Top Ten Music Artists You Can't Criticize Without Being Attacked

According to the logic of this website, hating these is the ultimate sin, when it truly isn't.
(WARNING - This list is from the maker's perspective. Rude/mockery/vicious comments will be reported.)

The Top Ten

1 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.

Thank you, Swellow! I like the Beatles, always have BUT they are overrated. They are! And whenever I voice this opinion, I have to watch my back from the attack of the Giant Killer Beatles Fans. - Britgirl

As songwriters ( Lyrics and melodies ) they were unique and therefor they can not be overrated. As musicians on the other hand they are pretty overrated. None of them were exeptional instrument players.

I told my dad they sucked and he freaked and he started yelling about how great they are - B0S5J4M3S

Oh my god. Seriously. it's like saying "i don't like the beatles" is sacrilegious or something. it IS possible not to like them

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2 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition more.

If LZ is over-rated, then every band is over-rated. They are in the top five music acts of all time, with a legitimate claim to the top spot overall. Nothing is perfect, but they are great, and even though many people do not like them just means that even more people do not like other music acts.

I get attacked on a daily basis just for thinking they're trash. Honestly what happened to opinions? - AlphaQ

This zep fan admits that Led Zeppelin done many bad things.And they are overrated(little bit of ) - zxm

3 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.

Over loved by teenage boys who are pumped up on their first surge of testosterone, and suddenly imagine that they are incredibly wise and important.

Yes of course, criticizing for good reasons is always fine. We should ask, what exactly are good reasons, and who gets to decide if they are good.

Most Queen fans are OK, but some fans disregard the band's career and simply overpraise Freddie Mercury or ignore a lot of their songs. - Swellow

"the haters are way worse than the fans".

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4 Beyonce Beyonce Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from more.

She's just a former Destiny's Child member! I love most of her songs! She's so cool, she's popular. - DynastiSugarPop

I don't like Beyoncé. This has made me lose friends. - Teravolt1422

In that case they weren't proper friends in the first place, so I say good riddance. - Entranced98

5 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching more.

Well she gets hate but I don't really see the fans get angry and stuff. - AlphaQ

6 Metallica 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". more.

Like most popular bands, they're decent but so many people make them out to be more of who they are. - Swellow

I usually get downvotes when I say this band is overrated. - zxm

I like Metallica. Not their fans. - Teravolt1422

St. Anger - Nickelstickman

7 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One more.

They are very generic sounding, their songs revolve around the same themes, and it's been said before, genre bending has been done before. Zappa, Gorillaz, Green Day, heck, Pink Floyd mixed in prog and psychedelic along with some (very little) pop. They're not unique. Not even the slightest. Just a Chili Peppers knockoff. - isaaonrtdmtr

What is so special about this band? Genre bending has existed before, and artists such as Gorillaz or Zappa did it much better between these two. Then there's the Skeleton Clique, arguably the worst new music artist fanbase. - Swellow

In my opinion they really suck... hear me out on this one. For one, most of their songs consist of what's basically 3 chords. Secondly, their 'relatable' lyrics are as cringe-worthy as they are pathetic. Lastly, their lead singer can't even sing! (Not to mention most of their fan base is absolutely terrible) - Brobusky

I'd rather not say anything, I've said plenty already. Looking at these replies it's quite ironic and definitive what list this is on. - naFrovivuS

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8 Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.

"She is actually good", so you are saying she is better than The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and the other artists listed, which justifies her fans lashing out.

No she only said melanie is good and I think you should shut up because you're overreacting - RoseCandyMusic

I don't know. Although the fans are like any other fans from any other fandoms and will attack you for the hate, she actually is good. - AnonymousChick

Intolerant to their idol getting bashed. They treat her like a special deity when she's nothing more than a mediocre singer. - Swellow

Ok honestly I LOVE Melanie Martinez and twenty one pilots. But you gotta admit out of most modern singers/bands like Taylor swift,Justin Bieber, one direction etc THEY ARE AMAZING! Ok I get the people on this website don't like either TØP or mel but seriously have more of an open mind! Now I'm not saying I hate classic legendary bands like green day, nirvana, the Beatles etc cause I love them. But they are some of the only good artists out there today. Sorry for ranting. It's just the truth.

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9 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian more.

Iron Maiden us probably one of the only metal bands that are ACTUALLY good. - AlphaQ

10 Aaliyah Aaliyah Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16th 1979 and died August 25th 2001. She was a dancer, an actress and an R&B singer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Detroit, Michigan and died at Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. more.

The Newcomers

? Kesha Kesha Kesha (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born in Los Angeles, United States. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R. Kesha is an animal rights activist and she works for H.S.I. (Humane Society International). Kesha also stands up for L.G.B.T. rights in America

The Contenders

11 Nirvana 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. more.

Similar issue to Queen. Since Nirvana is very popular with casual fans, those fans who believe themselves to have superior and more serious musical taste decide that they can't be associated with anything that is so popular.

I admit I liked In Utero, but a lot of people just jump onto the Nirvana bandwagon after one listen of Smells Like Teen Spirit. - Swellow

I like Nirvana, but all those damn Tumblr kids treat Cobain like he's the messiah. - BeatlesFan1964

I swear people react to you criticizing Nirvana like you just pissed on Kurt's grave. At least The Beatles, Zep and Queen were good. - Nickelstickman

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

I don't like some of their songs, such as Crawling. - Swellow

Lame talentless hacks. Bobby Shmurda is better than Mike Shinoda. - AlphaQ

I don't get what's special about this band. THey kinda suck. I also don't like the fanbase because every time someone adds Linkin Park to a WORST list they always say mean things like " WHOEVE ADED LP HAVE NO SOUL. SCREW DEM! "

Just wanna ask the fans: Look, I know you like Linkin Park but there are some people who don't really enjoy them like me. Please respect our opinions. I'm sure we aren't bad people. - AlphaQ

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 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 more.

Back when he was alive, he was CONSTANTLY criticized, & attacked! - clusium

I'm probably one of the few people who WON'T attack you if you don't like him. - 906389

Overrated. Not bad, but overrated. - BeatlesFan1964

What a not-so-bad, very good music artist. He is now the King of Pop! - DynastiSugarPop

14 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" .

I have noticed that the contemporary radio stations that had not played his music in years are now playing it again.

I'm guessing he's now a broken base; One side thinks he only got famous from his death, while the other doesn't. - Swellow

After his death, I want to listen to his music. - DynastiSugarPop

15 Silento Silento

He's a diet-Soulja Boi. I only defend him once and that was because he only had 1 song. Watch Me Fail. But now he has another song so I'm not gonna defend him at all. As a negative-star artist he is talentless and I would never want to hear him in a concert. EVER. -1/10 - AlphaQ

16 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

Their early material is decent but their new pop stuff is garbage. - MindCrime

17 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy more.

I feel like she's lost what made her voice so powerful, but apparently, hoarse vocals sell. - Swellow

18 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.

How come the Dude is so likeable? - BeatlesFan1964

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19 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce more.

This is what I know from a few of his diss tracks: He is VERY AGGRESSIVE when it comes to dissing that it's impossible to beat him in a battle so it's best to give him respect because if you do something bad you're screwed - AlphaQ

He's overrated by people that don't even listen to rap music. He does not represent casual rap. He is part of pop rap, just like Taylor Swift is part of pop country. In my opinion, a person should not say that someone is the best of a certain genre if they don't care about any other part of that genre.

DUde he's counted as hip-hop rap. I think you talking bout Drake cause he pop rap - AlphaQ

I can criticize him for being not up to par with his earlier stuff, even though his recent stuff is good. That being said, I look forward to his new album. - Satire

You could but... He won't give a ****

Random person- I hate you, your music sounds like poo

Eminem- And not a single **** was given

But other Em fans will probably freak out! - B0S5J4M3S

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20 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg more.

Me: "I'm sorry, I just don't like Kendrick Lamar that much."
Random person: "What? You don't like King Kendrick? What is wrong with you! You obviously don't know rap music! Kendrick Lamar is the greatest rapper of our generation and he already has two classics under his name and he is on his way to becoming a legend. He tells stories like nobody else, he's even better than 2Pac! You're wrong for not liking him! "
Me: "I think J Cole is better."
Random person: "How can you think J Cole is better than King Kenny! You're stupid and basic for listening to J Cole when Kendrick is the greatest of the current times! " - DaWyteNight

21 Flo Rida Flo Rida Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American hip hop recording artist from Carol City, Florida.

Total trash - VideoGamefan5

22 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in London. 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 Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), more.
23 AC/DC 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 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to more.
24 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. more.

Those guys are horrid but I don't get attacked. - AlphaQ

25 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.

People hate the fact that some people don't like him he is the worst rapper in my book - Hiimme

Drake is so bad! He can't do no rap or pop.


26 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.
27 Notorious B.I.G. Notorious B.I.G. Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage name, The Notorious B.I.G (a.k.a. Biggie Smalls), is consistently ranked as one of the best rappers of all time. The Notorious B.I.G was born May 21, 1972, he was born in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 24 The Notorious B.I.G was murdered more.
28 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) 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). more.

A7X is a good band. talented one. But I think I can handle their criticisms. Well many people don't like them because of their appearances. Though its not a reason to hate a band but still I am OK with it. I am also ready to admit that they are little bit of overrated. - zxm

29 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 popularizing work in the areas of progressive house and electrohouse, along with the genres themselves. more.

I personally think Deadmau5 is a bit overrated cause he gets too much recognition. But that doesn't mean he's bad. He's quite fun. 9/10 - AlphaQ

So overrated. I can name 10 different electronic artists far better than him - Teravolt1422

WHAT THE HELL? Is a deadmau5 - B0S5J4M3S

He's not even in the top 5 for electronic music artists. Consistently average compared to artists of the same genre, yet he gets the most attention.

But in the end, he's not bad. - SwagFlicks

30 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian pop singer . Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning more.
31 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. 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 rock. Some more.

I am a green day fan. Love a lot of songs of theirs. And I am saying that Billie Joe Armstrong doesn't have a good voice. - zxm

Green Day fans are actually pretty chill - ProPanda

Tons of people don't like Green Day, they are very average.

32 Andre 3000 Andre 3000 André Lauren Benjamin, known by his stage name André 3000, is half of the hip-hop duo OutKast. He is widely considered to be the better half of the duo, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest rappers of all time.
33 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. more.

9 months later, and the David Bowie troll is still getting turned on by adding Bowie to every list? - Swellow

Even though he died one year ago, I have listened to his music and he's the King of Pop and Rock. - DynastiSugarPop

This is more true than anything. How much criticism did the David Bowie "troll" get? - ProPanda

I'm a huge fan, and I'm not a bandwagoner that just says that because he died. - BeatlesFan1964

34 Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988. The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: more.
35 The Weeknd The Weeknd Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer.
36 Adele Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles more.

Guessing this is a US thing. Most people in Ireland really hate her (Excluding me). - Swellow

The fans are deadly. They will do anything to you! - ProPanda

37 Johnny Cash Johnny Cash John R. "Johnny" Cash (1932-2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. He died of more.

He is an American icon, if you attack Johnny Cash, you are attacking America.

38 Hatsune Miku Hatsune Miku Hatsune Miku, sometimes referred to as Miku Hatsune, is a humanoid persona voiced by a singing synthesizer application developed by Crypton Future Media.

I don't even know what thing this is. - zxm

They program her to sing, and the vocals are beautiful. You know better than Future (Ironic a robot sounds more human than him) - ProPanda

If u insult her, weaboos will track u down... - ProPanda

39 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress . She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom, "Victorious". She later become a singer more.
40 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for his album Reasonable Doubt.
41 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

I have literally not heard of this girl outside of this website and her Wikipedia article. - Swellow

OK, listened to one of her songs. It was great, but even if her music appeals to an older audience, I still find it hard to believe the people who are long-time fans of older music are also fans of her. She's still a very modern singer. - Swellow

Music not intended for children.

Okay, I'm one of the " grown-ups " but her music style is crap. I was raised on Rock ( The Who, MC5, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath etc... ) and I'm still listening to Rock. It's not because you're growing older that you suddenly switch into her style of music. Never heard of her outside the many lists on the TTT. Did a try to see what's all the fuss about her... and I don't get it. How come she's so overrated on the TTT sites? She's not that great ( for young and for old audiences ).

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42 Rush Rush Rush is 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). more.

Have never heard of this band outside of here. - Swellow

LMAO I got dissed. How unjustified. - Swellow

43 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. more.

This is a lie - Teravolt1422

44 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.
45 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. more.
46 Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.
47 The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time more.

Well, it's actually hard to dislike one of the most influential guitarists of his time. - Swellow

48 The Byrds The Byrds The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial more.
49 Black Flag Black Flag Black Flag was an American punk rock band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, California. Initially called Panic, the band was established by Greg Ginn, the guitarist, primary songwriter, and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes in the band. They are widely considered to be one of more.
50 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.
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