Top 10 Biggest Douchebags of Rock and Metal

Rock and Metal have their fair share of douchebags from their ego's to their overall annoyance.

The Top Ten

1 Courtney Love Courtney Michelle Love is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and visual artist. A notable figure in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s, Love's career has spanned four decades.

Somebody has already said it but isn't the word douchebag for men? - Alkadikce

Didn't she overdose in front of her daughter? What a lovely human being, I'm sure you'll agree. - Mrveteran

Kurt deserved better than Courtney..

She is literally a douchebag. What a hateful, selfish troll. Kurt would still be here if it weren’t for her.

2 Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

I am a big fan of Guns N Roses and his voice is amazing, but he is not the nicest person on the world

Axl minds his own business. Just because you don't agree with him doesn't mean he's a douche. One In Million is not an attack on homosexuals or people of another race. It is a story of Axl's experiences before making it big. - HollywoodRose

I think this one requires no explanation.

He is a homophobic a-hole. A shame because I really like a few Guns and Roses songs, but I can't listen to them anymore.

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

He has a really big ego...

At the end of the day he is still metallica

4 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.

Just a huge douche - Kiss one of the most overrated bands ever.

Depressed people should kill themselves; that's some amazing advice you've got there Simmons. I suppose Kurt Cobain, Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell need to owe you a lot, don't they, because those three did the right thing killing themselves because they were depressed. Ronnie James Dio is a pathetic ripoff, because Gene invented the metal horns, and has been using it ever since.

No seriously, I hate Gene Simmons SO MUCH! At least with Axl Rose, I can sympathize with him due to his backstory and he's actually gotten better overtime. Gene's the same pompous, fame/money greedy A-hole since KISS's success. His own son even criticized him, calling him the "Donald Trump of Rock music", which is coincidental considering he actually supports Trump. What's sad is that he never had a sad back story to influence his personality. He got popular, and his fame got the best of him. - CrimsonShark

I don't even need to explain this one...

5 Ted Nugent Theodore Anthony "Ted" Nugent is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and far right activist. Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of the Amboy Dukes, a band formed in 1963 that played psychedelic rock and hard rock.

He may have done some crazy or weird stuff, but I've met him before and he seemed pretty chill and kind enough to sign my guitar t-shirt although he may have been feeling a little stressed - nickolie

Decent guitar player but damn it needs to be said, he has one hell of a ego!

6 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.

He has quite the ego...


He's an ass

7 Jacoby Shaddix Jacoby Dakota Shaddix is an American musician, singer-songwriter, sporadic actor and former television presenter.

This Papa Roach singer sure is one hell of a douche.

8 Dave Mustaine David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own more.

This dude...he literally called himself the best guitarist

Dang some ego - GreenDayFan21

Dude wishes every day he was as good as Metallica

9 Ian Watkins Ian Watkins is a Welsh singer and convicted sex offender, best known as the former vocalist for the rock band Lostprophets.

He should be on top of that list. - nickolie

He's a paedophile and has raped countless of people including children, and once even tried to rape a baby. A BABY! He's a depraved psychopath and deserves to be at no. 1

10 Varg Vikernes Louis Cachet, (born Kristian Vikernes) more popularly known as Varg Vikernes, is a Norwegian musician, writer, and a convicted murderer and arsonist. He is known as the frontman of the one-man band Burzum (named after a word in the Black Speech, which is a fictional language in J.R.R. Tolkien's The more.

Hands down one of the big douches of any musical genre, let alone metal. Burns down churches, is a Neo-Nazi and killed a bandmate. Deserves a high spot on the list. - Mrveteran

He is lower than Chad Kroeger, who donated to charity. Is this a joke? - 445956

Should be higher than Kroeger... at least Kroeger isn't a murderer.

But dat smile though - GreenDayFan21

The Contenders

11 Chad Kroeger Chad Robert Kroeger is a Canadian musician and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian rock band, Nickelback.

How is he a douchebag? He donates to charity and cares about his fans.

12 M. Shadows Matthew Charles Sanders, better known by his stage name M. Shadows, is an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the American metalcore/alternative metal band Avenged Sevenfold.

Nicest guy ever!

Self explantory really... just listen to his live out burts.

13 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.

Manson's not a douchebag. He's just out there, but still a decent dude.

Funny that they put him on this list. I love him I mean he's like the most original rock figure out there and he tries to be a duchebag on purpose I honestly love it!

I don't know how and why, but Marilyn Manson is definitely not a "douchebag" - Mumbizz01

He doesn't just have a ego he intentionially wants to be controversial enough said.

14 Ozzy Osbourne John 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 more.

A bit weird definitely, but not douchy

Let's go after the facts, abuses alochol and drugs, has a big ego and displays lots of attiude.

15 Kid Rock Robert James Ritchie Sr., known professionally as Kid Rock, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, musician, record producer, activist, minister and actor.

He should be higher on the list. - domfincrag

Shouldn't even be on the list if you ask me. - HollywoodRose

He should be near the top of the list

No explanation needed.

16 Bono Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".

Chad Kroeger, who donates to charity, gets a spot yet this literal piece of crap (as shown by South Park) doesn't. I love U2 but if I met this guy in real life I would just give him a punch in the face. - 445956

What is wrong with whoever added bono here please take him off of this list

17 Jimmy Page James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

For me, my most hated person in all of music. While he is a fantastic guitarist and I'm not one to whinge about rock'n'roll rebellion, there are limits. Like kidnapping and raping a minor, for instance. Here, Page kidnapped a 14 year old Lorri Maddox because he took a fancy to her. After getting his roadie to kidnap her, she was imprisoned by Page while they had frequent sex, so he wouldn't be arrested. Utter scumbag, and to make things worse, unlike the many others on this list, Page was never arrested or punished for his crimes. Glad to know society is all in good shape, am I right? - Mrveteran

He is a legend

Wait what. The Guitar God was not a douchebag. He was a great person!

18 Liam Gallagher William John Paul "Liam" Gallagher is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis, and later as the singer of Beady Eye.

Liam is quite the character. I love him, but I have to admit he's a dipstick. - HollywoodRose

Got banned from an airline for abusing passengers

Oasis is better than the Beatles

19 Euronymous Øystein Aarseth (1968-1993), who went by the pseudonym Euronymous, was a Norwegian guitarist and co-founder of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. Euronymous was stabbed to death by band member Varg Vikernes in August 1993. more.

Satanic Dirtbag

20 Wes Scantlin Wesley Reid "Wes" Scantlin is an American songwriter, lead singer, guitarist, and the only remaining founding member of the American post-grunge band Puddle of Mudd.
21 Vince Neil Vincent Neil Wharton is an American vocalist and musician, best known as the lead vocalist of glam metal/ hair metal band Mötley Crüe.

Trumptard republican values and an alcoholic and murderer who got off scott free

Just a vile unwashed no-talent dbag in every aspect.

22 John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

Let's be real here people, this dude was the perfect example of a rock douche. He took lots of LSD, abused his wife (as well as cheat on her) and son, and donated money to a terrorist organization. I'm just saying.

23 James Hetfield James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

He's mellowed now, but back then, he was an ass. He and Lars Ulrich acted like jerks to Jason Newsted and acted real surprised when Jason left Metallica. And with Dave being booted from Metallica? You couldn't fully blame Dave for attacking James, as the dude basically just kicked Dave's dog. Still, I'm a huge fan of both Metallica and Megadeth, and there are worse douches on this list.

What's wrong with Hetfield? He seems like a nice person.

24 Trent Reznor Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. He is known for his intense music videos.

Not a big NIN fan, but I wouldn't call him a douche...

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

"Metallica is living off past success"
Explain to me how Slayer is not living off past success there Mr. King?
Oh wait you can't...

26 Billy Corgan William Patrick "Billy" Corgan Jr. is an American musician, songwriter, producer, television writer, poet, and professional wrestling promoter best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins.
27 Frankie Palmeri

He desrves to be on this list

28 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.
29 Phil Anselmo Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo is an American musician who is best known as the former lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Pantera. He currently is the vocalist of heavy metal bands Down and Superjoint Ritual.
30 Bret Michaels Bret Michael Sychak, professionally known as Bret Michaels, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and reality television personality.
31 Glenn Danzig Glenn Danzig is an American singer, songwriter, and musician from Lodi, New Jersey. He is the founder of the bands Misfits, Samhain and Danzig. He owns the Evilive record label as well as Verotik, an adult-oriented comic book publishing company.

One of those people who thinks he can sue everyone for any reason

32 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.

The most racist and homophobic drummer ever. I'd put him in the top 5.

33 Jared Leto Jared Joseph Leto is an American actor, singer-songwriter, and director. He is well known for being the lead singer of Thirty Seconds to Mars.
34 Tommy Lee Thomas Lee Bass, best known as Tommy Lee, is a Greek-American musician and founding member of heavy metal band Mötley Crüe.

Should be higher than Vince - HollywoodRose

35 Danny Worsnop Danny Robert Worsnop is an English musician, singer and songwriter, prominently known as the lead vocalist of rock bands Asking Alexandria and We Are Harlot.
36 Oli Sykes Oliver Scott "Oli" Sykes is a British musician, best known as the lead vocalist of the band Bring Me the Horizon. He also founded the apparel company Drop Dead Clothing.
37 Yngwie J. Malmsteen Yngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who was born on June 30th, 1963, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was known for his neoclassical metal playing style back in the 1980s.

Back his early times such as the 80s. - nickolie

38 David Vincent David Justin Vincent, also known as Evil D, is an American musician who is best known as the former lead vocalist and bassist for the death metal band Morbid Angel as well as the bassist for Genitorturers.
39 Sebastian Bach Sebastian Philip Bierk, known professionally as Sebastian Bach, is a Canadian heavy metal singer who achieved mainstream success as frontman of Skid Row from 1987-96. Since his departure from Skid Row, he has had many television roles, acted in Broadway plays, and leads a solo career.
40 Tim Lambesis Timothy Peter Lambesis is an American extreme metal musician and producer, best known as the founding member and lead vocalist of American metalcore band As I Lay Dying.
41 Roger Waters George Roger Waters is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He is mostly known for being the secondary lead vocalist and bassist of Pink Floyd.

You don't have David Gilmour and Richard Wright in your band and treat them like that. Also anti semetic - SoldierOfFortune

42 Chris Martin Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He is best known as the lead singer of rock band Coldplay.

I don't see how he's a douche but ok...

This guy thinks he’s cool but he move just like a toddler
He is an embarrassment
He sings like a man having a flu
And he is an hyperactive maniac

43 Scott Stapp Scott Stapp is an American singer, songwriter, and musician, known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of hard rock bands Creed and Art of Anarchy. He also has two solo albums: The Great Divide and Proof of Life.

Nuts. This guy's nuts. - HollywoodRose

44 Geoff Tate Geoff Tate is a German-born American singer and musician who rose to fame in the 1980s with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche.
45 Noel Gallagher Noel Thomas David Gallagher is an English musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist. He served as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the rock band Oasis.

Pfff. Thinks he's the best at everything. Oh wait, he IS the best at everything. Okay, I'll let his mildly arrogant behavior slide. - HollywoodRose

46 Brian Jones Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was an English musician, the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones.
47 Ivan Moody Ivan L. Moody, known by the pseudonym Ghost during his time with Motograter, is the lead vocalist for American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch from Las Vegas, Nevada.
48 Robb Flynn Robert Conrad "Robb" Flynn is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the heavy metal band Machine Head. Flynn formed the band along with Adam Duce, Logan Mader and Tony Costanza after leaving Bay Area thrash band Vio-Lence.
49 Papa Emeritus Papa Emeritus, alias Tobias Forge is best known as the lead singer of the masked Swedish band Ghost. He is also the lead singer of the death metal band Repugnant and Swedish rock band Subvision
50 Gary Glitter Gary Glitter is a former glam rock singer and songwriter. He sold over 20 million records and regained media attention in 1999 when child pornography were found on his laptop and committed sex offences with children. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison in 2015.
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