Top 10 Most Stupidly Hated Bands

Some people hate bands who are actually good because it's the cool thing to do. These are the bands who have been subjected to that and shouldn't have been.

The Top Ten

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.

I really like Nickelback and their music, and I too sometimes don't understand why they get so much hate. I've heard people say that their songs all sound the same. Like does Far Away and Rockstar sound the same? Or Photograph and Gotta Be Somebody? I don't think so. I will admit, their are some parts of some songs that sound the same, but doesn't a lot of music sound the same? I've also heard people say they sound so bad that they would kill themselves or do something stupid and disturbing rather than listen to one Nickelback song. Like that is so untrue, people just say that to seem cool and jump onto the Nickelback hate train, and it's pretty stupid. It's like sheep, if one person hates Nickelback, then almost everyone else will. They obviously aren't the best band of all time, but they definitely aren't the worst band of all time either, I've heard so many other bands that are worse than Nickelback. I do think Chad Kroeger is a good singer and very successful songwriter, just look ...more

Everyone hates them even if they know they are better than a lot of modern artists. They're absolutely not among my favourite bands, but people need to stop hating on them.

I'm in the minority that hate Justin bieber, I testify against psy, and I hate most of the female artist of today, but why is this one of the bands that people hate the most? First of all it's not fair, there just a band that love to play and that's what musics all about, second everybody says they suck, to the point were we say all right already take your opinions somewhere else. Third they at least try harder compared to the other so called hit musicians, and they least have some great songs including rockstar, and burn it to the ground. And worst they don't just attack the band, but also anyone who gives them a fair chance that is inexcusable. In short nickel back is a good band that need more appreciation. If I were to compare them to an animated film it will be cars 2, because people put themselves on there high horse and don't give them a fair chance. So. End by saying give nickelback a chance

I personally don't hate Nickelback, and I definitely don't hate on them to be cool. They just don't appeal to me, and that's the main reason why it has been heavily hated on. I don't see it as a trend to be cool to despise them. They just don't appeal to the majority. I will say that I can see why they're easy to dislike. I personally think that Chad's vocals are a bit rough and sharp that it makes most of their work unbearable to listen to. His singing could work for some people, but it doesn't work for the rest of us. I will say they do deserve to be here because of how much they are hated, but I won't say they are the worst band ever.

Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland. They're mostly known for their singles like Break Stuff, My Way, My Generation, Nookie, Eat You Alive, Rollin', and Take a Look Around. They ...read more.

I'm sorry but the lets rag on Fred Durst because he's white and accidentally started a riot bandwagon is one ridden by people who've never even heard a limp bizkit song. Limp Bizkit has that juvenile delinquent vibe and heavy rifts that makes me go insane every time I hear them. Limp Bizkit might not be as good as Led Zeppelin but they're pretty awesome.
Best song: BREAK STUFF

Thank you. Limp bizkit might not have the talent of bands like led zeppelin. But they tap into my adolecence angst better than any other band period

There's a reason why they're hated. They're posers, Fred Durst is an ass, they made an album with Young Money, etc.

Limp Bizkit is one of my favorite bands. They just have some good beats and ryhmes. I find them to be very underrated overall.

Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.

They are so talented. Their metalcore albums had nothing great, but when they started making heavy metal stuff they revealed to be among the most talented modern metal artists. Moreover they are very innovative and diverse.

I had to go for Avenged Sevenfold as I'm not familiar with any of Nickleback's albums (barring few songs) and must admit although their music lacks substance and creativity but to say they are the worst band out there is being ignorant... Coming to the point, from my perspective the animosity towards A7x has merely anything to do with their music and highly because of their rabid annoying fan base/popularity/appearance/stage names blah blah blah..I'm not an A7x fan but I do appreciate their humility and caring attitude towards people and fans and not to mention they're a highly talented bunch of guys and gutsy as well through constant experimentation in their music throughout their career despite bearing the knowledge that losing fans in that process is almost a certainty..For me, if it wasn't for them initially the interest and urge towards entering the gate of Heavy Metal wouldn't have been even a remote possibility...

I can see why people hate the fans, I'm a fan and trust me I know those people. But the band it's self is just great, a talented bunch and if you would just listen to the music instead of the fans, maybe you would see why me and so many others love them.

The fact that people refer to them as A7X is reason enough to hate this band. It's angry teenager music and that's all it will ever be.

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.

I agree that their later albums are lame, but hating them for selling out is kinda stupid honestly. If you don't like those albums, just don't listen to them and stick to their older thrash metal stuff. Simple as that.
- Kat

I do believe Metallica can be really overrated in some circumstances (IE Master of Puppets being voted best on almost every top ten to many top tens, people tlking about Enter Sandman like it's better than anything, people claiming Fade to Black is the most emotional song ever written. ) But at the same time that doesn't make the band bad. And albums such Load and Lulu aren't really signs of weakness in my opinion but rather the band falling into genres people don't like. And at least Metallica shows true expression and emotion in there music unlike some bands.

Hi guys, I'm glad too see you all hear stand at Metallica side! They just did not deserved to be so hated, they have few bad albums but hey guys remember good old albums they are working hard to do what the do today to be one of the greatest Metal bands, I meet some people how said thinks like Metallica is not true trash. I think Metallica is true Trash metal band so this is all of me, have a nice days and stay rock.

I see too many people saying "Metallica is garbage" or similar nonsense. While I personally don't like their most recent albums (except Death Magnetic, that one is pretty good, ) their first four albums were excellent. I figure most people who dislike Metallica probably haven't spent much time listening to their older music.

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.

Korn is pretty disturbing but the one song "Daddy" is about a child who got sexually abused by some sort of family friend then the child told his mother about that but refused to believe. Yeah, that's scary enough. Do you know who the child is? The lead singer was Jonathan Davis is the child. You may think Nightmares at Elm Street is real, then it is based on a true-event about Jonathan got abused when he was 12 years old and I'm pretty sure that the story was just realistic than I expected. But "Daddy" is a true-event masterpiece that the band never deserved to be in the worst list.

(Note: I'm not a Korn fan, but if you want to know about the song "Daddy", search Top Ten Most Disturbing Songs of All Time and I knew this song was number one.)

They probably hate them because they think they're "satanic" which is a really stupid idea to hate popular rock/metal bands.

I swear this whole rumor of rock and metal needs to die. How would you people like it if I went around saying that country and rap are satanic? Would you fans of those genres appreciate that?

I'm no fan of Korn, but they don't have any reasons to be hated. They know how to play their instruments pretty good.

They must be hated, their song "All in the Family" is the proof, I say that ALMOST ruined Fred Durst's career.

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 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson ...read more.

Is everyone stupid enough to hate AC/DC, while they haven't done anything disgraceful, when idiots like 21 Savage, Young Thug, etc, are out there?
Hmm, I guess that some Pop or Hip-Hop fans hate AC/DC! But guys, this is good music! Not my fault if you can't appreciate it!

Whenever I ask someone why he hates AC/DC, he always replies 'their songs sound the same'! I don't think people actually hate the band, they just hate the fact that their songs sound the same.

Drug out to the street and shot? Really? That's TOO violent for the haters, they don't deserve that!
I'd say: Anybody who hates AC/DC should drink some Listerine, get his ears checked or eat his nails!

This is one of the bands that are overrated and overhated at the same time! But if you ask me, this band is very amazing!

Creed Creed was an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

This band is among the most hated. I think they were actually good. Certainly not the best, but good

This should be #1 and this band is amazing.

Disturbed Disturbed is an American nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .

Honestly I think that disturbed is one the best bands ever. I have nothing else to say, except they are awesome.

Too soft and weak emotions lol! ! Grow some balls

I'm a huge fan and I don't think there is
anything to hate about them.

So what if David is a dick, he's one hell of a singer. That's for sure

He's actually a really nice dude. Met him at an In Flames show once. He tolerated my drunk ass for a few minutes.

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

Many people hate linkin park, and I cannot understand why. They hate them because they were nu metal, but at the same time they hate them because they don't do only nu metal, they hate them for literally everything they did. This needs to stop. You cannot say a band is talentless because you don't like them. The great variety of genres they did is a proof of their incredible talent.

Great band, I really don't see why anyone would hate them except for the newer albums. Hybrid Theory, Reanimation, Meteora and Minutes To Midnight were awesome. The Hunting Party and Living Things were good. But One More Light...I know Chester died, but it was a bad album, sorry.

I don't understand why Linkin Park is so hated?
Because they turned away from HT/Meteora style when people complained that they were similar and yet get mad when they released MtM because it's so different?
I respect them for trying different things and moving from the norm, their music matured and weren't afraid to try something new. in my opinion, minutes to midnight is their best album.
Just because they don't make music you like anymore doesn't give you a reason to hate them. Aboard the hate bandwagon.

Linkin Park haters should hate all music because Linkin Park has mixed rap, rock, metal, alternative, and punk into one thing. With so much for so many different types of people to love why do people hate them so much? Oh yeah! They're stupid.
Best song: ONE STEP CLOSER

Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots was formed in San Diego, CA in 1989. ...read more.

The Contenders

Marylin Manson

People hate him ( and his band ) because of their dark appearance and because they think they are satanic. Someone says the singer cannot sing. I'm a recent fan of theirs, and I can say that mm is not the best singer, but he is good.

I don't like Marilyn Manson as a person, he's creepy and rather disturbing...definitely not someone I want to meet. I do like his music though, but it's an acquired taste. I don't blame people for disliking it.
- Kat

Gimmick, gimmick and gimmick. He has this edgy "scary" image yet his music is the most vanilla industrial metal you can ever hear. I've been more intimidated by Mindless Self Indulgence.

Most stupid white middle class teenagers are scared of Marylin Manson. That's why they gang up on him. But Manson doesn't care and neither does his fans. He has amazing guitar rifts and if you don't get it you never will.
Best song: THE DOPE SHOW

Demon Hunter Demon Hunter is an American Christian metal band from Seattle, Washington, started in 2000 by brothers Don Clark and Ryan Clark. Although the brothers created the band together, only Ryan remains, since Don left the band to take care of his family.

People hate Demon Hunter because it is trendy nowadays to hate Christians.

Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.

Coldplay is an alright band that people appear to hate for no real reason. Songs like 'clocks' are brilliant, although there' later stuff is not as good. What I do hate about them is that people incorrectly label them as 'the most depressing band in existence. Coldplay are in no way at all depressing. Anyone who claims they are does obviously not know the meaning of depressing.

A bad copy of U2 and even copying U2 when they were just plain vulgar..

Overrated singer (he is no Mercury) and band that is so so lame whose only sole purpose was and is to sell corporate "beautiful" music.. as art they have zero originality, no integrity and technical speaking they are terrible (I play all instruments)

Could not even play a 5/4 tune if needed..

Their music is so soulful. It bugs me when people say "Chris Martin sings falsetto all the time and it's so annoying" because in almost all of Queen's songs, Freddie Mercury sings falsetto. And if you don't like Chris Martin as a person, that doesn't mean you can't like Coldplay as a band.

Coldplay wasn't always such a hated band, once throughout the 2000s they were critically accaimed and had a good following, but after Viva La Vida, their credibility and sound started to change forming the sound you hear them sing today.

Slipknot Slipknot is an American Alternative/ Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Alternative Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror ...read more.

People that hate Slipknot have never actually listened to them or have but just don't like the genre. You shouldn't hate a band because you think you would without listening to them and I know this because I was a Slipknot hater until I actually listened to them. and lastly if you don't like a specific type of music just don't listen to it no one is holding your family hostage and will kill them if you don't to them.

The only good reason for people to dislike Slipknot is because they aren't that persons type of music. But that's sadly isn't the case one of the reasons why they are hated is because they wear masks

People hate slipknot because of their imagery. Trust me if they dressed like limp bizkit and sung about the stupid ignorant crap that limp biskit does they would be just as popular

Chad aplin from Iowa is the backbone of this band best singer he took cory to school and showed him how to sing. Every slip fan should thank Chad. Chad aplin rules

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.

These guys are the definition of a boy band. I think the Beatles are definitely overrated. It's my belief that at their time they were edgy or there just wasn't anything else like them. The media hyped them up and gave them the the image that they were somehow the greatest of all time. Looking back on it now, they're pretty good at best. I just think they are enormously overrated and get too much credit. Not at all bad, but just overrated.

Who in the world can hate The Beatles only low life people like kids these days saying oh 1D is better than The Beatles and all that other crap like that.

You like them or not, the facts don't change! They're the reason why Rock Music is so famous and our favourite bands wouldn't exist without them!

I don't hate the Beatles, I just really don't care for their music.

30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band currently consists of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto.

How can anyone hate them? They are so amazingly talented with great vocals and beats

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.

Who started the let's blame nirvana for Creed and Candlebox trend? Because someone should take a baseball bat to their car. Nirvana has some of the best song writing and emmotion of any band. Period. RIP Kurt you did one hell of a job.
Best song: SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT

Nirvana is underrated as well as overrated. After Kurt's death the isle split even farther, but I am on the side that appreciates the passion in their music as well as what they did for a generation!

What the hell does Creed or Candlebox have to do with Nirvana? They are crap, Nirvana isn't

No one is cooler than Kurt cobain

Insane Clown Posse Insane Clown Posse is an American hip hop, horrorcore and rap rock duo consisting of rappers Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, that was formed in 1989 in Detroit. ...read more.

Why people hate ICP? I'm a Juggalette, and people are saying: "They just suck. Period. Grown men should not be running around wearing face paint and rap about killing people and doing drugs. Grow up."
That's simply stereotyping. You're the one who needs to grow up and stop judging people by their music taste. It's your life? No. Have I ever done something bad to you? No. Then why do you hate me? Mmfwcl

Their songs are misogynist, they rap about committing crimes and their lyrics are dreadfully disturbing. Their rapping is quite good, I admit (better than Eminem), but raps with misogynistic and disturbing lyrics is not something which I can appreciate. Sorry!

I love them. They are original and you don't get that often. They are nice and funny guys. They shouldn't get the hate they do. If you dis them you might as well dis all of rap/hip hop.

ICP is my favorite band. I get that people are allowed to like and not like things. But what bothers me is when some people go out of their way to say they hate them simply to try to make the people who do feel bad. And it's always for absolutely stupid reasons like "They dress like clowns! Therefore it's stupid!" "They curse too much!" "They caused Juggalos to exist!". And usually those same people only listened to like one or two ICP songs.

I have some things to say.

I am a Juggalette who likes ICP, but from being one I know you don't have to like them to be a Juggalo. It's a subculture, a lifestyle, a way of thinking, a family. Juggalos can listen to what ever they want. And we're actually mostly decent people, we're just weird and misunderstood.

Also, don't bring even up the "Juggalos are a gang" or "People who listen to ICP are part of gang activity" lies. We aren't a gang. The authorities are realizing that ...more

Rush Rush was a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.

I very much agree. It's amazing how despite the fact that Rush has more gold and platinum records than any other band besides The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, I still get blank looks whenever I mention them.

Rush isn'r really hated that much, but they are extremely underrated!

You're right. So are Dream Theater, Radiohead, and Nightwish. People really need to get a closer look of the music world.

Rush aren't even hated, they're just underrated

Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.
Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. 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 ...read more.

They are a great band and hated for selling out... Lets be honest they changed there style over time, Green Day never sold out they have always had catchy songs with repetitive verses, even in their early days. They are one of a kind, punk or not, and are keeping rock alive!

Green Day isn't hated because they suck. It's an entirely different reason really it's because they are considered pop punk which isn't even a thing. Because you can't have mainstream high radio play punk because that's exactly what punk isn't.

They are hated for "selling out" and going mainstream... We saw this with many great bands, and unlike a lot Green Day has really been driven by passion and not money!

They're okay, my two friends love them, though.

Pantera Pantera was an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The band started out as a Glam Metal act in the 1980s with little success. After discarding their original lead vocalist and enlisting Phil Anselmo, the band signed a major record deal with ...read more.

Great metal band that are often hated in the metal community as they are seen as the fore-fathers of modern (insert metal genre)-core / nu metal, most of which is rubbish. Pantera themselves however are superb

Anyone who hates Pantera obviously has never listened to their music

Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

They're way better than people give them credit for.

They sold out with Evolve.

They aren't even rock.

Their singer is ridiculously annoying and pop radio continuously forces their music down everyone's throats

Babymetal Babymetal is a Japanese metal idol band. Their line-up consists of Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-metal", Yui Mizuno as "Yuimetal", and Moa Kikuchi as "Moametal".

All I can say is, how dare they! Take 'metal' out of your band name this instant! Get rid of those horrible, high pitched, annoying & painful baby voices & replace them with a male metal head that can seriously rip it up! Then I might listen.

I personally don't like their music...Who could combine j-pop with metal...and this stupid band did it! Well done Babymetal! You make pop-metal Japanese crap

They are so bad

This is pop metal

My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

They're factually good and have talent. Just cause they look and sound emo doesn't mean they're bad (although they're the only good emo band)
- Kat

To be honest this entire list is pretty autistic, why not go for actual bands people hate/only like ironically like smash mouth

Yeah, they aren't that great a band. I don't even listen to them. However, they are nowhere close to terrible. Reserve the hate for similar bands that actually do suck, like Fall Out Boy and Panic! At The Disco.

they suck

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