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10 Infamous Onstage Lunatics

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In this Loud List video, we explore 10 of the most maniacal, out-of-control onstage lunatics from the worlds of rock and metal.

Who doesn’t want to watch a seemingly insane musician completely lose their mind onstage? It’s part of what keeps rock and roll dangerous despite the dissolution of the genre in popular culture. You may not see a rock or metal video on MTV anymore, but head to a concert and you may witness a performance unlike any other.

These celebrated onstage lunatics include Slipknot‘s Sid Wilson, who will tear a venue apart and dive from any height; Maynard James Keenan, who specializes in delivering beautifully complex music while making large groups uncomfortable; Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato, who will cut himself open and breathe fire; along with many others.

Of course, we can’t talk lunatics without getting into black metal. Some take their message beyond the stage with church burnings and violence, but during a show frontmen like Shining‘s Niklas Kvarforth and former Mayhem vocalist Maniac will bring a taste of that evil to awestruck audiences.

Check out these 10 Infamous Onstage Lunatics in the video above! Also, be sure to watch more Loud Lists embedded below.

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