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30 Most Embarrassing Rock-Star Arrests

Wang-waving! Naked driving! And oh so much marijuana.

Trashing rooms. Exploding toilets. Driving a Lincoln Continental into a hotel swimming pool … while naked. When rock stars get arrested, they really go big. (And that was just Keith Moon! In a single night!). Here's 29 more of the most humiliating times big stars got busted.

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Marilyn Manson

On the night of July 30th, 2001, a 25-year-old security guard named Joshua Keasler unwittingly became a star in Marilyn Manson's dope show. While working the front of the stage at Michigan's DTE Energy Music Theatre during a Manson performance, Keasler was grabbed from behind by the singer, who then proceeded to use the guard as his own personal stripper pole, spitting on him, wrapping his legs around his neck and rubbing his g-string clad crotch on Keasler's head. Manson was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery and criminal sexual conduct, the latter of which can carry a multi-year jail sentence. But a judge later reduced the sexual conduct charge — a fourth-degree felony — to one of misdemeanor disorderly conduct, reasoning that, at least in his estimation, Manson hadn't gained any sexual gratification from the act.

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George Michael

Despite decades of hits, George Michael is today as known for exposing himself to undercover officer Marcelo Rodríguez in a Beverly Hills park bathroom as he is for singing "I Want Your Sex." Regarding his arrest on April 7th, 1998, Michael later explained to MTV how he knew something odd was afoot: "Once [Rodríguez] got an eyeful, he walked past me — went straight past me and out," he said. "I thought maybe he just wasn't impressed." The singer pleaded no contest to a charge of lewd conduct, and was ordered to pay a small fine and perform community service. The incident also led to his publicly coming out as a gay man, as well as a thoroughly entertaining video for his song "Outside," in which he mocked the bathroom bust — and was consequently sued for $10 million by Rodríguez, who alleged that he was slandered in the process.

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Sebastian Bach

Sebastian Bach may no longer be a youth, but he's clearly still capable of getting wild. In November 2011, the former Skid Row frontman was charged with assault, mischief and possession of marijuana after a night out drinking at Riley's Olde Towne Pub, in his hometown of Peterborough, Ontario. Things went south after Bach and his friends asked the bar's musical act, a local artist named Josh Gontier, if they could sing a few songs. Upon being rebuffed, the crew began heckling Gontier, and Bach pelted him with ice cubes. Riley's owner Jim Kakouros asked the singer to leave, and he complied — but not before smashing his glass of wine on the floor. A scuffle then erupted, ending with Kakouros putting Bach in a bear hug — and Bach biting him on the hand. Kakouros later requested that Bach undergo a court-ordered rabies test. In his own defense, Bach told a news outlet, "You can go to Friendly's with your grandma and she could drop a glass of water on the ground — nobody tackles her!"

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