Jon Bon Jovi once rescued a flop show in Russia by borrowing a soldier's uniform and performing a striptease on stage.
The singer and his band Bon Jovi signed up to play several shows in Moscow in 1989, but on the first night, their rock hits failed to impress the audience and the frontman faced a stony silence from the tough crowd.
So Bon Jovi resolved to win over the Russian gig-goers by getting naked.
He explains to TV host Larry King, "When we went to Moscow, the former Soviet Union... we insisted on headlining this multiple act bill... This German band went on before us and they just knocked the place out... I went on the stage, dead silence. Why? They didn't understand me and with the iron curtain, there was no western records released. They were all black market. They didn't know what I was doing. I got my butt kicked..."
So the singer came up with a plan to win the audience over on the second night.
He adds, "(But) the next night, again (we) went on, the German band did their thing... so I got a trick because to tell you the truth, if you're a good showman, you're a master of the trick.
"I took a Russian soldier and said, 'Come here, take these blue jeans, give me that uniform, the hat, the coat, the shirt, the whole thing. I walked down the centre aisle of the stadium basically doing a striptease. One piece at a time. Told my band you just keep playing until I get to the stage.
"By the time I got to the stage, one of the guys in one of the other bands punched the concert promoter, the manager, right in the nose and fired him on the spot. And said, 'You set this'. I don't even know what that other guy did. But I stole the night back and won the audience over."