We get it. There are some pressures of rockstardom that no mere mortal should ever have to endure. But for some, it goes beyond the typical frustration of playing the same songs night after night, brutal scrutiny from the press, copious amounts of drugs, and road fatigue. Take the volatile combination of deep-seeded personal turmoil and a little prodding from the crowd or show producers and all the sudden, you're Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day, firing off F-Bombs and smashing your guitar to pieces. And while his blowup at last weekend's iHeart Radio Music Festival was exactly the kind of violent, unscripted rock-n-roll moment secretly love to see, on stage there is a fine line between having a raw, human outburst and a destructive pity party makes you look like a total ass. In celebration of some of music's most emotionally unstable musicians, the Weekly has put together a list of top 10 recent rock star meltdowns that will be forever seared into our memories.
Nate Jackson is the gatekeeper to your dreams of local dive bar stardom. If he writes about you, expect your band to be offered at least one more drink ticket than the rest of the bands on the bill. Get his attention with some groovy tunes and he might just do it. Then, boy will you feel special.