|15 heavy-metal fans arrestednews article, 1988, The Bulletin|
Arrests took place at "Monsters of Rock" concert at Los Angeles' Memorial Coliseum, apparently the result of hundreds of fans rushing the stage when Metallica came on.
|15 People Arrested At Last Night's Mötley Crüe Concertnews article, 2011, Blabbermouth.net|
|69 Heavy Metal Fans Cited For Marijuana Possession At Wisconsin Ozzfestnews article, 2007, Blabbermouth.net|
|8 Judas Priest fans arrested after concertnews article, 1984, Ottawa Citizen newspaper|
|* A's hit by heavy-metal sod-bustersnews article, 1997, Chicago Tribune|
After metal concert seeing turf-tossing fans, groundskeepers labored to re-sod Oakland Coliseum outfield in time for MLB game.
|Alice Cooper Throws Live Chickenarchive entry, SickThingsSuk.co.uk|
When a live chicken was thrown on stage Cooper threw it back thinking it could fly, but instead it fell to the floor and the audience tore it apart.
|BBC says sorry to heavy metal fansnews article, by John Plunkett, 2007, guardian.co.uk|
the BBC received complaints for its coverage of Metallica at the Live Earth concert
|Behemoth Found Innocent (Again) In Bible Tearing Incidentnews article, by Zach Shaw, 2011, MetalInsider.net|
After Adam Darski aka Nergal of black metal band Behemoth burned a bible on stage at a concert in Poland in 2007, Darski successfully defended against a lawsuit to which the verdict was appealled and has now successfully defended against the appeal as well.
|Bring Me The Horizon Get Into Another Fight With Rowdy Crowdnews article, by Zach Shaw, 2011, MetalInsider.net|
|Dani Gets The Filth Knocked Out Of Him At Festivalnews article, by Bram Teitelman, 2011, MetalInsider.net|
Cradle of Filth frontman Dani Filth was taken down by security guards during concert.
|Danzig Is No Fun Fun Fun; Gets Unplugged After 45 Minute Delay As Organizers Reveal His Tardinessnews article, 2011, MetalInsider.net|
At Austin, Texas' Fun Fun Fun Fest, Danzig displayed outlandish and immature behavior leading to the concellation of his scheduled performance.
|Explosion In Nightclub Injures 12, 1 Man Criticallynews article, 1995, Orlando Sentinel|
Pyrotechnical display used by spoof metal band malfunctioned and exploded.
|Flying Sheep Head Hits Concertgoer At Mayhem Gig, Band Get Chargednews article, 2003, Blabbermouth.net|
|Heavy-metal music crowds push Tacoma police too farnews article, 1987, The Spokesman-Review|
After a Motley Crue concert in Tacoma, Washington which allegedly saw much drug use, half-naked women, public sex and other acts of delinquency, over 150 police officers signed a petition to their supervisors saying they refuse to work future metal concerts.
|Iron Maiden Pelted With Eggs During Ozzfestnews article, 2005, Blabbermouth.net|
|Iron Maiden Tries to Cool Off Its Fans (continuation on page 4)news article, by Ralph Kisiel, 1987, Toledo Blade|
Following an Iron Maiden concert in New Jersey where a riot broke out, looks at the stereotype of metal as music that breeds violence, and Iron Maiden's message to its fans to refrain from violence at the next concert.
|Iwrestledabearonce vocalist hit with big black sloppy limp dildo on stage and you'll never guess who threw itnews article, by Jason Fisher, 2010, TheGauntlet.com|
TheGauntlet.com staff members Ken Sorceron and Ian Jekelis threw a dildo on stage at Irestledabearonce vocalist Krysta Cameron during a concert; Irestledabearonce is often perceived as an inauthentic metal band.
|James Hetfield Pranks Unsuspecting Security Guardnews article, by Zach Shaw, 2011, MetalInsider.net|
While performing onstage Hetfield taps a security guard on his far shoulder then steps away - the security guard looks puzzled not knowing who touched him (video included).
|Joey Belladonna Gets Tackled By Security Guard Onstagenews article, by Zach Shaw, 2011, MetalInsider.net|
When a fan runs onto the stage Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna apprehends him but both get tackled by a security guard, and then bassist Frank Bello confronts the security guard (video included).
|King Diamond's Melissa Recoverednews article, 2006, American Nihilist Underground Society|
Recounts recovery of a human skull owned by King Diamond until stolen at a Mercyful Fate show in the mid '80s in Holland.
|Man Gets Six Years For Sexual Assault During Ozzfestnews article, 2008, Blabbermouth.net|
|Metallica Frontman Catches Firenews article, 1992, Spinner.ca|
|Mike Patton, Ever The Peeping Tom, Exposes Himself Onstagenews article, by Zach Shaw, 2010, MetalInsider.net|
Faith No More frontman revealed his genitals to a camera man filming on stage.
|Morbid Angel Fans Are 'Too Extreme' For Security At Santiago Concertnews article, 2011, Blabbermouth.net|
Fans overpower security guards during concert in Chile (video included).
|New Evidence Found In Morgan Harrington Casenews article, by Bram Teitelman, 2010, MetalInsider.net|
Harrington went missing in Richmond in October after becoming separated from her friends outside a Metallica concert.
|One dead as US festival turns into 'absolute zoo'news article, 1983, The Montreal Gazette newspaper|
outdoor metal festival in California with over 300,000 people in attendance left 87 people arrested, 287 people treated for injuries and 1 person dead; death reportedly the result of a drug deal gone bad
|Organizers Of Metallica's Show In Gurgaon Arrested Following Cancellationnews article, by Zach Shaw, 2011, MetalInsider.net|
Legal action follows postponment and then cancellation of what would have been Metallica's first ever show in India; tournament organizers accused of poor concert preparation amounting to "cheating people and a breach of trust".
|Osbourne Fan Injured in Irvine Concert Melee Awarded $60,000news article, by E. J. Gong Jr., 1994, Los Angeles Times|
Court ruled Ozzy Osbourne's insurance company must pay $60,000 to man claiming he was trampled after Osbourne invited the crowd to join him onstage during concert in 1992.
|Ozzy Osbourne Bites Head Off Batnews article, 2009, Spinner.ca|
Ozzy mistakes a real bat for a fake rubber one.
|Pit Stories Columnsweekly column, MetalUnderground.com|
Weekly column submitted by bands and fans featuring accounts of experiences in metal mosh pits.
|Riot at concertnews article, 1992, New Straits Times|
Metal fans at a Montreal concert overturned police cars and fought with riot officers
|Second Man Claims To Be Victim Of Marilyn Manson's Crotchnews article, by Joe D'Angelo and Jennifer Vineyard, 2001, MTV.com|
For the second time in four months Manson was accused of rubbing his crotch on a security guard's head, faces $75,000 civil suit and felony fourth-degree sexual conduct and misdemeanor assault and battery charges.
|Security Pepper-Sprays Audience After Fan Sets Bible On Fire at Swedish Black Metal Band Marduk Show in Los Angelesnews article, 2009, TheDailySwarm.com|
|Sound and Fury organizers issue statementletter, by Joey Cahill and Ray Harkins, 2010, Lambgoat.com|
Organizers of the Sound and Fury 2010 metal festival give details about an incident that occurred at the end of the festival when a man's reckless motorcycling requiring police intervention.
|Swedish Black Metal Band Marduk Assaults Fannews article, 2010, TheDailySwarm.com|
Vocalist Daniel Rosten aka Mortuus slammed a fan who unexpectedly mounted the stage during a live performance.
|Swine flu spurs kissing ban at Wacken heavy metal festivalnews article, 2009, TheLocal.de|
|Whitesnake Settles $40,000 Hearing Loss Lawsuitnews article, 2010, SleazeRoxx.com|
Couple claiming 2003 Whitesnake concert caused them long-term hearing loss awarded $40,000 settlement by Massachusetts Appeals Court.
|Women in Extreme Metal, Part 2 - Tearing down sexist social conditioningcolumn, by Sarah Kitteringham, BeatRoute magazine|
Looks at some cases of women band members being assaulted or put down by venue staff because the staff refuse to believe they're part of the band.