Top 10 Musicians Who Killed Someone


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1Keith Moon (The Who) killed his bodyguard

Poor driving huh? His bodyguard should have driven the car for him. - LightningBlade

It was a tragic drunk driving accident - Keith ran over the guy. Keith wasn't a good driver even sober.
Charge: Running over and killing his bodyguard Neil Boland, drunk driving and driving without a license or insurance. Later it was deemed an accident and the murder charge was lifted. - Metal_Treasure

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2Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols) stabbed his girlfriend Nancy SpungenJohn Beverly, born John Simon Ritchie, later named Sid Vicious, was an English musician, most famous as the bass guitarist of the influential punk rock band the Sex Pistols, and notorious for his arrest for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.V5 Comments
3Jim Gordon, co-writer of "Layla", stabbed his mother

That's just tragic... Jim's poor mother wouldve seen it coming but.. - LightningBlade

Jim Gordon, drummer, had violent outbursts probably due to schizophrenia.
He worked with Eric Clapton, with whom he co-wrote "Layla", a Grammy winner. He also worked for The Everly Brothers, The Beach Boys, Glen Campbell, Alice Cooper, Joe Cocker. - Metal_Treasure

4Vince Neil (Motley Crüe) killed his friend in a drunk driving accidentVincent Neil Wharton is an American vocalist and musician, best known as the lead vocalist of heavy metal band Mötley Crüe.

His friend was Nicolas "Razzle" Dingley, drummer for the band Hanoi. Neil was drunk behind the wheel, lost control and plowed into an oncoming car, killing Razzle and seriously injuring the two occupants of the other vehicle.
Charge: Not charged. Jail Sentence: 15 days - Metal_Treasure

5Gucci Mane murdered his best friend

Mane turned himself in to police after the shooting and the charges were actually dropped due to insufficient evidence for some reason. He also claimed that the shots were in self-defense. - Mcgillacuddy

He should've gotten 39 years to life in prison.

Charge: Murdering Pookie Lok. Jail Sentence: 39 months
Side note: Three weeks ago I made a list 'Top 10 Famous People that Look Like Criminals' and added him to the list but I didn't know he was an actual criminal, I thought he only looks like a criminal... I learned that he murdered someone this morning. - Metal_Treasure

39 months for murder?! Would that be similar if he killed someone he didn't like? - Billyv

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6Varg Vikernes (Mayhem) stabbed his bandmate Euronymous

One of the most psychopathic and sadistic people in the black metal scene, and that says something. - Mrveteran

Vikernes was sentenced to 21 years in prison. - Metal_Treasure

7C-Murder shot a fan

That name sounds appropriate for him - 906389

His stage name is C-Murder? How appropriate...
Charge: Second degree murder after shooting and beating a fan to death in 2002. Jail Sentence: Life.
This is something. - Metal_Treasure

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8Lead Belly murdered his relative Will Stafford

Charge: Murder of Will Stafford in 1918. Jail Sentence: 35 years but released in 1925 - Metal_Treasure

9Phil Spector, producer, shot actress Lana Clarkson

He worked with The Beatles, Ike and Tina Turner, Leonard Cohen, Celine Dion.
He’s currently serving a 19 year sentence on charges of second degree murder. He had pulled a gun on multiple people before that (mostly women). And rumours of him pointing weapons at everyone from John Lennon to the Ramones. - Metal_Treasure

10Bertrand Cantat (Noir Désir) killed his girlfriend Marie TrintignantV1 Comment

The Contenders

11Bobby Beausoleil stabbed his roommate in a drug deal gone bad
12Big Lurch killed his female roommate while he was high on PCP

The best part: when the cops arrived, the rapper was naked, covered in blood and eating pieces of her lungs, which he'd torn from her chest. - Metal_Treasure

13Joe Meek, producer, shot his landlady

... and then he turned the shotgun on himself. He was into a deep depression and with no money. - Metal_Treasure

14Max B murdered David Taylor

Charge: Armed robbery, kidnapping and murder of David Taylor in 2009
Jail Sentence: 75 years - Metal_Treasure

15Faust (Emperor) stabbed a gay man
16X-Raided murdered Patricia Harris
17Syco Sam killed his girlfriend and her parents
18Claudine Longet shot her boyfriend, Olympic skier Vladimir Sabich

The gun probably discharged accidentally while Sabich was showing her how to use it. - Metal_Treasure

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Top Remixes

1. Keith Moon (The Who) killed his bodyguard
2. Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols) stabbed his girlfriend Nancy Spungen
3. Jim Gordon, co-writer of "Layla", stabbed his mother
1. Keith Moon (The Who) killed his bodyguard
2. Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols) stabbed his girlfriend Nancy Spungen
3. Varg Vikernes (Mayhem) stabbed his bandmate Euronymous
1. Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols) stabbed his girlfriend Nancy Spungen
2. Gucci Mane murdered his best friend
3. Vince Neil (Motley Crüe) killed his friend in a drunk driving accident



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