Wednesday Question: Most Epic Rant

Name a rant that made rock history.

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If there's something to stir up the sleeping rock community, it's a nicely packed rockstar rant.

And the more successful a rockstar is, the better. The number of topics to cover is enormous, whether it's touchy social subjects, fellow musicians, politics or a whole lot more. So to make it official, this week's Wednesday Question is:

What is the most epic rockstar rant?

We'd like you to focus on rock musicians only and not drift too far away from the guitar-driven realm. So try to look back a bit and think of the juiciest bluster you ever heard.

Same rules as always apply - only one suggestion per comment, vote up the ideas you support and vote down the ones you dislike. We'll sum up your votes by Friday and bring you another traditional UG Top 10. Give us the rants!

P.S.: BTW, the Rant Guy (on the pic) is back.

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    Eissari
    Sebo
    I got the feeling that the video would be 5 minutes long if they left all the curse words in it.
    Quicksand15
    Also worth a mention (even though there is brilliant electronic music out there...) - Henry Rollins
    matteo cubano
    markyj666
    For me it has to be
    henrihell
    damn those feedbacks are terrible. The first thing I learned at engineering school is that if there's feedback during show, you haven't done a good job...
    jamie.hancox
    Eddie Vedder needs to be up there, doesnt matter which particular rant goes up... there are too many to count!! I was at Milton Keynes last month, so if youre gonna pick one, its gotta be this Warrr HUH... What is it good fo'?!!
    Rockeagle540
    Hands Down
    Guns N' Chains
    I don't really care for Green Day or Billie Joe Armstrong, but nothing but respect for that one even though he may not have been of mind at that point. Didn't he go to rehab shortly after?
    N@trium
    Aaron Lewis' rant about molesting crowd surfers at Rockfest this year. Definitely on his side with this one.
    calvin.snape
    Zakk Wylde kicking off cause the support band played for too long. Cause let's face it, who would stand up to Zakk?
    DJL1994
    i ****ing love this, since the first time i saw it, class.were getting... into a caaaab.....! and elvis's have left the ****ing building.Once again we're getting cnuted*!
    randomhero65
    This one always made me laugh.
    tomp19
    josh homme makes himself look like a dick doing this, tells the guy to come up and fight then throws something at him and gets his guards to take him away, if you say you're gonna fight someone, do it.
    Cookie93
    Waiting for this as soon as I saw the question. As much as I love it, he does get rather homophobic (which I realise he has apologised for, and doesn't get anywhere near as stupid/ignorant as a Mustaine/Nugent rant)
    alex720
    Don't know if this qualifies as a "stage" rant, but this is pretty funny to watch
    matteo cubano
    for a minute i thought "Wow, Corey lost a lot of weight since then". But then I realized it was because his neck is the only part of him visible in the baggy body suit and mask
    paulyg
    Sorry this isn't music related, but this is pretty funny!
    matteo cubano
    this is awesome cuz i know a million people like that who I want to say all of this to. except I love catcher in the rye.
    matteo cubano
    starting at the deep guy part that is…i don't know a bunch of people who shit on yards of people who keep them as pets
    siamesedream777
    When Blaze Bailey was the singer of Iron Maiden, that video playing the trooper live in CHile, where someone spit at Blze or Steve ( i really dont know what really happened) but Blazy and Steve stare furious at the guy who did that in the crowd the whole rest of the song. And at the end they point at him and ask to throw the **** out of him.
    Downfault
    Apparently from what I heard is the dude was moshing and hurting people in the crowd, particularily a little girl, and it upset Steve and Blaze.
    Rdeyahlxp
    I DIDN'T COME FUCKING ALL THE WAY BACK TO FUCKING ENGLAND TO BE TOLD TO GO BACK FUCKING HOME BY SOME FUCKING ASSHOLE.
    TDStew04
    phil anselmo
    qrEE
    While he does seem to have some racist tones to him from other videos, this rant right here I think was pretty good -
    Eissari
    There are lots of good rants by Phil. Sadly hard to find them for link because they are mostly on some longer video.
    1916
    Let's all hate on Ted Nugent.
    Luke-LikeICare
    Somewhat a rant...
    AndreSwizRock
    Anything Axl Rose said on the Use Your Illusion tour..
    Manovvar
    lol, loved his vids/rants. this one is one of my faves haha. the vid that would be considered "rant" the most from him would be the one where he rips on the grammies and dave grohl lol. (tried posting it, but was blocked from display on this site...zzz)
    bobmarley_fan
    Sorry Michael Richards trumps them all. His racist rant was the first thing I thought of.
    tric565
    Its probably too late for this now but this was always my favourite and probably more suitable for the question. Skip ahead to about 1 minute 5 seconds. I crack up when he brings up Dave Grohl. GWAR RAILS AGAINST DAVE GROHL, GRAMMY EXCESS
    tric565
    I think I ****ed up the post...
    ZPinkZeppelinS
    I think this is a good one
    K33nbl4d3
    I know pop punk doesn't have a great rep or whatever but I gotta say that was pretty fuсkin rock n roll.
    pjn7000
    Dave Grohl at iTunes festival
    Everlong729
    Why the **** would this guy fight during Skin and Bones.. Of all the foo songs, why this one? Its like moshing to Big Me, makes no sense
    westley23j
    we aint talkin' 'bout a game, we talkin' 'bout practice...
    cyclonus
    Take it everyone's going to be tagging their suggestion as a reply to the top comment as always in order to get noticed easier rather than posting underneath
    metallideth88
    QOTSA - Songs for the Deaf!!
    Floyd Phoenix
    Sorry for the poor quality
    metallideth88
    Ted Nugent. Every week
    pjn7000
    Dave Grohl at iTunes festival
    metallideth88
    St. Anger is a pretty epic rant
    leighfuge32
    Why has no one mentioned Malmsteens "YOU'VE UNLEASHED THE FUCKIN' FURY" rant? That easily has to win this poll
    leighfuge32
    Why has no one mentioned Malmsteens "YOU'VE UNLEASHED THE FUCKIN' FURY" rant? That easily has to win this poll
    Thrash Addict
    Starts at 7:37
    third(-)eye
    Josh Homme cocksmoker rant.
    pillarocka
    gotta give it to Billie Joe with the Green Day iHeart Radio event. Even if you hate green day i'm glad he had his rant.
    theendisNYE
    RedLabelRecords
    Jim Morrison - you're all a bunch of Fucking idiots!
    Heideck
    Always fun to watch
    gibsongodsg
    Roger Waters has many epic rants. Choose any of them.
    Cryptikal
    Anything that Dave Mustaine has said really.
    hudsonstradlin
    Zack de la Rocha, Coachella 2007
    iommi600
    Also, Ian Brown wiping his arse with an English flag, if it counts... http://metro.co.uk/2012/06/21/stone-rose...
    icanhasgodmode
    Pearlvana589
    godking69
    Can't believe nobody has upvoted this one. Mike Love had one of the best rants of all time. OF ALL TIME.
    metalmaniac90
    I think Axl is the king of onstage rants....
    kevinmca
    The time Mingus destroyed a $20,000 bass on stage because a guy was talking during his set
    Shackler
    AXL ROSE (1992,2002,2006,2010,2011). So many great rants
    breadfan82
    Guns N' Chains
    Also just to give a different one that I don't believe has already been said. Fast Forward to about 3:35.
    BadBikaDamo
    Roger Waters at Montreal, about 50 seconds in,