|THE 50 CRAZIEST POP STARS EVER!
SHOW US YOU’RE NUTS!
You don’t have to be crazy to be a rock star. But let’s just say the world (and this magazine) would be a far less colorful place without these 50 drug-addled, tantrum-throwing, Thorazine-gulping and/or just plain mad music maestros.
BY JANE BUSSMAN, JOHNNY DAVIS, ANDREW HARRISON, STEVE KANDELL, BEN MITCHELL AND MICHAEL ODELL
#3. AXL ROSE
Deranged GN’R singer and topiary fan
CASE HISTORY: Rose developed a loathing for authority as a child after his stepfather hit him for singing along to Barry Manilow’s “Mandy.” Despite achieving global rock hegemony with 1987's Appetite for Destruction, all was not well in this redneck intellectual’s jungle: He claimed Courtney Love tried to possess him at 1993's MTV awards, and he’s still working on the follow-up to GN’R’s album of punk covers, The Spaghetti Incident?, which was released 10 years ago.
CRAZIEST MOMENT: After marrying Erin Everly in 1990, Rose bought a house in the Hollywood Hills and had two topiary elephants delivered by helicopter. The couple never moved into the property.
HE’S SO CRAZY: “I’m trying to have a happy life here - why do I keep getting in my own way with it? What’s going on here?”
02. BRIAN WILSON
01. MICHAEL JACKSON
CNN.com has a story on the Greatest Hits lawsuit which you can read here.
The same story was also printed in the Ottawa Sun newspaper on Match 17th.
The Greatest Hits album got one out of five in today's edition of Sweden's Aftonbladet newspaper.
The reviewer didn't like the song selection, the fact it has no unreleased material, the absence of a presentation of the band in the linernotes.....