The Shows Remain Insane
From rock & roll heaven to Hells Angels: five unforgettable concert-film moments.
Woodstock (1970) Jimi Hendrix reinterprets ”The Star-Spangled Banner” in such a berserk manner you suspect he has ignored warnings about the festival’s ”brown acid.”
Gimme Shelter (1970) At the Rolling Stones’ doomed Altamont show, gun-wielding crowd member Meredith Hunter is stabbed — on screen — by a Hells Angel.
The Song Remains the Same (1976) In the most ludicrous of several fantasy sequences to pepper the Led Zeppelin live movie, singer Robert Plant plays a horse-riding, damsel-rescuing knight.
Stop Making Sense (1984) Talking Heads frontman David Byrne proves there are few things more entertaining than a very thin man dancing around in a very big suit.
Truth or Dare (1991) Madonna demonstrates a certain technique — not one that involves singing — on a bottle of water.