Top 10 Bands with the Most Divided Fanbases

SomePersonYouHate
Regardless if their fans like the band still or no longer do. These bands often aren't terrible but have a 50/50 side to their fanbase. Some of their fans preferring their older stuff or fans that like their new material, and the two sides might clash every now and then.

The Top Ten

1 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative 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 ...read more.

If a band lasts more than 10 years it's bound to have a divided fanbase.

Mainly towards the people that like their older 90s music and the new Green Day fans honestly they're still good now as they were then in my opinion. - SomePersonYouHate

@phillysports I respect your opinion but I absolutely hate Uno, Dos and Tres. It felt really annoying and unlistenable to listen to ~ AlphaQ

True the only good album of the three was Uno which isn't saying much... - SomePersonYouHate

My opinions on every Green Day album from a lifelong fan:
39/Smooth: 6/10
Kerplunk: 7/10
Dookie: 10/10
Insomniac: 8/10
Nimrod: 8/10
Warning: 7/10
American Idiot: 10/10
21st Century Breakdown: 8/10
Uno: 5/10
Dos:6/10
Tre: 6/10
Revolution Radio: 8/10 - phillysports

Agreed but I'd give the trilogy a lower rating still respect your respect though. - SomePersonYouHate

2 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

It's mainly divided between HT/ Meteora fanboys that whine when a new album isn't Nu Metal and the casual fans that like everything they've released. - SomePersonYouHate

Fans like me who like all their albums,My Brother who only like The Hunting Party,and my Mother who only likes One More Light and my Dad who thinks Burn It down{A mediocre song} id their best song.Seriously it is more divided than Green Day - SuperBABY

3 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave ...read more.

Just as divided as the Metallica fanbase maybe slightly more. - SomePersonYouHate

4 Metallica Metallica Metallica 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.

This one's both a yes and a no mainly towards fans that think they sold out and fans that think they haven't sold out. - SomePersonYouHate

5 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters Foo Fighters are an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. The band was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, main songwriter), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar), Nate ...read more.

Like other ones on this list it's mainly divided between fans like their older material and fans that still like their material. - SomePersonYouHate

The Foo Fighters are my favorite band and I've loved every single one of their albums. - phillysports

6 Korn Korn Korn 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.

Sadly the small amount of people who like it are walled in to groups - EliHbk

It's divided between old and new fans for the most part. - SomePersonYouHate

7 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. In 2013 Gontier left the band due to creative differences. He was replaced with Brad's ...read more.

*COUGHS* Mainly towards Adam and Matt in all honesty. - SomePersonYouHate

8 Theory of a Deadman Theory of a Deadman Theory of a Deadman is a rock band from Delta, British Columbia, Canada. Formed in 2001, the band is currently signed to Roadrunner Records as well as 604 Records.

The fanbase was divided because of their new album which is poppy like OML by LP it badly divided the fanbase into two. - SomePersonYouHate

9 Skillet Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

It's very divided I'll say especially if you read the comments on modern Skillet songs. - SomePersonYouHate

10 Nickelback Nickelback Nickelback 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.

Especially towards fans that prefer their older music and people that like all of their music. - SomePersonYouHate

The Contenders

11 Beatles Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

Beatles fans aren't divided in the damn slightest. They seem to agree on liking the Beatles and aren't divided by any of their albums. This is a filler and invalid entry to say of the least. And this is coming from a guy that hates the Beatles... - SomePersonYouHate

Not a particularly sharp divide but there is a split on those who prefer their early work and those who prefer their experimental work.

If you are a fan of a lot of the other bands on here you are going through a phase. - markleo

People like you are the reason this fanbase sucks so much, you know... - DCfnaf

12 Nightwish Nightwish Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen. It's currently formed by Tuomas, Emppu, lead vocalist Floor Jansen, bassist and vocalist Marco Hietala, ...read more.
13 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. ...read more.

Mostly divided between the fans who like all their albums, and the fans who winge because of them dropping the Nu metal style in favour of a more standard Heavy metal style - TheMaelstromKing

14 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.
15 Mastodon Mastodon Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor.

It's mainly people who prefer old vs new Mastodon. I lean more towards their older stuff as their first 4 albums are my top 4, but I still enjoy their new stuff as well. - cjWriter1997

16 Nirvana Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

This fanbase is mainly divided by the fact that Kurt killed himself, half of the fanbase accepts this and moves on while the other half thinks Courtney killed Kurt which is stupid beyond belief. - SomePersonYouHate

17 Trivium Trivium Trivium is an American Heavy Metal band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 1999. Their frontman, Matt Heafy, lead guitarist Corey Beaulieu and Bassist Paulo Gregoletto are the band's most consistent members and have appeared in every album since. ...read more.

Two coins to this one. Part of its fanbase can't get over the fact that their Metalcore style has been grown over in favor of a more Heavy/Thrash Metal musicianship. They'll continue to whine about how rubbish The Crusade and any album after Shogun is, when they don't seem to realize that bands have to change overtime. Furthermore, Trivium as a band has matured over the years, I mean look at their earliest album and then their newest album. There's a lot of difference between those two, yet they retain the same style and is by the same band. But nah, continue on moaning about how Trivium "sold out", while the rest of us can go on and enjoy what they've got to offer. - CrimsonShark

Old style elitists smh - EliHbk

18 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), ...read more.

You have fans of the psychedelic music,the prog and then everything after Waters left

19 Scooter Scooter Scooter are a German dance group founded in Hamburg, who have sold over 30 million records and earned over 80 Gold and Platinum awards.

I've honestly never heard of this band so I don't know what the fanbase is like. - SomePersonYouHate

20 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. ...read more.

They’re tied for my favorite band, but damn the fanbase is divided.

21 Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively ...read more.
22 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One ...read more.

New vs old - Y2K

23 U2 U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have ...read more.
24 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.
25 AC/DC AC/DC AC/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.
26 Genesis Genesis Genesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967. The most commercially successful and long-lasting line-up includes keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins.

Divided between prog and pop fans, Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins fans...

27 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch is an American alternative metal/ alternative rock band formed in, Las Vegas Nevada. The band's came originated from a fictional movie called Kill Bill.
28 In Flames In Flames In Flames is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden, formed in 1990. ...read more.
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30 Suicide Silence Suicide Silence Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos.
31 Whitechapel Whitechapel Whitechapel is an American deathcore band from Knoxville, Tennessee. The band is named after the Whitechapel district in East London, England, referencing the series of murders committed by Jack the Ripper.
32 Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage is an American metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1999 after the disbanding of Overcast and Aftershock.
33 Job for a Cowboy Job for a Cowboy Job for a Cowboy is an American death metal band from Glendale, Arizona. Formed in 2003, the band's debut album Genesis was released in 2007, peaking at No.
34 Van Halen Van Halen Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.
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