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
1 Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian post-grunge 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

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.

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

As someone who never knew of "Nickelback hate" before this site (cultural differences), I never read one comment that actually explained why the band is hated.
I get the song "Something in Your Mouth" is hated due to sexual lyrics, even though I don't get what's so wrong about sexual lyrics either, but so far the only song that is really controversial is "S.E.X.", but that's not even a well known song by them.
All of the other songs by them I have heard are not bad. Most of their albums are great, and "Here and Now" and "No Fixed Adress" are mediocre, but seriously, why is the band hated? They have nothing silly about them, no gimmicks or whatsoever or come out as unintentionally funny, Kroeger can sing and the other members can play well, and the kind of music they play is not one that is usually hated. Maybe they have a different fanbase in the US, but over here their fans are mostly rock fans or people that don't care about genres. So, no weird or annoying fanbase ...more

2 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal/rap metal/rock 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 have made 5 albums to date.

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

The instrumentals for the most part are very good, and I actually like the vocals.

I actually like a few of their songs and I think instrumentals are quite good.

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

3 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).

Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan (Drums), their most notable drummer, passed away in 2009, being temporarily replaced by Mike Portnoy, who was replaced by Arin Ilejay, who was finally replaced with Brooks Wackerman. A common phrase for fans "foREVer" was created after the Rev's death in his remembrance. ...read more.

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.

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 creative and diverse.

I don't know how they are hated.

4 Metallica Metallica is an American Heavy/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".

With their first two albums, Kill 'Em All and Ride The Lightning reaching underground success, their third effort, Master of Puppets has since become one of the most important heavy metal albums ever, as it became the first thrash metal album to be certified platinum. The title track has since become the band's most played song live. ...read more.

Metallica aren't hated for their music, although the last few albums were pretty sketchy until they released "Death Magnetic. They are hated because of what they did to the music industry in regards of file sharing on the internet. Lars Ulrich (aka the biggest effin crybaby in metal) spearheaded the campaign against Napster and other peer to peer file sharing sites, causing them to shut down permanently. Biggest metal band of all time and they had to whine about money. If it wasn't for file sharing on the internet, this band wouldn't still be relevant today and would have phased out of the scene years ago. On top of that, Lars is absolutely the worst drummer in metal history. He was "okay" up until the Load album. Every album since his drumming has been pure crap. It's like he doesn't think he has to try anymore.

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.

5 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 Silveria in 2007. Korn was originally formed by three of the members of the band L.A.P.D. ...read more.

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?

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.)

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.

6 Creed Creed was an American post-grunge 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

7 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.

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!

Also, the problem is that the haters don't even feel sorry for the fans!

8 Disturbed Disturbed is an American alternative metal/nu-metal/heavy 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.

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

9 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.

Linkin Park is a nu metal band that managed to go mainstream. That's it. They're also one of those bands that blends different genres together. They are the very definition of alternative. They have CONSTANTLY thrived by changing up their style from nu metal and rap rock to electronic and hard rock. And I think it's stupid that the band has been called a sellout. Selling out is doing something for the sake of making more money or being more popular. LP has never had those aspirations. They've always changed up their style and never gave a damn what people said about it. I love that about them.

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.

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.

People hate Linkin Park because they have been changing their sounds for the past few years, and people just absolutely hate it. They went from nu metal to a lot more poppier rock.

10 Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots is an alternative rock band formed in San Diego, CA in 1989. ...read more.
The Contenders
11 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. ...read more.

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.

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

I know a lot of people hate Marilyn Manson. But I think he's pretty talented.

I don't see why they are hated so much. They actually make decent music.

12 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.

13 Coldplay Coldplay are a British pop 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.

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.

They make some of the most amazing music ever. People who hate their music have no taste whatsoever.

14 Slipknot Slipknot is an American 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 inspired masks. ...read more.

Let's be honest, Slipknot is only hated because of the reputations and stereotypes of the people who listen to metal like this. Some other bands include Korn, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, etc. I personally love Slipknot, and I would say some of the hate is a little harsh. Although 'Iowa' was so brutal that it was banned in certain parts of the world, the band doesn't necessarily deserve the hate they receive. Some criticism I could understand, because of Taylor's heavy vocals mixed with heavy metal instrumentals, but that's basically what metal is. Metal is basically where you convert brutal topics into lyrics, and use heavy guitars and drums to back up the atmosphere of the song. People who define this to be false is false themselves. People who find this music terrible are most likely referring to the likings of gang members, or generally just weak minded souls. Therefore, Slipknot doesn't deserve much of the hate.

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

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

15 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American alternative 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

16 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.

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

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

17 Rush Rush was a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. The band has had an iconic lineup since 1975, which included Neil Peart (Drums, Percussion), Geddy Lee (Vocals, Bass, Keyboards), and the guitarist, Alex Lifeson. Peart passed away after a 3 year battle with brain cancer in January of 2020. Because of this, Lee says there are no plans to keep the band going, so Rush is most likely defunct. The band has become one of the most well-known progressive rock bands in the world, with such albums as "2112", "Hemispheres" and "Moving Pictures". More than half of their albums have gone gold or platinum, as certified by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America).

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!

18 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.
19 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

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.

I don't like Juggalos, but a lot of ICP songs, like "Suicide Hotline" and "Halls of Illusions" are very good.

They're not that bad

20 Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk/punk 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 of their influences include The Ramones, Sex Pistols, NOFX, and Bad Religion. They are best known for their songs like ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’, ‘Basket Case’ and their ‘American Idiot’ & ‘Dookie’ albums. American Idiot sold 6 million copies in the U.S. and won a Grammy Award for "Best Rock Album". Green Day have sold over 75 million records worldwide and have won 5 Grammy Awards. They ...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.

21 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 Warner Music Group via Atco Records. Around this time, Pantera would undergo a major change in their musical direction, discarding their Glam Metal image in favor of a more more Thrash Metal esque reputation. Their Thrash influences would eventually be seen as influences for Groove Metal ...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

22 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Provo, Utah, and are now based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman. The band first gained exposure with the release of their single "It's Time", followed by their award-winning debut studio album Night Visions (2012), which resulted in the chart-topping singles "Radioactive" and "Demons". Rolling Stone named "Radioactive", which holds the record for most weeks charted on the Billboard Hot 100, the "biggest rock hit of the year".

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

23 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".

Not anything great but good at what they do.

This is pop metal

24 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.

Honestly they shouldn't be hated, they are really good. Maybe the fans are out of hand but that doesn't matter. You don't listen to an album for their fans or looks or any of that bull. You listen cause they sound good and in my opinion they are pretty good!

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.

A LOT of the bands on this list are actually really good so why don't you pick on the modern trash instead of My Chem?

Only close minded people or people who don't truly understand the 2000's culture would dislike it or maybe its not it its not their thing but MCR are lyrical geniuses! They are in my opinion the Queen(Band) of the Emo Genre

25 Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. ...read more.

They have a good tone and speed
but suffer from "Every sounds the same" Syndrome. The leads are kinda thrown together and the songs barely last more than 3 minutes. The drums are alright but really get boring quickly, and the bass drums sound like hell. Tom Arya's vocals we're very good now but they were alright then, Hanniman had good rhythm parts but his and King's leads absolutely are terrible. I like the rest of the Big 4, but Slayer's only being good at being heavy

Slayer is one of the best metal bands ever! who could possibly hate them?!?!?!

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