Top 10 Musician Opinions About Music that are Probably False

The Top Ten
1 According to Ozzy, the best metal album is AC/DC's Highway to Hell John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath... read more

Another proof he's not a metal musician, he don't even know what metal is and he betrayed metal several times.

Definitely false - even the kids know this isn't a metal album.

Chill out y'all. Ozzy's known for saying dumb things. He was probably on drugs when he said this

2 Kurt Cobain on Guns N’ Roses: "They’re really talentless people, and they write crap music, and they’re the most popular rock band on the earth right now. I can’t believe it." 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

Yet Kurt Cobain wasn't as skilled as Slash was at guitar and Axl Rose has a better vocal range than him. I would also say Nirvana is more popular than Guns N' Roses are because I more often see people wearing Nirvana shirts than Guns N' Roses shirts.

Okay Kurt. Try to write songs like Sweet child o' mine, November Rain, Civil War, Welcome to the jungle and more Guns N' Roses masterpieces.

That sounds like something I would say about Drake, except I don't really think he's completely talentless.

3 David Bowie on Lulu by Lou Reed and Metallica: "This is Lou’s greatest work. This is his masterpiece. Just wait, it will be like Berlin. It will take everyone a while to catch up." David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans... read more

I can understand why people hated Lulu. I see the album as a Avant-Garde metal album and isn't for everyone. To be honest with you, my opinion on the album has changed positively over the years. But it's nowhere near Lou Reed's "greatest work". Nothing can beat Berlin.

Metal fans are sure this is the worst Metallica album although it wasn't exactly a Metallica album - it was a Lou Reed album ft Metallica. So either metal fans have higher criteria for good music or David Bowie's criteria were too low.

Well I'll say it's not his worst work... but the album this is up against is Metal Machine "Music" so...

4 Morrissey on The Ramones: "The Ramones have absolutely nothing to add that is of relevance or importance and should be rightly filed and forgotten." Steven Patrick Morrissey, known as Morrissey, was born on May 22, 1959. He is an English singer, songwriter, and author. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of The Smiths, an indie rock band that was active from 1982 to 1987... read more

He is a Ramones fan now. That was nearly 50 years ago he said that, fools!

He said that in 1976 and his prediction proved wrong.

I'm sorry, who's The Smiths again?

5 Dave Grohl: "Heavy Metal would not exist without Led Zeppelin, and if it did, it would suck." David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and film director. He is best known as the former drummer of the hugely popular 90s grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters. He has sat behind the... read more

If he would have said something like "Hard rock wouldn't be what it is today without Led Zeppelin", then I would gladly accept his opinion as truth.

False because metal wasn't invented by Led Zeppelin and would exist without Led Zeppelin.

Aren't they one of the pioneers though?

6 Frank Sinatra on Rock n Roll: " Rock n Roll: The Most Brutal, Ugly, Degenerate, Vicious Form of Expression"

If Frank was still alive today, I think he would sing a different tune. He would likely find Metal more brutal and rap/pop more degenerate.

Does he know if his parents hate jazz/swing music? Sometimes, that happens. Older generations hate newer music.

And the interesing is, he said this about the '50s rock and roll, not about the rock music itself. How is that music brutal or vicious? LOL. Don't listen what an overrated jazz elitist said about one of the most important genres ever.

7 Van Morrison on The Beatles: "The Beatles were peripheral. If you had more knowledge about music. It didn't really mean anything." Sir George Ivan Morrison OBE is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and record producer. In 2016, he was knighted for services to the music industry and to tourism in Northern Ireland.

I think he has partly right, but as I listened to some of his songs I rather choose the Beatles than him.

I don't know...maybe he's partly right? But most people would disagree with Van Morrison.

8 Rivers Cuomo on his own album Pinkerton: "It’s a hideous record… It was such a hugely painful mistake that happened in front of hundreds of thousands of people and continues to happen on a grander and grander scale and just won’t go away." Rivers Cuomo is an American musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist and songwriter of the alternative rock band Weezer, with whom he has recorded sixteen studio albums.

(Rivers Cuomo of Weezer)
I had no space but here is the 2nd half of the quote:
"It's like getting really drunk at a party and spilling your guts in front of everyone and feeling incredibly great and cathartic about it, and then waking up the next morning and realizing what a complete fool you made of yourself."
Why was Cuomo (probably) wrong? Because the album is considered by many to be a masterpiece.

Pinkerton was initially panned when it first released and that caused the guy to just hate everything about it. After awhile the reception warmed up tremendously and he started to appreciate it again. Gotta say it must suck to put a lot of hard work into something only for it to be blasted initially. I understand why he'd disliked it so much at first.

9 Dick Rowe: "The Beatles have no future in show business. We don't like your boys' sound. Groups are out. Four-piece groups with guitars, particularly, are finished."

Well, we still have Metallica, Megadeth, System of a Down, Trivium, Led Zep, Black Sabbath (their music is still alive), Black Label Society, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, Ozzy Osbourne, the list goes on and on and on.

Dick Rowe was a Decca Records executive and told this to the Beatles' manager in 1962.

Then explain how come people still listen to their music today

10 Morrissey on Oasis: "They are very tame to me. God bless Noel, I’m sure he’ll always have a spot on ‘Bob’s Full House’, but I search for something with more bite and rage." Steven Patrick Morrissey, known as Morrissey, was born on May 22, 1959. He is an English singer, songwriter, and author. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of The Smiths, an indie rock band that was active from 1982 to 1987... read more

Yeah, the bros (Gallagher) are known for being very tame (sarcasm)

The Contenders
11 Lil Xan on 2Pac: "2Pac is boring"

Shut the hell up, Lil Trashcan. 2pac has been dead for more than 15 years yet people still remember his music. No one will remember who you are in a year or 2.

I don't know who Lil Xan is. Has he ever heard of old school? Because it is my most-listened to music on Spotify.

12 Morrissey: "Madonna reinforces everything absurd and offensive. Desperate womanhood. Madonna is closer to organised prostitution than anything else."

I know this was on the reverse list but he is wrong.

13 David Lee Roth on Elvis Costello: "Music journalists like Elvis Costello because music journalists look like Elvis Costello." David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality.

Maybe journalists liked Elvis Costello because he was writing songs that didn't fall back on party and sex themes like his music did. I like Van Halen, but it's important to remember that they were a party band in those days.

Do journalists look like Elvis Costello? I don't know. Maybe. A little bit. Or not...

14 Tom DeLonge: "Looking cool is like 90% of music, or maybe even 93%."

If he means the entirety of music, it's not even close to 70%.

15 Chuck D of Public Enemy about George Harrison: "His talents are equivalent to a backup dancer."

This was his reaction after George Harrison quote to hip hop: "Rap music is just computerised crap. I listen to Top of the Pops and after three songs I feel like killing someone."

Full quote: "I would take it to heart if it was Lennon or McCartney, but being that it's only George Harrison, I really don't care... His talents are equivalent to a backup dancer. Third string...maybe fourth string behind Ringo."

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