Today's Music History Lesson of the Day is all about how two very different rock front men had something in common. That thing in common? Avoiding arrest. Both Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses and Jim Morrison were notorious for doing crazy ish on stage and both have had warrants for arrest because of that ish.
Back in 1970, Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek dragged singer Jim Morrison off the stage during a gig in Boston after the rocker asked the audience, “Would you like to see my genitals?” Theater management turned off the power, fearing a repeat of an incident from a year earlier when Jim was arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior during a show in Miami.
And Axl Rose is no stranger to avoiding arrest:
In 1992, Axl Rose left town before a Chicago sheriff could arrest him for allegedly starting a riot at a St. Louis Guns N’ Roses show in the summer of 1991. Because the singer fled, the band canceled their gigs in The Windy City and Detroit.
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