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 sometimes don't understand why they get so much hate. I've heard people say that their songs all sound the same. Do Far Away and Rockstar sound the same? Or Photograph and Gotta Be Somebody? I don't think so. I will admit there are some parts of some songs that sound similar, 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 rather than listen to one Nickelback song. That is untrue. People just say that to seem cool and jump onto the Nickelback hate train, which is 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 either. I've heard so many other bands that are worse than Nickelback. I do think Chad Kroeger is a good singer and a very successful songwriter. Just look at all the different songs that reached the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

I know they have many memes out there, and it really isn't fair to them because they are doing something they love. If some people hate Nickelback, no one will care, but the fact that almost everyone in the world hates Nickelback and bashes on them is unbelievable and stupid.

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... read more

I'm sorry, but the let's 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 riffs that make 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 the instrumentals are quite good.

3 Creed Creed is 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.

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"... 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 regarding 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 then, his drumming has been pure crap. It's like he doesn't think he has to try anymore.

5 Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots is an alternative rock band formed in San Diego, CA in 1989.

The band currently consists of brothers Dean and Robert DeLeo (guitarist and bassist, respectively), and Eric Kretz (drummer). Their main vocalist from their formation up to 2013 was Scott Weiland. He was fired in... read more
6 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)... read more

I have to go with Avenged Sevenfold as I'm not familiar with Nickelback, except for a few songs. I feel that the hatred towards A7x has little to do with their music being original and more so because of their extreme mainstream popularity, appearance, stage names, and whatnot.

Maybe I'm biased, as they helped me get into metal. I'm not a die-hard fan or anything, but I appreciate their humility and attitude toward their fans. I also need not mention they're very ambitious musicians, evident through constant experimentation over the years, knowing that, being a mainstream band, they are risking losing a massive chunk of the fanbase.

7 Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American alternative rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The current members include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ), and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park is associated with a mixture... 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.

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.

8 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... 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 about rock and metal needs to die. How would you like it if I went around saying that country and rap are satanic? Would you fans of those genres appreciate that?

I'm no fan of Korn, but they don't have any reason to be hated. They know how to play their instruments pretty well.

9 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.

10 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 Marilyn Manson. That's why they gang up on him. But Manson doesn't care, and neither do his fans. He has amazing guitar riffs, 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.

The Contenders
11 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

I agree that their direction toward pop and collaborating with overrated artists isn't the direction I'd like to see them go. However, I don't think this is cause to hate them. Disappointment of varying degrees, but hate?

From songs like Viva La Vida to Paradise, their best works have been so imaginative and creative that I can't help but consider them one of my favorite bands of all time.

At this point, people are just hating on things because they're popular. I never saw any of the bad things in this band until I realized that the internet apparently hated them. They are not the best band in existence, but just because they have a mostly conventional pop sound now, I still find particular conditions where some pop might be nice. Ignoring the originality, their songs are put together very well.

There's nothing about them that makes them hard to listen to or a reason to be hated so much, except for their popularity.

12 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.

13 Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983.

The band's members are Anthony Kiedis (Vocals), Michael "Flea" Balzary (Bass), Chad Smith (Drums) and numerous guitarists, most well-known being John Frusciante.

The band is among the... read more

This band means more to me than my life. I see why people hate them, but I never could. They are my life.

14 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... read more

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.

15 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 aisle 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 do Creed or Candlebox have to do with Nirvana? They are crap, but Nirvana isn't.

16 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... read more

Simultaneously the most underrated and overrated band of all. Honestly, it's better now that the radio doesn't constantly play them, but nonetheless, they have some great songs, most of them just not so well known. Honestly, I can't say I know how they got their reputation, but they don't deserve it.

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

17 Slipknot Slipknot is an American metal band formed in Des Moines, Iowa in 1996. 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... 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, and Deftones. 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 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 as false are 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.

18 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.

19 Disturbed Disturbed is an American alternative metal/nu-metal/hard rock 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 of 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 difficult? He's one hell of a singer, that's for sure.

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... read more

They are a great band and hated for selling out. Let's be honest. They changed their 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!

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 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 do people hate ICP? I'm a Juggalette, and people say: "They just suck. Period. Grown men should not be running around wearing face paint and rapping 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. Is it your life? No. Have I ever done something bad to you? No. Then why do you hate me?

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 diss them, you might as well diss all of rap/hip hop.

22 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance is an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013, and again from 2019 to present day. 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.

Are they hated just because they/their fans are "emo"? I'm confused why this band is on this list otherwise. The Black Parade (let's be honest, that's about their only notable album) is extremely well-written.

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 nonsense. You listen because 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.

23 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... read more

No need for this band to be hated. Yes, Axl may be difficult, but I can't blame him considering that he grew up in a violent environment.

Guns N' Roses is actually one of my favorite bands. Appetite for Destruction is the best debut album ever, and Use Your Illusion II was the best '90s album.

Some of their hate is deserved, but some of it isn't!

24 Dragonforce DragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound.
25 Oasis Oasis were an English britpop 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. Noel Gallagher (Liam's Brother) served as the primary... read more

I agree so much, especially on this site. They made some of the best songs of the '90s (e.g., Champagne Supernova, All Around The World, Morning Glory, Some Might Say, etc.).

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