Ten Pre-Kanye Stage Rushes

West even makes the list with a pre-Taylor Swift intrusion
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2009 1:25 PM CDT

Kanye West is only the latest celebrity to invade the stage and rain on someone else’s parade. The Daily Mirror runs down 10 other notable moments, from funny to tragic:

  1. Keith Richards: Famously guitar-chopped a fan who rushed the stage.
  2. Noel Gallagher: On-stage shove left him with three broken ribs.
  3. Robbie Williams: Actually got pushed off the stage in 2001.

  1. Ian Brown: After being arrested for assault during a San Francisco show in 2005, was dragged from the stage by a crowd surfer in 2008 and took 10 stitches for a head wound.
  2. Dimebag Darrell: Shot and killed, along with three others, during an Ohio gig in 2005.
  3. Iggy Pop: More than 100 fans joined him onstage at Glastonbury in 2007.
  4. Pete Doherty: Last year’s gig at the Royal Albert Hall descended into chaos when fans rushed the stage en masse.
  5. 50 Cent: Pelted with deck chairs at the 2006 Reading Festival, and a fan stole his bling in Angola.
  6. Michael Jackson: Jarvis Cocker bum-rushed the stage to protest Jackson’s performance at the Brit Awards in 2006.
  7. Kanye West: Invaded the stage—sound familiar?—at this year’s MTV EMA Awards, where he complained about not winning the award for best video.
(More Kanye West stories.)

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