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 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.

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 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. 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 Seattle home in 1994.

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

3 Dave Mustaine Dave Mustaine ...read more.

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

4 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.

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

He used to be a woman beater.

5 Mike Portnoy 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.
6 Corey Taylor 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.

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

He can be somewhat aggresive at times! - EliHbk

7 Kerry King 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 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 Ted Nugent Ted Nugent
10 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he is Christian . He is the son of an author, Pattie Mallet . ...read more.

The Contenders

11 James Hetfield 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.
12 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 ...read more.
13 Brian Wilson 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.
14 Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren
15 Prince 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" .
16 Gene Simmons 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.
17 Paul Stanley 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.
18 Paul McCartney 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 .
19 Don Henley 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.
20 Glenn Frey Glenn Frey Glenn Lewis Frey was an American singer, songwriter and actor, best known as a founding member of the rock band Eagles.
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