Sly Stone meltdowns at rock festival
Reclusive rock star behaves bizarrely at Coachella
Reclusive rock legend Sly Stone didn't show up at his scheduled show at the Coachella music festival. And then he showed up. Sort of. And then he didn't show up.
Wearing a blonde wig streaked with black and a navy policeman's uniform, in lieu of bursting into song, the 67-year-old Sly Stone launched into a bitter tirade about an ongoing lawsuit he has had with his former management.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Originally scheduled to play a show at 7 p.m. on the third day of the festival, an announcement was made that the show was postponed until later that evening. A text message later sent out said that Stone would be playing at 10:30 p.m. At the appointed time, Stone's band was frantically sound checking until Stone put in an appearance a little after 11 p.m.
Wearing a blonde wig streaked with black and a navy policeman's uniform, in lieu of bursting into song, the 67-year-old Stone launched into a bitter tirade about an ongoing lawsuit he has had with his former management. He began to sing a new song which ended when he rolled back and laid down on the stage.
His band went through his catalog of hits such as "Family Affair," "Hot Fun in the Summertime" and "Stand" with Stone sometimes singing along, but never finishing a song. His performance was less than excellent, with various keyboard snafus and a microphone that kept flopping in his face.
Called "entertaining for all the wrong reasons," the show ended a scant 30 minutes later when Stone abruptly disappeared. Reasons for the singer's bizarre behavior were not forthcoming.
To quote one online music reporter, "No one really saw him leave, but he never came back . After a bizarre 30 minute performance, Sly Stone was gone. But in a lot of ways, he never really showed up."
Stone has cultivated an unwelcome reputation for inconsistent and erratic behavior in recent years.
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