Top 10 Music Acts Where Two or More Bandmates Hated Each Other


The Top Ten

1 The Kinks The Kinks The Kinks are an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies. They are regarded as one of the most important and influential rock bands of the 1960s.

Ray had to bear administrative load for the Kinks since they had terrible management and horrible contracts. Dave was just your typical sex, drugs, and party rocker so Ray probably felt resentful of "carrying" Dave. I read that Dave is the nicer person, and Ray has the difficult personality, but Ray is the genius without whom no lasting fame for Dave, solid guitarist or not. And Mick Avory in siding with Ray knew where his bread was buttered.

Amazing how they lasted 30 years together without becoming an oldies act, or killing each other. Drummer Mick Avory was part of the hatred, too - he hated Dave, Dave hated him, they attacked each other onstage on more than one occasion. Since disbanding, though, both Ray and Dave have relied mostly on this Kinks material in concert and on record. They need each other!

Listen to "Hatred" from the Phobia album.

Brothers Ray and Dave Davies hate each other - it started in the childhood and perhaps will never end.
Dave said, "I think Ray has only been happy for three years of his life … the three before I was born."
The two tried to reunite for Dave's 50th birthday but it was unsuccessful because according to Dave, Ray made it all about him:
"Just as I was about to cut the cake, Ray jumped on the table and made a speech about how wonderful he was, and then stamped on the cake." - Metal_Treasure

2 Oasis Oasis Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, and Tony McCarroll.

They still hate each other. - Userguy44

Where is my nice description to this item? I submitted it 4 days ago. - Metal_Treasure

Bandmates who hate each other are the "sweetest' bros in music - Liam and Noel Gallagher.
Noel on Liam: "He’s like a man with a fork in a world of soup."
Liam on Noel: "I f**kin' hate that t**t there. … I hope one day … I can smash [the] f**k out of him, with a f**kin” Rickenbacker, right on his nose, and then he does the same to me." - Metal_Treasure

3 Simon & Garfunkel Simon & Garfunkel Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel.

Garfunkel consistently expresses affection for Simon in public.

Listeners love their harmonized vocals but Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel can barely stand one another.
Most of the hostility seems to come from Simon's camp. - Metal_Treasure

4 The Beatles The 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 more.

What about these guys? They loved each other, they hated each other... - Metal_Treasure

5 Guns n Roses Guns n Roses Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also more.

Bandmates who hate each other are Axl Rose and Slash.
According to Guns N' Roses's road manager in the early 90s, the reason was... Michael Jackson because:
1) Axl was allegedly molested by his father as a child
2) in the early 90s Michael Jackson was rumored to have molested children and Axl believed it was true
3) Slash agreed to play guitar on Jackson's new song "Black or White", and that "devastated" Axl Rose
4) then Slash escalated the heat by admitting he was getting paid with a flat-screen T.V., and this was the beginning of the end. By 1993 the original Guns N' Roses was ruined.
Axl Rose and Slash reunited in 2016 for a tour. - Metal_Treasure

6 Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival, often shortened to Creedence and abbreviated as CCR, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

That would be founder John Fogerty, who hates his brother Tom, as well as the other bandmates.

Founder and leader Tom Fogerty hates all the other members, and the feeling is mutual.

7 Cream Cream Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton.

Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker were lifelong enemies.

8 Aerosmith Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".

Bandmates who hate each other are Steven Tyler and Joe Perry.
According to Perry, the main problem is that he and the band are in it for the music, while Tyler's in it for fame and women.
This tension was obviously too much to take, judging by how Perry outright quit the band in the early '80s.
In addition, Perry cringes at Tyler's attempts to go into business for himself. - Metal_Treasure

9 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward. more.

Ozzy in conflict with them all? - Userguy44

Ozzy was practically in conflict with all original Black Sabbath members and with some newer members, too.
1) Ozzy vs Tony Iommi - long story but even after so many years, in 2009, Ozzy took legal actions against Tony Iommi (Ozzy claims were ugly)
2) Ozzy vs Geezer - in the late 70s Ozzy even attacked Geezer with a knife which was one of the reasons Ozzy was kicked out of the band
3) Ozzy vs Bill Ward - there was a conflict between them even in 2015 - Metal_Treasure

10 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 more.

Mega Dave is one of the most difficult musicians to work with (for several reasons) so at a point (almost) everyone in this band hated him. And people have been leaving the band. One of the most dysfunctional bands ever.
Even his best buddy in the band, David Ellefson, got alienated for some period of time and one of the band's albums was going to be a solo album by Dave Mustaine.
Insiders say that Dave Mustaine and drummer Nick Menza often had arguments and the song Angry Again was partly inspired by Nick because Mustaine hated Nick a lot. I guess Nick hated him back. R.I.P. Nick. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 KISS KISS Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

Team 1: Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley
team 2: Ace Frehley and Peter Criss

Stanley claimed in his 2014 autobiography that Frehley and Criss are anti-Semitic (Stanley and Simmons are Jewish), that Frehley collected Nazi memorabilia, and that Criss was racist against Asians.
But there are also tensions within "team 1" because Stanley called Simmons an egomaniac who wasn't actually a marketing genius, but that pales in comparison to "you are basically Nazis." - Metal_Treasure

12 Smashing Pumpkins Smashing Pumpkins The Smashing Pumpkins is an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan and James Iha, the band included D'arcy Wretzky and Jimmy Chamberlin in its original incarnation.

Several members have been fighting with each other almost since the beginning - Metal_Treasure

13 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.

Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth hate each other but this didn't cause as much drama as in the other bands on this list.
In a recent interview Eddie claimed that Roth doesn't want to be friends but that seems to suit Eddie just fine.
Eddie also told Billboard, "Roth's perception of himself is different than who he is in reality. We're not in our 20s anymore. We're in our 60s. Act like you're 60." - Metal_Treasure

14 Blink-182 Blink-182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) more.

Bandmates who hate each other are Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker - Metal_Treasure

15 Eagles Eagles The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.
16 Styx Styx Styx is an American rock band from Chicago that formed in 1972 and became famous for its albums released in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
17 Journey Journey Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.

Guitarist Neal Schon and keyboardist Jonathan Cain have been feuding over the band's artistic direction. - Metal_Treasure

18 XTC
19 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). more.
20 The Who The Who The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and more.
21 Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony is an American girl group based in Miami, composed of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and previously, Camila Cabello until her departure from the group on December 18, 2016. The group signed a joint record deal with Simon Cowell's label Syco Records and L.A.
22 The Smiths The Smiths The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.

I'm surprised that they were never mentioned. Johnny Marr and Morrissey have basically become sworn enemies against each other. - Gg2000

23 The Ramones The Ramones The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound.

Johnny and Joey Ramone clashed over a bunch of things- being conservative vs liberal, neat vs unorganized, heck, Johnny Ramone even stole Joey's girlfriend Linda, which led Joey to write "The KKK Took My Baby Away". - Gg2000

24 The Black Crowes The Black Crowes The Black Crowes were an American rock band formed in 1989. Their discography includes eight studio albums, four live albums and several charting singles.

Chris and Rich Robinson have always had contempt against each other. Now, Chris has his own band (the Chris Robinson Brotherhood) while Rich and the rest of the former Black Crowes are in The Magpie Salute. - Gg2000

25 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. 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 Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters more.

I'm surprised that they haven't been mentioned either. Tensions over Roger Waters' artistic vice grip erupted during the making of The Wall, and a lawsuit giving the Pink Floyd name to the other three left Roger bitter towards them. At least they reunited one more time. - Gg2000

26 Gorgoroth Gorgoroth Gorgoroth is a Norwegian black metal band based in Bergen. Formed in 1992 by Infernus, the band is named after the dead plateau of evil and darkness in the land of Mordor (a fictional location in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings).
27 Immortal Immortal Immortal is a black metal band from Bergen, Norway, founded in 1990 by frontman and guitarist Abbath Doom Occulta and former guitarist Demonaz Doom Occulta.
28 Dimmu Borgir Dimmu Borgir Dimmu Borgir is a Norwegian symphonic black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1993. The name is derived from Dimmuborgir, a volcanic formation in Iceland, the name of which means "dark cities" or "dark castles/fortresses" in Icelandic, Faroese and Old Norse.
29 System Of A Down System Of A Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Nu Metal group from Glendale, California . The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. more.

Daron and Serj make a great duo, but they've been fussing since 2004 about political and payment isssues - DoroExploro13

30 Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in July 1967, in London. The band have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.
31 Elvis Costello & the Attractions

Ok, this may be bending the rules since the Attractions were basically his backing band, but the fans treat them almost as a full group anyways. Bruce Thomas, the bassist, has had a long time contempt with Elvis Costello. This was the main reason why they split up in 1986 and again ten years later. Steve Nieve and Pete Thomas still work for him in his current band, The Imposters, but Bruce hasn't been seen with EC since their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction (where he accepted his award but Elvis allegedly refused to let him perform with them). - Gg2000

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