Fisticuffs, Cricket Bat Attacks And 10 Bands That Came To Blows To Settle Their Differences

Since Elvis Presley sneered not to mess with his “Blue Suede Shoes,” fighting and rock n’ roll have gone together like whiskey and a beer chaser. The music’s natural tendency towards rebellion and bravado demand almost make it mandatory. Some bands are known for feuding with other musicians, some for getting into fisticuffs with audience members and then there are those who take inter-band squabbles into the physical arena and settling their differences, artistic or otherwise, with their mitts.

From The Who to Slipknot, boys will be boys and let their fists do the talking. Though it’s not just boys who do it, as the violent implosion of girl-group Danity Kane shows us. Check out 10 bands that came to blows and hear them talk about what happened and see the fight recaps in the videos below.
The Who
The ‘Orrible ‘Ho were known for inter-band punch ups in their early days, usually at the hand of macho man lead singer Roger  Daltrey. This almost led to his ouster from the group but he agreed not to beat on the band anymore until that time a drunken Pete Townshend attacked him with his guitar as he tells Howard Stern in the video above.
Marilyn Manson Vs. John 5
Since the guitarist left his band, Marilyn Manson has made no secret of his dislike of the twisted Telecaster virtuoso. Perhaps moments like this altercation as a result of MM accidentally kicking 5 in the head are part of the reason the guitarist left for greener pastures. Assuming you think Rob Zombie is a greener pasture.

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