Top Ten Most Annoying People in the Music Industry

This isn’t including people like Dahvie Vanity because they’re more just straight up awful people than annoying. This is a list for those in the music industry who are truly obnoxious.
Now, here’s some people I didn’t include and why:
• Kanye West: He’s a dead horse
• Justin Bieber: See Kanye West
• K.K. Downing: He’s not annoying enough to warrant being on this list
• Dave Mustaine: I really don’t see what’s so annoying about him
• XXXTentacion: Obvious reasons, I don’t think it’s worth ranting about a dead guy
• Miley Cyrus: See Kanye West
• Rob Dukes: He’s a really great singer, which excuses his annoyingness
• The members of Queensrÿche: They may have fired Geoff Tate, and they’re not as good as they used to be, but they’re still pretty good
• King Diamond: Him not making an album for 11 years doesn’t make him an annoying person
• Mike Portnoy: He’s not annoying at all and is simply an amazing drummer and a great guy
Gene Simmons: See Kanye West

Now...let’s get down to things.

The Top Ten

1 Halsey Halsey Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, known by her stage name Halsey, is an American singer and songwriter. She was born on September 29, 1994 in New Jersey. She started her career by releasing songs on SoundCloud, and now she is a well-known pop singer with hits like Bad at Love, and Now or Never. She had originated more.

The only word I can describe her with is IRRELEVANT. She tries so hard to have people talking about her though.

How did she get to #1? The last time I checked Halsey was #4 or something and Maynard James Keenan was #1. Anyway, I would like to see proof of the thing with her insulting journalists' you-know-whats when criticized, because I devoted almost a whole weekend to researching this stuff on the web, and couldn't find anything about that. - allamassal

She’s not that bad - DrayTopTens

I get it, you're proud of having "African" DNA but honey! You're trying way too hard. I am African-American as well and I don't care. And so what Hotels have hair products catering to white people, BRING YOUR OWN, SIS. Stop being so whiny.

2 Maynard James Keenan Maynard James Keenan Maynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.


Holy god. I thought Glen Benton was a for sure number one until I remembered this pile of human garbage.
I may hate Deicide. I may loathe Glen Benton. And all for good reason. But, Maynard...Maynard is much, MUCH more deserving of my hatred than Benton is.
Okay...let’s get down to this.
First of all, his policies on digital releases of Tool albums. Why? Why not release it? Oh, wait, because he’s a greedy, money hungry son of a bitch. Even Wendy Dio is less annoying, at least there, she’s released half of Dio’s catalogue digitally. Here, none of Tool’s 4 studio albums have been released digitally. For no reason other than MJK likes money. I thought you were already swimming in a giant pool of it! There’s literally no reason NOT to release Tool albums digitally.
Secondly, this dude is just such a petty, whiny bitch. One of the songs on Eat The Elephant is about how his winery got a bad review. Seriously? You’re gonna dedicate an entire song to a bad review? ...more - NightmareCinema

3 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about more.

Two songs sound so familiar and I realized they sounded like other songs. Shake it Off sounded like My First Kiss (Kesha) and everyone knows Look What You Made Me Do Is I'm Too Sexy. And her songs haven't been written very well. The lyrics aren't very detailed as they used to be, her songs sounds like generic pop to me and she's trying way too hard in some cases. I don't care about her date life or anything but her music has been slowly going downhill. - RoseRedFlower

Oh boy she really did go downhill in 2017 and I really cannot stand her as a person. I think she is obnoxious, pretentious childish, immature and just plain annoying in real life and her voice also can get on my nerves. I find it really annoying when us Swift haters are called "Jealous"...

Man I hate her songs that I don't even listen to at least one of her songs. SHES TERRIBLE! WHY DO U EVEN SAY SHAWN MENDES COPIES HER SONGS! SHAWN MENDES IS A VERY GOOD SINGER!

I certainly agree with this one. I hate how the media shoved her in our faces, please, don’t force me to like her music of personality. They portray her like a Mary Sue, who is tall, blonde, beautiful, has a group of attractive a-listers with her being the leader, wins many awards, even if she is definitely not a Mary Sue. She is fake, she talks crap about people behind their backs, she got mad at Katy Perry for a stupid and petty reason, and she is a slut who dates many men for fame. She is the definition of annoying.

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4 Glen Benton Glen Benton

Oh my god...I thought Chris Barnes was bad.
Now...I may hate Chris Barnes and Six Feet Under with all of my being, but they can’t even hold a candle...they can’t even hold a tiny Glen. Damn. Benton.
Deicide is literally nothing other than a way for Glen Benton to take a dump all over religion. I GET IT. Your religious parents pissed you off. You don’t like God. You don’t like Jesus. You don’t like religion. HAIL SATAN. SHUT. THE HELL. UP.

We get the message. You’ve hammered it into my brain enough over the past thirty years.
As DarkMatter1997 put it, I’m surprised this guy is still alive! He’s spent the majority of his life angry over this. Just get over it! Your religious parents are in the past. I don’t care if you’re a satanist, honestly, but stop ramming your beliefs down my throat, for gods’ sake... - NightmareCinema

5 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.

He seems to be a nice person though. Get him off this list. - Userguy44

Such a bad singer - iliekpiez


6 Chris Barnes Chris Barnes Chris Barnes is an American musician mainly noted for his deep-throat vocals, explicitly violent lyrics. Barnes was a founding member of Cannibal Corpse before his dismissal and would later form Six Feet Under, which he fronts to this day.

I read some of the song titles from Cannibal Corpse and they're so ridiculous. Here's some titles:
A Skull Full of Maggots
Addicted to Vaginal Skin
I Will Kill You
Meat Hook Sodomy
Also, I thought Six Feet Under was an American T.V. show. But I read the song titles of Six Feet Under and the song titles are still ridiculous. I can't even name some of the titles because I know my comment will be removed from here. - RoseRedFlower

As mentioned above, he’s not quite as terrible as Glen Benton...
But that doesn’t mean I can’t still tear him apart.
You may not like Cannibal Corpse. I don’t. You may even loathe them. I can understand why to a certain extent. I’m neutral on them as a whole.
But, Six Feet Under...what even is this? This is just absolute garbage. CC may be repetitive, but SFU takes it to an art form. Every song sounds exactly the same. And, his vocals...they’ve aged so badly it’s not even funny. On Torment, they sound like a dying animal. I’m not even kidding.
Plus, he’s just such an inherently irritating person. Watch him in any interview and you’ll know what I mean. Trust me. - NightmareCinema

7 Ronnie Radke Ronnie Radke Ronald Joseph Radke is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, musician, and record producer born in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ugly emo who sucks at singing.And did he actually throw a microphone stand at the audience? -DarkBoi-X

Ronnie Radke...Oh, my god. How could I forget Ronnie Radke, the king of whiny vocals?
Anyway, this guy is an absolute scumbag. Who throws a microphone stand at the audience? You either have to be a complete moron or an arrogant douche to do something like that, in Radke’s case it’s both. Not to mention, this dude is just an absolute whiny bitch, in any interview or any social media. This dude just never shuts his mouth and oh my god, the fans...that’s a topic for another day, but it’s worth mentioning that for such a piece of trash, he has quite the large and quite the horrendous fanbase. Makes you wonder how little of a life they must have to waste their time with this guy and his horrible music. - NightmareCinema

8 Kerry King Kerry King Kerry Ray King is an American musician, best known as a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer.

Oh my god, is this dude annoying.
There’s primarily one occasion with this guy that annoys me the absolute most and that is of course when he said that Iron Maiden and Metallica are living on past success. And, Slayer isn’t? Allow me to say, this is coming from the guy who’s not been able to make a genuinely great album since 1990. Repentless was average to me. Three great songs. The rest are average. Not great. So, explain to me how Maiden and Tallica are living off past success when both had extremely successful studio albums released in the past three years.
And, honestly, I think it’s about time Slayer ended. It’s not like Metallica or Maiden where they have the potential to keep going. Slayer’s done for. Have been doomed since Jeff Hanneman died. May he Rest In Peace. - NightmareCinema

9 Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American thrash metal band Metallica.

I'm not a fanboy or anything, but he's been getting it together this year. Check out the live performances. - awesomedp900

I definitely have respect for what he used to do in the studio. And for what he used to do live.
Emphasis on “used to”.
You know why?
This man, is nowhere near the drummer he used to be. As a person, I don’t find him obnoxious at all but as a musician, this man is as bad as a drummer can get. If you watch him live, he just...butchers, any Metallica song. Any given song. He can’t even do songs he plays every night. Like Master Of Puppets. And that song is one of his least complicated drum wise. He’s absolutely pathetic at the double bass in One.
And, The Call Of Ktulu...that’s the worst. He’s literally not even playing the same song. He misses every. Single. Note.
No joke. He’s that bad at it. These performances are prime examples of his decline as a drummer. - NightmareCinema

10 Jacob Sartorius Jacob Sartorius Rolf Jacob Sartorius (known by his middle name), born October 2, 2002, is an American singer and internet personality, who rose to fame via social media from posting lip-syncing videos on and his Vines (on Vine). In 2016, he released his debut single "Sweatshirt", which reached the Hot 100 more.

You can have my sweatshirt!? Terrible music guys! - Maxwel

He’s just another trendy kid who disappeared. And he is a douche to his fans.

The Contenders

11 Cronos Cronos

Hmm..there's no reason for the inclusion ( Dunno what can be more shocking to see Venom on this list)
It seems it's an inclusion on a very personal opinion

EDIT : To the ones looking at this comment, Its just a disagreement on a topic
me and Nightmarecinema are very good friends lol - Ananya

Oh Jesus...aah! Just look at that picture! That’s comedy gold!
Anyway, Cronos is by far the most annoying person in classic heavy metal. (If you can call Venom that.) Anyway, this dude is an absolute pretentious piece of human waste. I may not hate him quite a song much as CountBlagorath does but it’s still worth a short rant.
Venom is not black metal. Not even close. They may have influenced the genre but that does not make them the genre. As CB has said, Celtic Frost and Hellhammer wiped the floor with them. I agree with that and I’m not even a fan of either band. There’s absolutely nothing about Venom that even resembles black metal. A bunch of satanic artwork and lyricism only meant to shock people doesn’t make you black metal. While I don’t hate them quite as much as I do Deicide, this is all still worth pointing out.

I don’t even like the genre of black metal and this pisses me off. - NightmareCinema

12 6IX9INE 6IX9INE Daniel Hernandez, known by his stage name 6ix9ine, also known as Tekashi69 or simply Tekashi, is an American rapper.

That picture always creeps me out. - Userguy44

People who say Marilyn Manson's teeth are bad are blind. Marilyn has beautiful teeth. This guys teeth looks like jelly beans. And his music is trash.

And I thought my teeth look awful... His teeth look like the gum I get for Easter shaped like tiny eggs. Lord have mercy...

She just looks annoying - PumpkinKing109

13 Dita Von Teese Dita Von Teese Dita Von Teese is an American vedette, burlesque dancer, model, costume designer, entrepreneur, singer, and actress.

Get her in the top ten PLEASE!
She's an ungreatful brat! She tried to change Marilyn Manson. She doesn't have control over when he sleeps or what he does with his time. She's probably a porn star. I don't know. People say she's a dancer but please a toddler imitating ballet can dance better than this skank.
Not to mention she's UGLY. She copies off of Marilyn Monroe so much. Like woman you're not Marilyn Monroe! She covers up her ugliness with make-up. I saw her without makeup. I wanted to puke. Don't look up Dita Von Teese without makeup. Or you'll be sick and it will be my fault. If you're a curious person good luck. Just good luck. And she's so fake Nicki Minaj looks like mother nature in comparison. At least Nicki Minaj isn't a control freak and she's NICE to people.
So PLEASE put Dita in the top ten. She deserves it. Marilyn Manson made her name relevant anyway. No wonder no one has heard of her until I first talked about her. I'm glad she's 11 but bring her to 10. I ...more

I added her because she made a god awful album.

That doesn't make her a bad or annoying person, let alone being worthy of added to this list. - The_Crimson_King

EVeRy VoTe CoUnTs

She looks so plastic.-DarkBoi-X

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14 Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, in 2005. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005.

At the same time migrant children are separated from their parents, Carrie wants to bring attention to her so-called disjointed face. Like she is more important than others, forgetting the fact that she came from a stupid T.V. show. If it weren't for American Idiots, she would be nothing but a low-IQ piece of junk from Oklahoma.

Vapid is the best way to describe this brainless singer. Screeches and yells like there's no tomorrow. Even her music is fatiguing to listen to.

15 Allen Klein
16 John Mayer John Mayer John Clayton Mayer is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayer attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, but disenrolled and moved to Atlanta in 1997 with Clay Cook. Together, they formed a short-lived two-man band called Lo-Fi Masters.
17 Tom Morello Tom Morello Thomas Morello is an American musician, singer-songwriter and political activist. He is best known for his tenure with the band Rage Against the Machine and then with Audioslave.

Good guitarist, but overly political and divisive - ReturnOfScorpio

No.He's amazing.RATM is the best band ever.-DarkBoi-X

18 Beyonce Beyonce Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from more.
19 Wendy Dio Wendy Dio

She’s not a musician per se, but she’s done things in the music industry, so, she qualifies.
Ah, the wife of the late legend Ronnie James Dio. My god, is she a bitch. What is so bad that you cannot release the rest of Dio’s catalogue past Strange Highways digitally? The rest is already released digitally, so what’s the problem? Your husband’s devoted fans want to hear the rest of his catalogue! I’d buy them on vinyl, but I don’t want Bendy Bio getting any royalties. I know what you’re gonna say: “If you don’t want her getting royalties, why do you want it released digitally? ” Because, I’d be more willing to give royalties to someone who would release their catalogue digitally! It’s nowhere near as annoying as Maynard, but, still... - NightmareCinema

20 GG Allin GG Allin Kevin Michael "GG" Allin (born Jesus Christ Allin; 1956-1993) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer, who performed and recorded with many groups during his career. He was best known for his graphic live performances which included self-mutilation, parading around the stage naked, fighting more.

He ate his own crap

21 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian/American rapper / pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. more.

A majority of her music is nothing special to me but she actually seems like a really nice person outside of her music. - Mcgillacuddy

The fact Marilyn Manson is above her is a joke. Listen to anaconda. You'll ears will bleed.

Stupid hoe? Just sorry but overrated big time and..what is this world coming too. - mistymac

Her music is annoying, especially Stupid Hoe, but I think she’s a sweet person in real life though, not annoying.

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22 David Geffen
23 Phil Spector Phil Spector Phil Spector is American record producer known for his work with Leonard Cohen, Ramones, John Lennon and The Beatles. He was sentenced to 19 years to life in prison for the murder of Lana Clarkson in 2007.

Looks like an evil professor. - Userguy44

Extremely talented, but if you make him angry, he might kill you.

24 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the worst rappers of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, more.
25 Lil Pump Lil Pump Gazzy Garcia (Known professionally as Lil Pump, born August 17th, 2000) is an American rapper, producer and songwriter. Gazzy began his career in 2016 with a collaboration freestyle with Smokepurpp, which was eventually posted in Soundcloud to popular success. He broke out to mainstream the following more.

More like Lil Trump.

26 Dahvie Vanity Dahvie Vanity David Jesus Torres, better known by his stage name Dahvie Vanity, is an American singer-songwriter and rapper born on September 5, 1984, who is best known as one half of Crunkcore duo Blood on the Dance Floor and as the face and creative mind behind Industrial project Sinners are Winners. He is also more.

Get him higher! - Userguy44

True but he's a flat out bad person.-DarkBoi-X

True he makes awful music and is a horrible person in real life - Lpsgirl

27 Dimash Kudaibergen Dimash Kudaibergen Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergen (Commonly known as Dimash Kudaibergen born May 24th, 1994) is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Dimash is best known as a contestant of a talent show "Singer 2017" in China where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide more.

A very nice person in real life, but drives butthurt top tenners into a frenzy.

28 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching more.

Don't hate him for politics, hate him only if his music is bad, if someone said, "Who thinks Trump is good for keeping the economy 100%? " If he is doing good, don't say "Oh he's doing awful because I hate him," we didn't ask if you hated him, we asked if you think he's keeping the economy good. Idiots (Who hate him for politics) - FallenBlaze

What is wrong with him by saying slavery was a choice.

Yeah, I saw this one coming. At least he had a good album. That's really all I support him for instead of his political and social beliefs. - Mcgillacuddy

He has one song I like lol - NightmareCinema

29 Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Chaim Witz, known professionally by his stage name Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor and television personality.
30 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. more.
31 Khalid Khalid
32 Fred Durst Fred Durst William Frederick "Fred" Durst is an American musician and film director. Durst is best known as the vocalist of the nu metal band Limp Bizkit, formed in 1994, with whom he has released six studio albums.

I really hate that picture I have to find time to upload a Fred Durst pic on here

33 Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan (born 15 August 1967) is an Indian guru, music producer, singer-songwriter, actor, filmmaker, and convicted rapist. He has been the head of the social group Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) since 1990. more.

He's a bad person. He's a rapist.

34 Kimbra Kimbra Kimbra Lee Johnson, known mononymously as Kimbra, is a New Zealand recording artist based in Los Angeles.
35 Ellie Goulding Ellie Goulding Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding is an British singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, born on December 30th, 1986 in Hereford, England . She is most well-known in the U .S. for her singles "Lights," "Love Me Like You Do," "Burn," and has been featured in other songs with Calvin Harris and others . more.

No! She shouldn't be on here. I think she's adorable. - mistymac

36 Jimmy Iovine
37 Chris Collins
38 Neil Portnow
39 Jay Z Jay Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of more.
40 John Legend John Legend John Roger Stephens, better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor.
41 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. more.
42 Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow Sheryl Suzanne Crow is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Her music incorporates elements of pop, rock, folk, country and blues.
43 Melissa Etheridge Melissa Etheridge Melissa Lou Etheridge is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Her self-titled debut album Melissa Etheridge was released in 1988 and became an underground success.
44 Miranda Lambert Miranda Lambert Miranda Leigh Lambert is an American country music singer and songwriter. She is best known as a solo artist, and is a member of the Pistol Annies.
45 Dennis Wilcock Dennis Wilcock

He’s not in the music industry anymore but still, I can’t believe this dumb bastard is trying to sue Iron Maiden - NightmareCinema

46 Clive Davis
47 Jan Axel Blomberg Jan Axel Blomberg Jan Axel Blomberg (also known as Hellhammer) is a Norwegian drummer who is best known as the drummer for the black metal band Mayhem. He is notorious for his racist and homophobic views, even going as far as to honoring Faust (former drummer of Emperor) for stabbing a gay man to death.
48 Joe Smith
49 Irving Azoff
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