Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Throwing TV's in Hotel's Pools

Throwing TV's in hotel's pools was more important to Moon than attending gigs

Washington, Nov 28(ANI): Rock legend Keith Moon was so determined to keep up his wild man reputation intact, that he once missed a flight so that he could return to his hotel room and hurl a TV into the swimming pool. is 'The Who' band mate Pete Townshend recollects sitting in the car with Moon, on the way to catch an aeroplane when the drummer insisted on returning to the hotel room, where he'd spent the previous night.
"We were late for the plane and Keith was like, 'Oh my God, I've got to go back to my hotel room.' We thought he'd left drugs in his room or something. We turned around, we know we're gonna miss the plane and we might be late for the gig. We rush back to the hotel and he rushes in, comes out with the TV set and throws it into the swimming pool, gets back in the car and goes, 'Phew, I nearly forgot!,'" Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

The guitarist says that he did not did not scream at the drummer because he knew how important it was for Moon to throw TV sets into the pool.

"Throwing television sets out of hotel rooms is very, very, very important. F**king hell, it's very important that somebody does it and does it often. The people that do it should be regarded as being very special."

The drummer often threw furniture out of high windows and destroyed the plumbing with firecrackers.These acts were often fuelled by drugs or alcohol, but most of the time; Moon was simply living out his larger-than-life persona.

One of the most famous stories about him was when he had an argument with his wife, Kim, and claimed he was going to commit suicide. Moon then drove his Rolls-Royce into their home pond, only to come out swimming from under the water, apparently laughing.

Moon's penchant for the wild life eventually proved detrimental to both his drumming ability and his reliability as a band member. (ANI)

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