There's a scene in every movie about celebrity excess that we're all familiar with. The celebrity is on tour, and indulging in a wide variety of substances and the next thing you know? The hotel room looks like a hurricane hit it: the TV's out the window, the food's everywhere but on the plate and there's...something... on the walls and it looks organic. Admittedly, celebrities are less likely to let destructive impulses run loose these days, but when they do, they seem like they're making up for lost time. take a look at our list of wild celebrities who have famously destroyed hotel rooms.
6 Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald, 1927
Let's start at the beginning. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald were flapper icons, Zelda for her fashion sensibilities, Scott for his literary skills (most famously The Great Gatsby), and both of them for their party-heavy lifestyle.
5 Johnny Depp, September 13, 1994
And you thought Johnny Depp was one of the calmer celebrities out there. Maybe that's true now, but in 1994, it was a different story. On September 13th, 1994 hotel guests' rest was interrupted by the sound of smashing and a fight. Police were called, and they entered the $1,200 per night suite to find Johnny Depp and then-girlfriend Kate Moss in a room trashed to the tune of $9,767 in damages. Depp was taken to 19th Precinct, where he was booked on felony criminal mischief charges. He, however, maintained that it was the armadillo's fault.
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4 Edie Sedgwick, 1966
3 Marilyn Manson, 1998
2 The Rolling Stones, 1972
1 Led Zeppelin, 1960s-70s, (especially 1969 and 1978)
The Who. Like Led Zeppelin, their repertoire of hotel destruction is both long and storied. So let's just talk about the night that got them banned from the Holiday Inn franchise for life. On August 23rd, 1967, while on tour in Flint, Michigan, drummer Keith Moon celebrated his twenty-first birthday. The evening started with drinking, and when the five-tier cake was brought out? Moon threw the whole thing into the partying crowd, starting a massive food fight. Sometime during the night, all the fire extinguishers on the floor were emptied.
When the police arrived, Moon fled the scene in a Lincoln continental (after stripping down to his underwear, which must have made sense at the time). The getaway drive didn't go so well, as he drove it through a fence and was forced to abandon the vehicle at the bottom of the hotel pool. Finally, after extricating himself from the Lincoln, he slipped on a piece of marzipan, and knocked out his front teeth. The end result? A $24,000 damages bill and the band being banned for life from any and all Holiday Inns.
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