Steve Williams When you're one of the biggest, wildest bands in music, you need transport to match. It doesn't matter how many meat catapults or flaming codpieces you own; your fans will turn against you if they see you roll up to a gig driving a bombed-out Astro van. Or at least that's the thought process that led to the birth of the Starship: In among the shag pile carpeting and acres of leopard print, its precious cargo could enjoy a drink at the foot-long bar, discuss matters of the day in the drawing room complete with fake fireplace , watch movies using the built-in cinema system, and play the massive organ.
The interior was so relentlessly tacky that Mick Jagger literally gasped when he first saw it, and Mick Jagger generally gasps only when he sees himself in a mirror. He's like if Benjamin Button was born old but stayed that way forever. Continue Reading Below Advertisement And, just in case you were wondering whether the infamously debauched guests of the Starship felt the need to rein in their behavior while soaring through the lawless sky, the answer is no, of course they didn't.
Only a few details have emerged regarding the depravity that went on aboard, presumably because history isn't yet prepared to hear the full details. For starters, the Allman Brothers climbed aboard to find "Welcome Allman Brothers" written on Starship's bar in cocaine. One unnamed record executive wandered around the plane, waving a handgun for no apparent reason.
There was a system in place to smuggle drugs aboard the plane wrapped in dirty clothes, in order to fool police sniffer dogs. And Robert Plant considers getting a blowjob during a powerful bout of turbulence as one of his favorite Starship memories.
Without question, that airplane is haunted by the ghosts of thousands of unborn children. And their hair was responsible for at least 90 percent of the hole in the ozone. Unfortunately, because opiate fans aren't renowned for their measuring skills, Nikki ended up overdosing and dying in Slash's shower.
All things considered, this is the closest thing to a hero's death that Nikki Sixx could hope for. Continue Reading Below Advertisement Except, as the world would come to learn, Nikki Sixx cannot be destroyed by heroin. He was revived after two minutes of clinical death by two shots of adrenaline stabbed directly into his fucking heart.
Ordinarily, this would be followed by a long period of bed rest and some self-reflection. For Nikki Sixx, this meant escaping his ambulance, hitchhiking back home, and shooting up more heroin. And while we're on the subject of Slash Fortunately, Slash had the answer: Using the proceeds from a hard career of standing on stage and playing guitar while dressed as someone's mad aunt, Slash turned his mansion into the Reptile Room. As one interviewer discovered , there were cages in the walls, cages on the stairway landing, and a cage containing a foot-long python underneath the stairs.
There was even a room that was specially converted into a python house containing water features, tiling, and greenery. Yes, even the pets of rock stars live better than most college students. Reptile Magazine And when they don't eat for a month , it's on purpose. As Slash recounted, while he and Axl were living together, Axl awoke one night to find a reticulated python staring at his head and, presumably, deciding whether or not it wanted to remove Axl's headband before swallowing his head.
After an hour of watching Axl's pile of fear-poop grow to ceiling height, Slash locked the snake away. Geffen Records "My serpentine's bigger than yours. Continue Reading Below Advertisement Step 1: Passionately scream the names of your favorite snakes.
However, although he has spent the majority of his career eye-banging your mother from his album covers, during his heyday he was up to his finely feathered hair in a hardcore cocaine addiction. However, unlike his fellow rock stars, Rod Stewart chose to shove his cocaine straight up his asshole.
Continue Reading Below Advertisement In order to protect his nose from the harmful effects of snorting cocaine , Stewart and his pal Ronnie Wood would regularly buy anti-cold capsules and replace the medicine inside with a snifter of cocaine, then cram the capsules up their million-dollar buttholes and fucking party. The nighttime sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head, fever, so you can bug out and tweak for a week medicine.