Good Music Artists Who are Terrible PeopleProPanda
The Top Ten
Kind of obvious. His career is overshadowed by his drug addiction which has caused infamy. - Swellow
Self Explanatory - VideoGamefan5
Domestic abuser, racist, dick to bandmates and fans alike, a diva, need I go on? - Mrveteran
They are good a good artist in my opinion.
I believe you on the second part... But they are nowhere near good artists. - 3DG20
But The Chainsmokers aren't Good Artists! - VideoGamefan5
They probably are terrible people. Shame their music was never good, and the laughable irony of them starting a career on mocking the shallowness of modern culture while then keeping themselves out of one hit wonderland by pandering to that same culture. - Mrveteran5 Comments
At least he tried reforming as person in the end (I think). - Misfire
John Lennon is a perfect example of an amazing musician who is also a huge d***. - 3DG20
This is an interesting one. I searched this up and John Lennon was actually a very bad person. This may sound shocking, I know, I was very shocked, but he openly atmitted that he used to beat women. Yes. That actually happened. - Martinglez
It's inexcusable behavior, along with some other things he did. I think it's worth noting that he regretted such behaviour and tried to live what turned out to be his final years in a more responsible and commendable manner. - Billyv
The Chainsmokers aren't good artists. It's just the same generic stuff with no originality whatsoever. I'm not sure if this is true or not, but I've heard stories about John Lennon being racist and abusive. Again, I can't say for sure. It's just what I heard. He was an undeniably talented musician though.3 Comments
He's not that terrible. At least he knows that he's a prick, and he's referred to this personality in many of his songs. I don't care what people say about him. Kanye is a genius when it comes to music. - Mcgillacuddy
Not sure he should be placed this high. His music stopped being good a while back and he himself while an ass, isn't as horrible as some of the people bellow him (Axl Rose, Jimmy Page). - Mrveteran
Kanye West is talented and pretty good at singing. But he can be a dick sometimes and he arrogant and think he's god. - AlphaQ
Well... sort of - ProPanda
Terrible person, sure. But he is not a good musician because a computer is not an instrument. - I80
Update: Never mind, he is a decent artist. Not everything he does is fake. - I80
Putting deadmau5 over Kanye is pretty warranted, but is bound to get Pos to... get mad. - SwagFlicks
Hey what did he do? He is a good artist but what makes you think he's a jerk in real life.-DarkBoi-X
Kidnapping and raping a minor is pretty awful to me, not to mention he never got punished for it. Great guitarist though. - Mrveteran
Come on guys. He had a WILLING relationship with a minor. And was a really nice guy.
What? I love this band! But I can’t hear Diplo anywhere. I hear Jillionaire in Tip Pon It, I hear Walshy Fire in Watch Out For This. But no Diplo.
And I mean Diplo only - ProPanda
Dick to bandmates? Check. Hypocritically whinges about creating bonds between people while holding petty grudges against people like Andrew Lloyd Webber & Bon Jovi? Check. Supports Hamas, thereby making him a terrorist sympathiser? Check. Has the hutzpah to release terrible music post Floyd while complaining about how Floyd's work post-1983 is? Check. Great bassist he may be, but a dick? Absolutely check. - Mrveteran
Violently beat up several of his girlfriends. - JoLeKosovo
Great producer and no doubt an important part of rap history. However, beating up a woman is utterly detestable, making him the Chris Brown of his day. - Mrveteran
What did he do? - AlphaQ
Never found guilty. - Misfire
Oh my god, for the last time, he didn't molest those kids. How many times do we have to say it?!
He used to be a good person but after his song Dirty Dianna, he became a total jerk.
We all know his pedophile allegations. - Martinglez1 Comment
His music is fine, but this guy is an arsonist and a murderer. Psycho. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy
He killed someone, and his excuse for it? He wanted to be cool. Yes, we wasted a career by killing someone. - Swellow
Surprised how low this guy is. I understand that people like The Chainsmokers & Kanye West are douches, but surely that must pale in comparison to someone who killed a bandmate, burned churches and is a Neo-Nazi! He may not be as popular as some of the people higher than him, but as opposed to the others on this list being prats, this guy is evil and insane. I know who I would choose. - Mrveteran
He does make some pretty decent neo-medieval music, but he's just awful and cruel as a person. It's a shame he had to waste his music career.1 Comment
What’d David do? - Misfire
Holy crap he screwed with a minor? That's pretty bad. It just doesn't feel like him. - Mcgillacuddy
He was literally just released from jail - ProPanda
He's too soft and innocent. - AlphaQ
What did he do? I haven't heard anything about him being a jerk. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy
Burned down churches and disrespected bandmates, including Dead who after being found was photographed by Euronymous to use on one of Mayhem's album covers. How lovely. Didn't call the cops at first either. - Mrveteran
Looks like a wrestler. - AlphaQ
Great musician, awful person
I heard a Lostprophets song and it was actually pretty good, but this guy is sick. - 3DG20
This guy tried to rape a baby, not to mention was sentenced for numerous counts of sexual assault against children, meanwhile a police search discovered both child and animal porn at his house. This guy deserves a high placement for that. - Mrveteran
Good artist terrible as a person - Luckys
Kinda obvious, isn't it? Not only did he viscously abuse his then girlfriend Rihanna, but all the subsequent things he's done (like getting into other scuffles, avoiding community service, parking in disabled spaces) makes him even more unlikable. Scumbag. - Mrveteran
Terrible person? Check. Good music artist? Not at all!
Brown has at least some listenable songs, which is more than I can say for some of the others here. - Mrveteran
He’s a terrible person, but he’s also a terrible artist. - 3DG20
Bad artist, bad person. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy
Terrible artist AND person
He’s not that terrible of an artist, but probably one of the worst people in music minus pedophiles and murderers. - 3DG20
What bad did Elvis do?
What did she do wrong?
She can be rude and mean sometimes. She's don't several mean things. - AlphaQ
She’s super annoying as an artist too in my opinion, but yeah, she’s a total b****. - 3DG20
He has good sounding songs, but the lyrics in them are down right offensive! Listen to Nosy Neighbor and you'll see what I mean.
So badly behaved was Mustaine that he got kicked out of his first band, has essentially a revolving door where bandmates are concerned (clearly not being able to form good relationships in that regard), refused to perform with certain bands for religious reasons, has endless feuds with other musicians and even claimed that recent shootings in America at that time were false flag operations to push gun control. Still somewhat likable though, and a fantastic musician nonetheless. - Mrveteran
Metallica was what introduced me to metal, but Dave is such a d*** to his bandmates. - 3DG20
An okay musician, but terrible person. - 3DG20
More like Boner Lmao - AlphaQ
Absolutely fantastic musician, but a drug addict and pimp who abused his wife to the point where she fled worried that he’d kill her
Beat his wife Whitney. - Swellow
Notorious for beating his wife Tina. What a lovely human being, I'm sure you'll agree. - Mrveteran
The drummer of Mayhem. He's a great drummer, but he's also a racist/homophobic prick. He even said in an interview that he honors another black metal drummer for killing a gay man. What a bastard!
His Modern Moran song was the best! But he hates modern Sonic fans.
Great guitarist? Probably. But what a bloody hypocrite. Whinges about how awful capitalism is, all the while becoming rich through that system and happily indoctrinates his impressionable fans to such a dangerous ideology. Not to mention how his lineage is full of corrupt politicians (mainly former Kenyan President Jomo Kenyatta) makes him even more of a hypocrite. - Mrveteran
Been controversial for many years now. This includes:
Had beef with musicians like Amy Winehouse, Bob Geldof, Kylie Minogue among many others.
Attacked a photographer in 2007.
Had controversial music videos, mainly seen with the 2013 one for her song Hard Out Here which was accused of racism.
Patronised the British public by apologising on their behalf for the 'refugees' at the migrant camp in Calais despite herself not taking any in into her £6 million house.
After the tragic attack at an Instanbul nightclub earlier this year which left nearly 40 dead and many others injured, her immediate response showed more concern over the fact that the press referred to the killer as a migrant over those who were affected. How lovely.
Considering such incidents, it's hard to see how she isn't a terrible person, despite being a good musician... in her early days at least. - Mrveteran
Hired a hitman to kill his wife. Need I say more? - Mrveteran
Why her? - Mrveteran
While already smug and arrogant, his main crime is how he gave all of the Live Aid and Band Aid charity money to the dictator Mengistu who used his new finances to buy Russian weaponry and effectively crush his opposition. Not to mention how Geldof was warned by multiple charities to not go ahead with the concert until they had the proper channels ready to help the people, and he just ignored them, leaving many impoverished as a result. The fact that he knowingly did this, while still claiming to be a 'man of the people' makes me utterly sick. - Mrveteran
Drummer of Emperor who killed a gay person for fun. - Mrveteran
Former Iron Maiden signer. Convicted on 8 counts of benefit fraud as well as being banned from America for his bad behaviour including the domestic abuse of his then American girlfriend. - Mrveteran
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