Best Rock and Metal Bands With a Bad Reputation

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1Led ZeppelinLed 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.

Very bad reputation due to plagiarism (many proven rip offs). Their biggest hits are rip offs - Whole Lotta Love, Stairway to Heaven, Dazed And Confused, In My Time of Dying, Since I've Been Loving You, The Lemon Song, to name a few. In many cases the Court's verdict was "uncredited covers".
Plagiarism is probably the worst possible sin in music. - Metal_Treasure

I love them dearly and all, but yeah. 1. Plagiarism. Plenty of plagiarism. 2. Accused of many horrible crimes. 3. Bonzo shot a cop. He also drank 40 shots the night he died. 5. Jimmy Page was kind of satanic and also had sex with a 14 year old.Well... They're still great. Don't judge me!
And also! I didn't say great people. I mean their music. Yes, I know Jimmy and Bonzo were rather bad people. It doesn't mean I can't still enjoy their music. John Paul Jones was responsible, yet still a plagiarist, but helped a lot with the studio and direction of albums. And Robert Plant was actually pretty kind towards his fans. - MontyPython

Zeppelin is number 1 on the greatest bands of all time. They are the kings - Sabbath

Still overrated - god knows why.. - Ananya

Maybe because a lot of people like their work but you apparently don't? - Billyv

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2Marilyn MansonMarilyn 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.
3MetallicaMetallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

They were the first thrash band to play in arenas before MTV even hear of them and now people just see the bad in them. They had ups and downs but they are still going today and back to thrash metal. - Sabbath

4SlipknotSlipknot is a Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa . The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". ...read more.

Slipknot it is a very interesting band if you open your mind. People laugh at them because they wear masks and have so many band members. They are awesome live and they have their own sound. - Sabbath

Their masks and band members number aren't their biggest problems... - Metal_Treasure

5Ozzy OsbourneJohn Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.

I heard he had a suicidal case against him. - zxm

He's never had a good reputation but the reality show “The Osbournes" was something really bad because metal musicians are not allowed to do such things for money and popularity.

The show featured Ozzy's domestic life and his family. It had 52 episodes and was on MTV and national TVs for 4 seasons (2002-2005). Yep, lots of $$$.

The theme song for the show was a cover of Ozzy's song "Crazy Train". So far so good.

But the cover was done in a jazz-swing style reminiscent of Pat Boone... - Metal_Treasure

Should be at higher than Led Zeppelin. Zeps only got rip off cases. He's got worse than that. - zxm

6Avenge Sevenfold

This band might be kind of cheesy and it's a turn off to men to see other men wearing makeup but however, they have talented band members and they are educated in music. People will always bash them while other people enjoy them just like Metallica. - Sabbath

7Lamb of GodLamb of God is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994, the group consists of vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell, and drummer Chris Adler.V1 Comment
8AnthraxAnthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.

They were always ranked 4th out of the big four but now they are the best out of the big four. - Sabbath

Scott Ian (and Anthrax) got a bad reputation because they were involved in creation of the nu-metal/rap metal subgenres. Die hard metal fans (hardliners) hate these crossovers and find them awful. Most of the metal hardliners don't even consider those subgenres metal, and respectively - the bands that play nu-metal and rap metal. - Metal_Treasure

9System of a DownSystem of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American rock group from Glendale, California. The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. ...read more.

System of a Down has a bad rep? This is news to me. They have a huge fanbase as well as critical acclaim.

10As I Lay DyingAs I Lay Dying is an American metalcore band from San Diego, California. Founded in 2000 by vocalist Tim Lambesis, the establishment of the band's first full lineup, which included drummer Jordan Mancino, occurred in 2001. As I Lay Dying has released six albums, one split album, and two compilation ...read more.

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11KornKorn is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.

Most metalheads hate them for one obvious reason: They made Nu Metal.

12Motley CrueMötley Crüe was an American metal band formed in Los Angeles, California on January 17, 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, lead vocalist Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars.
13AC/DCAC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to ...read more.

Can anybody explain - how they gained a bad reputation because nothing comes to my mind. Did I miss something?

Can anybody explain - how they gained a bad reputation because nothing comes to my mind.

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14Limp BizkitLimp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.
15NickelbackNickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.
16CreedCreed is an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consists of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
17Kid Rock
18Green DayGreen 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.

I really enjoy their music don't get me wrong. It's just so much of their music is explicit, which makes the songs hard to appreciate. Of course you can simply ignore the lyrics but it's hard when you know it's explicit. Believe me I've tried. But enough negativity they have great music and not all of their songs have bad meanings.

After their first 5 albums I lost interest and American idiot was and is one of the most overrated albums in rock - Sabbath

19My Chemical RomanceMy Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

They aren't an emo band. All of their fans aren't suicidal teens. "The Black Parade" is one of the greatest albums of all time. - MyLocalRoyalVampire

20The Flaming Lips
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1. Ozzy Osbourne
2. Marilyn Manson
3. Led Zeppelin
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1. Led Zeppelin
2. As I Lay Dying
3. Lamb of God
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1. Metallica
2. Slipknot
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