Top 10 Spitters In Music History (w/VIDEO)

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Spitting. It's a symbolic form of communication that means nothing good in any language or culture -- a sign of disrespect that garners admiration or adoration from no one. Well, except for fans. Stars and celebrities themselves get mighty pissed off if you spit on them, but if they spit on you, you better just grin and take it. It's all just a part of their attitude and such.

That's why we decided to look at the Top 10 spitters in music history -- there's almost no other context where spitting is so ubiquitous and so widely accepted and well-received. Somehow fans see it as a form of communication between themselves and a star, or a bond between them. It seems pretty gross to me, but who am I to question such a beloved practice?


10. Roger Waters
Why so low on this list? After all, Waters' famous spitting incident was a major inspiration for Pink Floyd's The Wall. In 1977, Waters got angry at fans who weren't paying attention to the music and spit on them.

He realized how big of a "barrier" had been put up between himself and his fans by that point and went to work on a story about it. Unfortunately, we only have audio of the incident, so it's not as much fun. Waters joked about it in Montreal 33 years later.


9. Ronnie Radke (Falling in Reverse)
While I hesitate to call Falling in Reverse front man Ronnie Radke "talented" at anything, I have to admit that he can talk some shit, especially to fans of his "rivals," synthcore band I See Stars. Here he does them one better while they heckle him at a show and he spits on them. His fans rejoice. I See Stars fans, erm... not so much.


8. Amy Winehouse
The dearly departed Amy Winehouse could spit with the best of them, as she proved to a couple of paparazzi dudes who wouldn't stop following her and asking her about X-Factor. They are, unfortunately, completely undeterred by the action. Actually, based on the video description, it would seem that they're somewhat proud of it.



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2 comments
DeathBreath
DeathBreath

Generally speaking, when someone compiles a musical list, there is reader who writes about the inclusion or exclusion of a particular musician.  The great thing about growing older is possessing historical perspective.  Luckily, I have plenty.  Houston has hosted some fine concerts over the years.  

One of the musicians absent  from this list was the "King of Spitting", Steve Marriott (Humble Pie for you youngsters).   I must admit, when they played at the Arena theater, I thought I was going to leave the show very wet.

Laurie Curtis
Laurie Curtis

I was so hoping Bert McCracken would be on here. and he was.

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