RAT Rock News

Tonight (December 12) marks the first night of Hanukkah, and thanks to Adam Sandler referring to the holiday as “Eight Crazy Nights,” we thought we’d look back at eight crazy nights in rock history.  Enjoy!


Nikki Sixx OD’s, Inspires “Kickstart My Heart”

As the story goes, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx overdoses on heroin while partying with Steven Adler, Slash and Ratt’s Robbin Crosby.  He passes out, turns blue, declared dead but is brought back to life thanks to an adrenaline injection from the paramedics.  Thus, a rock hit is born.


R.E.M’s Peter Buck Loses It On An Airplane

It’s not uncommon for rock stars to engage in questionable behavior high up in the sky, but when news broke that R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck went on what was called a “drunken rampage” during a 2002 British Airways flight, needless to say many were taken aback.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.