Dave Mustaine Chimes In On Concert Trend Of People Throwing Stuff To Artists

Dave Mustaine Chimes In On Concert Trend Of People Throwing Stuff To Artists | Society Of Rock Videos

Dave Mustaine from Megadeth has shared his thoughts on concerning behaviors recently happening at live music shows, where younger audiences are throwing objects at artists in an attempt to get their attention.

Mustaine mentioned in an interview that if the audience isn’t enjoying the performance, they might resort to throwing things. He noted that if artists put on a great show, this behavior is less likely to happen. He advised artists not to act entitled and demanded that the audience not throw objects.

Several well-known musicians, such as Bebe Rexha and Kelsea Ballerini, have been hit by objects thrown from the crowd during their performances. This has caused harm and raised concerns about assault and potential legal consequences for those responsible.

Mustaine also humorously mentioned:

“I don’t have to worry about it. Plus my eyesight is that bad, I probably won’t see anything flying through the air until it’s too late.”

When Fans’ Throwing Behavior Goes Too Far

It can also be recalled an incident involving Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister of Motörhead, who was hit by a razor blade thrown from the audience during a concert in Yugoslavia in 1989. This incident led Lemmy to speak out against such behavior on the Bailey Brothers TV show. He said:

“I nearly lost my hand, you understand me? If I lose my hand, my life is over. You realize that? I’d have to shoot myself because I can’t stand it. I’m not going to put up with people throwing things out of the audience any more… This is never going to happen to me again.”

According to reports, Motörhead had to end their 1991 Brisbane, Australia performance early due to cans being hurled into the stage.

Foreigner’s Kelly Hansen and pop superstar Adele also expressed their concerns about fans throwing objects at performers. Hansen explained the danger of not being able to see the objects due to stage lighting, and Adele firmly criticized this behavior during her Las Vegas show.

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