Top 10 Best Rip-Off Bands of All Time
Which one of these bands do you think is the worst rip-off band? I give thanks to Metal_Treasure for helping me find some rip-off bands: http://www.thetoptens.com/non-led-zeppelin-rock-metal-songs-were-ripped-off-another-artist/ . Please be noted this is not a list for hate and some of these bands are pretty good.
The Top Ten
1 One Direction
One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015 . The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records ...read more.
They have ripped of many things including poses and music. They ripped of The Beatles Road Pose and the song, "Best Song Ever" was a rip-off of Baba O'Riley by The Who. - Powerfultekin
2 The Flaming Lips
I'm not saying they are a bad band, but they made a alternitave version of The Dark Side of the Moon, which I did not enjoy. - Powerfultekin
Mushroomhead is an American heavy metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1993 in the Cleveland Warehouse District, the band is known for their avant-garde sound which includes influence from heavy metal, art rock and electro-industrial and their imagery which features masks and costumes as well ...read more.
They ripped off Slipknots style and main appearance, what more can I say? - Powerfultekin
5 Iron Savior
Ghost is a Swedish heavy metal band that was formed in Linköping in 2008. Ghost consists of 5 masked instrumentalists, known as The Nameless Ghouls, and a demonic anti-pope known as Papa Emeritus. They have released 3 studio albums and 2 EPs . Each album brings in a new version of Papa Emeritus. Ghost ...read more.
7 The Sweet
8 Green Day
Green Day are an American punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock . Some of their influences ...read more.
9 Diamond Head
Diamond Head are an English heavy metal band formed in 1976 in Stourbridge, England. The band is recognised as one of the leading members of the new wave of British heavy metal and is acknowledged by thrash metal bands such as Metallica and Megadeth as an important early influence.
11 Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s.
He literally copied artists like Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Rozz Williams and so on.
Godsmack is an American rock band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin.
13 Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.
14 Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California . Their longest lineup of members was M . Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums) . ...read more.
They stole Overkill's mascot, This Means War sounds like Metallica's Sad But True, they also ripped off Pantera, Guns N' Roses, Iron Maiden, and plenty other bands, too.
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