2018 was a spectacularly bizarre year for rock and metal. As the days get shorter and the holiday season approaches, the time for reflection has come… so let’s remember the moments that made us say, “WTF?”

From a failed onstage dropkick, to police raiding a metalhead campsite and controversy over a certain musician’s guitar pedal, 2018 did not disappoint when it came to the outrageous. Even international news that was plastered on literally every TV in the world became rock news once an Elton John song was entered into the mix.

We promise you can completely forget about this year once you’ve browsed through our list, but for now, let’s bask in the warmth that was the dumpster fire of 2018.