Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want. Some have gotten A LOT of experience. 10 of the worst decisions in rock’s history… some have been outright EPIC for their disastrous consequences. Entire books have been dedicated to rock stars doing dumb things. What are the top ones that come to mind? For me, I’d say Pink Floyd‘s free concert that became known as “The Rape of Venice,” Keith Moon dressing up as Hitler to go into Jewish bakeries, and whatever transpired with Led Zeppelin and the notorious “Red Snapper” incident. AND THIS! ELO firing their string section, my God… it’s the “O” in your name. Why would you do that?
Rolling Stone recently put together a list of the “50 Worst Decisions in Music History.” Here are some of my favorite high… or rather lowlights of the list.