Country rocker RYAN ADAMS shocked crowds at Australian music festival Splendour in the Grass when he flew into a rage over minor technical problems.

The hot-headed singer, who performed alongside acts such as QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and Har Mar Superstar at the rock spectacular (23JUL05), lost his temper when his earpiece failed to work on stage.

According to an audience member, Adams ranted he couldn't "work under these conditions".

25/07/2005 05:37