Music Artists with a Debatable Personality

CrimsonShark
Some musicians may be nice, cool, loving, sweet and overall wonderful towards their fans and towards others. Others could be really rude, narcissistic or just flat-out douchy (Looking at you Gene Simmons). But what about those who are more mixed and complex than you'd think. Here are some artists with personalities that have their shares of nice and genuine moments and traces of some bad ones.

The Top Ten

1 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.

Aside from the overreactions, he seems like a cool and intelligent guy. His story was so heartbreaking to read:(. His family should go to hell for doing that to him. - RiverVibeZ

Axl Rose can be quite outrageous when it comes to his anger issues, but one must notice that he didn't have the best childhood, considering his parents separated and he was the subject of molestation by his adopted father and never knew his biological father, so I guess the emotional trauma Axl had to go through was huge.

In addition, some people have admitted to say Axl is actually a nice guy these days and has even reconciled with Slash, which makes me smile :). - CrimsonShark

2 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 ...read more.

He used to be a bit of a jerk, but he's simmered down nowadays. - RiverVibeZ

Just read his letter when he's now finished with his cancer diagnose. Pretty nice guy despite some of his idiotic actions

As controversial as he could get, Mustaine can be quite cool with his fans at times. He even shed tears while performing a tribute to Nick Menza and he has warmed up with Metallica. Yet some people still say he's a d*c k to his fans. - CrimsonShark

3 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his ...read more.

I respect Kurt (As overrated as he is personally). I think he was genuinely nice and was someone who would prefer being at a quiet place for peace (Like me at times). Unfortunately, his drug addiction rendered him emotionally unstable and sometimes he became a complete a*h ole. In spite of this, I actually feel sorry for him :(. Hope he's rocking out in Heaven. - CrimsonShark

4 Corey Taylor Corey Todd Taylor was born in December 8, 1973. He is an American musician, author, and actor best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the Nu-metal band Slipknot and hard rock/alternative metal band Stone Sour.

Elite rustler. Cool man - Userguy44

He's cool - DarkBoi-X

He can be quite controversial and somewhat angry, but he can be quite nice of a person and a loving father - TheDarkOne_221b

I love Corey Taylor, but even then, he's had his fair share of hits and misses. - CrimsonShark

5 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.

A lot of people say Lennon was a jerk at times constantly wrestling Paul McCartney over leadership of The Beatles, but I'm pretty sure he was a loving father and that he was someone who would often spread quotes regarding peace and equality. - CrimsonShark

You can't really say that you're sure he did those things, you never met him. - RogerMcBaloney

He used to be a woman beater.

6 Mike Portnoy Michael Portnoy is an American drummer primarily known as the former drummer, backing vocalist, and a co-founder of the progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater. Known for his technical skill as a drummer, Portnoy has won 30 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine.

What did be do? - DarkBoi-X

Why? - Userguy44

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

King is mixed when it comes to personality. Some appreciate him for being genuine and nice to his fans whereas some view him as a complete jerk due to his "rambling" when it comes to being in a microphone in an interview. - CrimsonShark

8 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.

He's warmed up quite recently, but some people still view him as a jerk of sorts unfortunately. - CrimsonShark

9 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.

I like Axl, I like Corey, I even like Dave Mustaine...but this guy? Ugh, I can't stand him. He's a total jackass who thinks that he's above all. Basically, he's like the Kanye West of rock music. He's not that talented either. - RiverVibeZ

He literally said that it was a GOOD thing, that certain musicians killed themselves. Absolute scumbag. - BlueTelegraph

He pisses a lot of people off. Some even say he ruined Rock music. - RogerMcBaloney

10 Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. ...read more.

WhIle I admit Bieber can be a big Jerk, he has done some nice things and sometimes he's quite decent to his fans and he also performed a tribute to Christina Grimmie after she was shot. I'm not a Bieber fan, but his personality isn't that bad, anymore at least

Amazing man. Spit on his fans. Wonderful. - DarkBoi-X

The Contenders

11 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.

Horrible person - DarkBoi-X

12 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 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

I don't know whether to believe the allegations or not, but he definitely had mental issues. Very sad that no one helped him. - RiverVibeZ

13 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.
14 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.
15 Brian Wilson Brian Douglas Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for being the multi-tasking leader and co-founder of the Beach Boys.
16 Todd Rundgren Todd Harry Rundgren is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and record producer who has performed a diverse range of styles as a solo artist and as a member of the band Utopia.
17 Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .
18 Paul Stanley Stanley Bert Eisen, known professionally by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American musician, singer, songwriter and painter best known for being the rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer of the rock band Kiss.
19 Paul McCartney Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .
20 Don Henley Donald Hugh "Don" Henley is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and drummer, best known as a founding member of the Eagles before launching a successful solo career.
21 Glenn Frey Glenn Lewis Frey was an American singer, songwriter and actor, best known as a founding member of the rock band Eagles.
22 Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas.
23 Amy Lee Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.
24 David Draiman David Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device.

I thought he was a nice guy? - Userguy44

He was probably added to the list by someone who dislikes him or his band. - RogerMcBaloney

25 Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American thrash metal band Metallica.
26 Cardi B Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, songwriter, television personality and more.

There isn’t anything positive about her. - Userguy44

Fights with people, acts gross, can be petty and even sometimes downright rude. Also, let's not forget that she raped, drugged, and robbed men. How people find her funny or authentic is appalling to me. Her personality and music is worse than almost all of the people on this list
~Kat

27 Maynard James Keenan Maynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.
28 Machine Gun Kelly Colson Baker, better known by his stage names MGK and Machine Gun Kelly, is an American rapper and actor, from Cleveland, Ohio.
29 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.
30 Dahvie Vanity David Jesus Torres, better known by his stage name Dahvie Vanity, is an American singer-songwriter and rapper born on September 5, 1984, who is best known as one half of Crunkcore duo Blood on the Dance Floor and as the face and creative mind behind Industrial project Sinners are Winners. He is also ...read more.

Gross ass scene kid pedo. - RiverVibeZ

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