I miss the days of musicians and bands causing controversy on live tv. Using live tv to vocalise their passions and beliefs that got them in to making music in the first place. The biggest controversy we have these days is Miley Cyrus sticking her tounge out and Kanye West interrupting an award show to declare his love for Beyonce.
Today on 1996 RATM performed on SNL causing controversy when they attempted to hang inverted American flags from their amplifiers. The stagehands managed to run on stage seconds before going live and tore the flags down, and it resulted in the RATM set being cut form 2 songs to 1. After performing 'Bulls on Parade' the band were immediately escorted out of the studio and building premises. SNL later said in a press release that the reason RATM didn't perform their second song (which was going to be 'Bullet in the Head') was because the show had run on for too long.
The performance has since become quite well known which is why we have selected it for today's SOTD. And if your interested you can read more of 'the incident' here