Good Music Artists Who are Terrible People


The Top Ten

1 Axl Rose 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.

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

2 Jimmy Page 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.

Kidnapping and raping a minor is pretty awful to me, not to mention he never got punished for it. Great guitarist though. - Mrveteran

3 Deadmau5 Deadmau5 Joel Thomas Zimmerman (a.k.a. deadmau5) is a Canadian DJ producer, formerly a web developer, who produces a wide variety of electronic musical genres, such as electro and dubstep, but is best known for pioneering work in the areas of progressive house and electrohouse. Notable songs include Ghosts n' more.

Putting deadmau5 over Kanye is pretty warranted, but is bound to get Pos to... get mad. - SwagFlicks

4 Roger Waters Roger Waters George Roger Waters, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He was mostly known for the secondary lead vocals and bassist of Pink Floyd .

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

5 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.

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

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

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

6 John Lennon 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.

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.

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

"I have to say that, from my point of view, I felt he was a hypocrite", "Dad could talk about peace and love out loud to the world but he could never show it to the people who supposedly meant the most to him: his wife and son. How can you talk about peace and love and have a family in bits and pieces��"no communication, adultery, divorce? You can't do it, not if you're being true and honest with yourself" - Julian Lennon - zxm

7 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers

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. - Mrveteran

But The Chainsmokers aren't Good Artists! - VideoGamefan5

I think you mean "talentless hacks who are terrible people". - WonkeyDude98

They're not even good to begin with.. - Rorywilbren

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8 Adam Levine Adam Levine Adam Noah Levine is an American singer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5.
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10 Jim Morrison Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.

Chris Brown But A Good Musician - Du

The Contenders

11 Richard Wagner Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas.

The classical music legend left a huge legacy in the classical genre. However, being one of the most prominent composers in the genre, does not make you a good person. Wagner was a prime example of that. Sure there is people nowadays like Kanye West and The Chainsmokers that are just douchebags but surely that must pale in comparison to someone who was Anti-Semitic (meaning racist towards Jews). Damn, sad to think that one of the most prominent composers in my favorite genre actually was a dick. - jack2244

12 Morrissey Morrissey Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May, 1959), known as Morrissey, is an English singer, songwriter and author, rose to prominence as the lead singer of The Smiths, an indie rock band - which was active from 1982 to 1987 . Since then, Morrissey has had a solo career making the top ten of the UK singles more.
13 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.

Oh my god, for the last time, he didn't molest those kids. How many times do we have to say it?!

We all know his pedophile allegations. - Martinglez

14 Varg Vikernes Varg Vikernes

He killed someone, and his excuse for it? He wanted to be cool. Yes, we wasted a career by killing someone. - Swellow

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.

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

Listen to Burzum, and you will see he's talented, read his Wikipedia page and see he is crazy. He is racist, sexist, homphobic, and anti semetic but he is still cool, and what he did was worse then some of these other people. - Lucretia

15 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.

Holy crap he screwed with a minor? That's pretty bad. It just doesn't feel like him. - Mcgillacuddy

He's too soft and innocent. - AlphaQ

He was literally just released from jail - ProPanda

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

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

17 Bob Marley Bob Marley Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.
18 Euronymous Euronymous Øystein Aarseth, 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.

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

When Per Ohlin died, he called Necrobutcher and bragged about how Dead killed himself. He also said that (clinically depressed, traumatized) Dead killed himself because black metal was becoming mainstreams. Crazy, right? - Lucretia

19 Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. He died on 18 March 2017.
20 Buddy Rich Buddy Rich
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