trying to “cop a feel” without consent. The rest of the band then chimes in and starts berating the individual in front of the crowd.