There's a reason why rock stars are synonymous with excess in everything — a lot of rock idols really lived that life. Their exploits became the stuff of legend and coroners' reports — because the danger in partying is the temptation to party too hard. Here are some rockers who partied way too hard.
British rocker Billy Idol took punk mainstream in the early 1980s. Well, he had a punk background and his pop-rock had a punk flair to it. But he really embodied the quintessential punk look with his spiked and bleached hair, constant sneer, and torn up shirts. Idol may have dressed like a young punk, but he partied like a classic rock star.
While the likes of Led Zeppelin and The Who famously trashed hotel rooms, Idol absolutely destroyed the penthouse suite of a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.
He took residence in the palatial quarters in 1989, staying for three weeks and refusing to leave. The entire time was a non-stop party full of booze, drugs, and women. It got so bad that the hotel's management ordered him to leave…but he wouldn't go. So, they were forced to call in the local military who shot him with a tranquilizer dart and carried him out.
When it was all said and done, Idol received a bill for the damages... which added up to 250 thousand dollars.
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