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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    1916
    Let's all hate on Ted Nugent.
    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
    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
    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
    Luke-LikeICare
    Somewhat a rant...
    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...
    bobmarley_fan
    Sorry Michael Richards trumps them all. His racist rant was the first thing I thought of.
    bobmarley_fan
    And then the funny response from Dave Chappelle about "Kramer"
    AndreSwizRock
    Anything Axl Rose said on the Use Your Illusion tour..
    N3WW4V3N1NJ4
    Steel panthers Katy perry thing
    MyCool_Lewis
    That has nothing to do with Ted Nugent.
    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)
    westley23j
    we aint talkin' 'bout a game, we talkin' 'bout practice...
    Floyd Phoenix
    Sorry for the poor quality
    Thrash Addict
    Starts at 7:37
    necrosis1193
    Gotta be Kanye interrupting Taylor Swift.
    mhanrahan42
    Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day's I Heart Radio rant. Also, I forget where this was but there was one Foo Fighters concert wher Dave Grohl started flippin' out on the drummer.
    12191
    Axl Rose in 'Get in the Ring' having a go at all the magazine publishers and owners
    Iaraeluun
    I'm surprised to see no-one else posted this!
    Pearlvana589
    Mike Love (Beach Boys) - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Speech 1988 ranting about The Beatles, Yoko Ono, Diana Ross, Mick Jagger, Woody Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen, and Billy Joel.
    Pearlvana589
    godking69
    Can't believe nobody has upvoted this one. Mike Love had one of the best rants of all time. OF ALL TIME.
    ThatKnaveThing
    Eddie Vedder's 'quarter' rant.
    midwestisbest7
    you cant tell me bill hicks isn't a rockstar.
    smouch3
    Sixxstarr
    I was gonna say axl rose but he just throws tantrums like a 3 year old
    Smurfman256
    Do Alex Lifeson's Stream of Consciousness rants count?
    third(-)eye
    Josh Homme cocksmoker rant.
    Paps992
    Only one answer:
    metalmaniac90
    I think Axl is the king of onstage rants....
    Vic Vega
    Jim Morrison and his "petition the Lord with prayer" rant off of the Alive She Cried live album I believe
    mradubz33
    I've got 1 word - killerwhaletank Starts at 1:53
    MrAdrift
    Robb Flynn's rant on how the music industry has sucked the life out of creativity
    hellawaits81
    Any Johnny Rotten interview
    Wicer
    Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan
    flaphead325
    Dee Snider on PMRC (Tipper Gore)
    travis.ross.43
    No mention of Gene Simmons?
    cfhdomination
    I'd like to nominate Doyle Hargraves:
    Guns N' Chains
    Already been said, but there are countless Axl Rants out there. Either one fits the bill.
    mrsuns10
    From my favorite football team:
    mop10893
    Billy Joe Armstrong's "one ****ing minute" rant.
    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.
    thebloodymusic
    Have you all forgotten Yngwie? Time to "Unleash the Focking Fury", then... http://www.fistfulofdave.com/yngwies-inf...
    cfhdomination
    I'd like to nominate Doyle Hargraves:
    GenerationKILL
    Not really a "rant" but if you're looking for a statement Sinead O'Connor ripping up the Pope's picture on SNL caused a lot of shit. Not to mention ruined her career.
    econassist
    well another one by Axl..
    lucas_eddie
    Bruce Dickinson has had a few good rants. Like at download 2007
    BadBikaDamo
    Roger Waters at Montreal, about 50 seconds in,
    Shackler
    AXL ROSE (1992,2002,2006,2010,2011). So many great rants
    milospf88
    Axl Rose on RHCP, or Axl Rose on Nirvana, or Axl Rose on black people...you name it
    8OUDR3AU
    Dee Snider vs the Supreme Court!!! Epic!
    diablo9333
    It's a little hard to pick an Axl rant but I choose this one:
    HAILGWAR
    The whole video is awesome, but at 1:44 has a pretty funny rant. Oh, Oderus. How we miss you.
    smitty5313
    Mike Love's rock and roll hall of fame speech.
    6-String_Madman
    HE FOCKIN LEFT THE BAND!!!! Period!! Exclamation point!!
    TwisterAce
    Maynard James Keenan from Tool ranting about Morrissey:
    Allysonb7001
    ted nugent.
    tonello
    Les Claypool yells at an audience member for throwing mud during My Name is Mud.
    maidenfan1993
    Bruce's rants are always amazing, but this one holds a special place as it was my first concert ever.
    maidenfan1993
    Bruce's rants are always amazing, but this one holds a special place as it was my first concert ever.
    maidenfan1993
    Bruce's rants are always amazing, but this one holds a special place as it was my first concert ever.
    robert.cooze.9
    Pretty much any thing by John Lydon this performance is pretty tame.
    robert.cooze.9
    Or this 1985 version with the cabaret band Public Image Ltd Religion 1985 Tokyo anarchy movie
    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.
    mister-duck
    Billie Joe Armstrong : "I'm not ****ing Justin Bieber you mother****ers"