Video shows Smash Mouth singer slur fans, threaten fans and give nazi-like salute during show
The following are some suggestions. Steve Harwell, the drummer for Smash Mouth, announced his retirement on Tuesday, citing health concerns. His final Bethel, N.Y., performance on Saturday will be his last.
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Steve Harwell, the upcoming soloist for Smash Mouth, looked pretty stoked at a recent gig in Upstate New York.
The New York Post reports that a TikTok video has gone viral showing Harwell slurring his words, threatening while performing at The Big Sip beer festival in Bethel, N.Y., on Saturday. HarWell appeared to give 'a Nazi salute' during he performance. Clips shared by user @doesthisfeelgood discuss a number of technical issues, including feedback and blown-out speakers as Harwell appeared to grow frustrated on stage.
F--- you bitches, Harwell said while raising two middle fingers.
I swear to God that Ill f---ing kill your whole family, he later told one audience member.
Harwell, the 54-year-old voice of hits like All Star, Walking on the Sun and the Shrek soundtrack cover of the Monkees Im a Believer, was also seen dropping ice cream and swinging. According to The Los Angeles Times, he said if a person was better at masturbating, then 'he'd never leave the house'.
Haley, a TikTok user who only identified herself as Haly, claimed she captured the videos while attending the most chaotic show Ive ever seen in my life. Smash Mouth will perform from 3:45-5 p.m. as part of Bethels two-day beer and wine festival, previously known as Wine Festival and Craft: Beer, Spirits, and Food Festival.
Eve 6 wrote on Twitter, in response to the video, Ok, theres a lot going on here, and i know he talked obituarily about wanting to be the new smashmouth singer, but... I just want this guy to get clean cuz this is sad pull him off the road 90 meetings in 90 days or hell have another dead rockstar on his hands.
Smash Mouth, which performed at the Taste of Syracuse in 2018 and Oswego Harborfest in 2019, has struggled with a number of issues in recent years. Despite widespread Covid-19 reservations, the band was criticized last year for playing at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. Harwell was also briefly replaced by an unidentified friend of the band during a hiatus last month due to health concerns, including cardiomyopathy and heart failure, according to The Post. A rep told TMZ last week that he was taking medications to treat his condition and that his work could resume.
Representatives for the group did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the Post or the L.A. Times.