As Deep Purple says - Rock N' Roll ain't noise pollution!
Concerts are the most popular form of entertainment because of the adrenaline pumping experience one gets by watching artists display their passion with their instruments. Whether it's rock, heavy metal or even jazz, each has its own beauty and in the cases of these concerts - an overwhelming response. Metallica, Iron Maiden, Beatles, Santana and more, the endless number of musical marvels cannot be contained in a mere list of 15. However, these are some of the craziest experiences of musicians as well as the audience!
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This concert was known to break all records of that era. About 55,000 people attended the concert. Members of the band even complained that the audience was so loud they couldn't hear themselves play!
The most memorable performance indeed - Hendrix dared to pull a stage stunt. After making an unpredictable version of "wild things" Hendrix resorted to pouring lighter fluid on his guitar, setting it on fire, smashing it on stage and throwing its remnants on the audience.
Known as "3 days of peace and music" it was listed by the Rolling Stone as one of the "50 moments that changed the history of rock and roll". A long list of 32 artists performed to a crowd of 400,000 youngsters.
This event is best known for a lot of violence - the death of a fan due to being driven off by the ushers on approaching the stage repeatedly along with three other accidental deaths. However, even through the violence this was rated one of the best performances!
The Russians surely knew how to make a concert a huge success. With an attendance of over 500,000 to 2 million people thriving to Metallica's music - opening with none other than the song "Enter Sandman" it deserves to be rated as one of the best performances of all time!
So this is the 70's we're talking about...this concert was a revolution in terms of special effects like dry ice, laser effects, backdrop mirrors and fireworks. Also the dressing sense of all the members took a sharp turn and became flamboyant as we truly remember them!
A free benefit concert recorded like in 1981, it had over 500,000 members as an audience. "The Sound of Silence" was one of the most popular classics that was performed.
Another record breaking concert. This went on for nearly 4 hours and 6 minutes, being a 33 song concert. And let's not forget, he is 65 years old!
This was basically a major hit due to it's structural ingenuity. U2 performed at different stadiums all over equipping the audience with the ability to surround the stage. The structure was known as the "claw" which was constructed above the stage along with the sound system and a gigantic screen.
This concert was best known for bringing together Pearl Jam and Robert Plant - making it one of the most high profile concerts with ticket pricing starting at $1000
This was fourth highest grossing concert tour of all time with grossing $441.1 million.
this concert introduced a lot of special effects - including two custom designed airships. It went on to become the highest grossing tour in the history of rock concerts.
This was best known as a commercially successful tour selling more than 500,000 tickets.
Frankly this is a little bit of cheating because this isn't a concert per se. It was a show aired in front of a live audience nonetheless and was a huge success. Tragically, the release of this show was followed by the death of Kurt Cobain on April 5th, 1994.
This was turned into a double live album and first DVD release due to a thundering response of 250,000 people at the audience and more than 1 billion on TV, this surely deserves to be on the list!