TORONTO —; The lead singer of Smash Mouth turned into a potty mouth Sunday night during a concert in Colorado.
Steve Harwell flipped out when someone in the crowd at Taste of Fort Collins threw bread on the stage just as the band was getting ready to play its 1999 hit “All Star.”
“You throw one more piece of s*** on f***ing stage, I’m gonna come find your a**, I’m gonna beat your a**, whoever the f*** you are out there,” Harwell said.
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“Walk your bad a** up here. You bring your a** on stage, whoever’s throwing s*** at me. I will tell you right now I will beat the f*** out of you. You’re a p**** punk b****.”
The 48-year-old singer, one of only two original members of Smash Mouth, threatened to walk off stage.
“You’re ruining the show for thousands of people right now,” said Harwell, who then went into the crowd to confront someone he suspected of being responsible for the yeast projection. A member of the band’s crew jumped into action and held Harwell back.
After some in the crowd started booing, a Smash Mouth musician started singing “All Star” —; and the crowd joined in.
Harwell’s expletive-filled tirade at the family-friendly event quickly hit social media with hashtags like “#breadgate2k15” and comments about the singer being gluten intolerant.
Hey now, I’m a Rockstar, get your bread on, don’t play. #smashmouth #TFC #tasteoffoco
— Brian Petersen (@BePthree) June 15, 2015
Well, the bread starts comin and it don’t stop comin. Fed to the rules and I hit the ground cussin’ – Hahaha I couldn’t help it #smashmouth
— RckyMtnHeather (@Rckymtnheather) June 15, 2015
The Smash Mouth concert was the best thing since sliced bread #tasteoffortcollins #bread2k15 #smashmouth
— Keerk (@Keeerkus) June 15, 2015
#SmashMouth lead singer just had a tantrum on stage and walked out at an all ages concert. Calling random people pussy bitches… #classy
— Patrice Winsor (@Patrice312) June 15, 2015
Just witnessed a grown man throw the biggest tantrum over bread. #smashmouth #tasteoffortcollins #🍞
— Jenna Beutler (@jennalives97) June 15, 2015
In addition to “All Star,” which was featured in the movie Shrek, Smash Mouth had hits like “Walkin’ on the Sun” and recorded covers of “Why Can’t We Be Friends” and “I’m a Believer.”
The group’s last album, 2012’s Magic, peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.