Everything always has to be bigger in Texas. When you're performing at Austin City Limits, you can't just fill up the side stage your lame friends. The Black Lips obviously get this, so they called up Ryan Gosling to hang on stage left.
Okay, so maybe he was actually just there shooting a new Terrence Malick directed film with Rooney Mara, but it is way more fun to think he's just buddies with the Lips. Somehow that makes it seem like we all have a shot of hanging with the "hey girl" heartthrob.
50 Cent performed his 2003 debut album Get Rich or Die Trying for the first time in its entirety during his set at 2012's SXSW. And that totally would have been enough for us, but then he also brought out Eminem for his performance of "Patiently Waiting." And then again for "Love Me," "Till I Collapse" and "Crack a Bottle." These two are totally BFFs 4 eva.
“Please! Don't throw nothing at us because we don't want to end this early," said Rocky. "We want to have fun. People came to have fun."
But when a second round of bottles flew at the stage, the A$AP mob stormed the crowd and police shut down the party. When we caught up with A$AP, he claimed the whole thing was just moshing misunderstood. Yeah, not sure we're buying that either.
During the 2012 Warped Tour kick-off in Salt Lake City, a lot of teens probably fell in love. But it was one teen romance in particular that took Fuse.tv by storm! 17-year-old Ryan Pettingill commented on our Warped Tour photo gallery in an effort to find "a girl he kissed last night."
And thanks to Fuse, he found her... in our Warped Tour's Best Hair Flair photo gallery. (But of course!) No word on whether or not they're living happily ever after, but hey, the Internet, man.
It’s totally cool to joke about drugs at an EDM festival, right? Turns out it's a bit passé -- especially if you're Madonna. Madge took the stage with Avicii at Ultra Music Festival, shouting, “How many people in this crowd have seen Molly?" The audience cheered her at the time, but not everyone was amused.
German DJ, Paul Van Dyk chastised Madonna as well. "I don't think she was thinking much," Van Dyk said. "The only thing she was probably thinking was, 'I need to connect with a young crowd,' and she made the biggest mistake of her career. Madonna was so stupid to actually call out drug abuse in front of a crowd of 18-year-olds. This is not what our music is about. It's really counterproductive."
And then the internet lost its sh-t when Rihanna was pictured rolling some, let’s just say, non-tobacco product on her bodyguard’s head. According to Billboard, MTV tweeted, "Yikes. @Rihanna's marijuana photos from Coachella spark controversy," to which Rihanna gracefully responded,
Nearly a month after revealing he had a past romantic relationship with a man, Frank Ocean took the stage at Lollapalooza to express his sincere gratitude to his fans for showing him such overwhelming support.
About Channel Orange ballad "Bad Religion," Frank said, "This next song I'm gonna play is pretty important to me for some of the things I've said in the past month..." The audience applauded as Frank concluded, "Just taking some freedom for myself has taken the fear away. I'm grateful for that love."
Some called it punk rock, others called it a tantrum. But now we can all be sure that Billy Joe Armstrong is in fact NOT Justin Bieber. At IHeartRadio festival, the Green Day frontman went on a rant of righteous indignation when the festival cut their set time short by 20 minutes.
"I'm not f--king Justin Bieber, you motherf---kers. You've got to be f--king joking. I got one minute. One minute left. Now I got nothing left. Let me show you what one f--king minute f--king means."
And if you're a rock star, one minute means bashing the sh-t out of your guitar and storming off stage.
Billie Joe entered rehab shortly after this event, so we're guessing his meltdown was provoked by more than just a short set.
Surprise guest appearances are the new norm at festivals, some more memorable than others. But this year (and maybe this decade) the most unforgettable festival guest was Tupac, appearing via hologram. At Coachella, he rapped alongside Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, bringing an eerie, yet thrilling vibe to the massive crowd.
The internet was quick to immortalize the moment in perfect meme fashion:
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