I remember seeing this news story back in the mid/late 90s about some guy who was performing somewhere in the Far East. Due to the humidity and poor maintenance, the instrument was in bad shape: keys kept sticking, poorly regulated, etc.

So the guy got incredibly frustrated and ran offstage. After a minute or so, he came back with a fire hatchet and started hacking the piano to pieces. The authorities were called and they arrested the guy.

Does anybody remember this story or where the story appeared? I’ve been searching Google and haven’t been able to find it yet.