Worst Music Moments of 2018

This list is the opposite of Best Music Moments of 2018. Feel free to add your items, to vote and remix.
The Top Ten
1 XXXTentacion's murder Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (January 23, 1998 - June 18, 2018), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, was an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and criminal.

I think his death should be a lesson to everyone else. Live your life the best way you can. He may have made a lot of dumb mistakes in the past, and he tried to better himself and get past those mistakes. But by then, it was too late, and his mistakes finally caught up to him.

Kinda reminds me of the movie Menace II Society where the main character does so many stupid things throughout the film, and right when he was about to finally take the first step to become a better man at the end, his mistakes catch up to him, and he gets killed. That movie was way more powerful than some people make it out to be because it portrays the harsh reality we live in.

Be the good guy, people. You owe it to yourselves.

2 Avicii's suicide Tim Bergling (September 8, 1989 - April 20, 2018), better known by his stage name Avicii, was a Swedish electronic musician, DJ, remixer and record producer. He is best regarded for his work in Electronic Music during the 2010s in which his works have charted among the Top 40 Radio and for his influence... read more

This should be number one. Avicii's music was and still is innovative, not just in the electronic realm but to music as a whole. He struggled with the pressure of fame throughout his career so much that he had to drink to cope, and retired from touring before unfortunately taking his own life in April.

I highly advise everyone to watch his Netflix documentary "Avicii: True Stories," especially all the fans of a rapper this year who was an abuser, and then tell us whose death will impact the music industry as a whole for years to come. RIP Tim! "One Day You'll Leave This World Behind So Live a Life You Will Remember."

3 Donald Trump plays Pharrell's song ‘Happy’ to a crowd in Indiana on the day of the mass murder of 11 people Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Donald J. Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968... read more

What a hypocrite! This doesn't change my opinion at all because I already knew he was a horrible, racist, sexist sociopath, but this is still pretty bad. Seriously, Trump supporters! You still find ways to defend him after this! "Oh, he didn't choose to play it." Yes, he did! Seriously, people. I respect your opinion if you really like Trump for some reason, but why can't you see all the terrible things he does each and every day?

And Trump supporters will still worship him or find a way to defend him.

Besides, Pharrell didn't want his music played at Trump rallies.

4 Iron Maiden not nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 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... read more

Shame. This disgraceful practice has been going on for too long. Rap, jazz, and pop singers don't have to be nominated at all because they are not from the genre of rock and roll. Iron Maiden should have been inducted long ago.

Rap and pop singers that were nominated for induction in 2019 include Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, and Rufus featuring Chaka Khan. What have these artists done for rock music? Nothing, while Iron Maiden did a lot.

That's a shame. Iron Maiden are legends!

They didn't need that to become legends.

5 Tool breaks their promise for a new album again Tool is an American alternative metal/progressive metal band, that was formed in 1990.

The band is set together between Maynard James Keenan (Vocals), Danny Carey (Drums), Adam Jones (Guitar) and since 1995 Justin Chancellor (Bass).

The band is known for their influences from electronic... read more

Don't worry... Only 10,000 days left until the release!

This has been happening for at least 10 years...

6 The Metal Grammys

Awful (as usual). Very similar to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations and winners. I don't even want to start. But at least in 2018, the winner was a metal band (many non-metal bands won metal Grammys before). However, in 2017, there were much better metal releases than Mastodon's "Sultan's Curse".

7 Kendrick Lamar invites a white female fan on stage to sing with him and then stops the music after she repeatedly rapped the 'N-word', which is part of the lyrics of the song 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... read more

Coming from a black person, I never had any problem with another race saying that word as long as they don't mean the racist version of it.

Coming from a black person, I don't mind letting someone say the n-word as long as it's not used for insulting.

Oddly enough, Kendrick Lamar is on my good list of 2018, too, for winning a Pulitzer Prize.

8 Dildos with Marilyn Manson face on them Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.

I wonder what Marilyn Manson thinks?

9 Rush disbands 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

Unfortunately, we are stuck with Justin Bieber. Bring back Rush!

10 Aretha Franklin's death

Now THIS should be #1, not XXXTentacion's murder. XXXTentacion was nothing but an abusive manchild who deserved to die, while Aretha Franklin was a legend.

How was this not already included on the list?

The Contenders
11 Concert held to raise $60 million to fund the Israeli Army

This should be ahead of items like Billie Eilish or Carrie Underwood, which are not necessarily bad.

12 Carrie Underwood releases her album "Cry Pretty"

I'd rather listen to Baby Shark or Crazy Frog on repeat than any of Carrie Underwood's crappy music.

13 Drake became more successful than the Beatles

This must be a huge exacerbation, no one can be more successful than The Beatles were

14 Lewis Capaldi releases someone you loved

It's not worse than anything on this list, but this song was trash.

15 Billie Eilish becomes popular
16 Eminem releases Kamikaze
17 Slayer announce their final world tour Slayer was 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

Legendary band. We will miss you, Slayer.

This was really disappointing to me.

18 Kanye West names his 3rd child Chicago (West) Ye (born Kanye Omari West; June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and fashion designer. He is regarded as one of the most influential, as well as controversial, artists of the 21st century... read more

Chicago is the name of his third child (girl), after also weirdly naming her siblings North West and Saint West.

- "Hi, Chicago West here!"
- "The plumbing company?"

Okay, whatever makes you happy, Kanye and Kim. But I think what you do is very egotistical. This isn't a "music moment" in a pure form, but it's music-related because Kanye is very popular and, for many people, a role model. Not for me, but he's got many fans worldwide.

Judging by how he called his kid Saint West and Chicago West, he might be taking inspiration from Pete Wentz here. Pete Wentz has named one of his kids Saint Wentz. Pete is also from Chicago (or at least Illinois - I don't know many places since I'm British, not American).

19 Imagine Dragons releases another lack luster album

This just reminded me Imagine Dragons released an album this year. I had completely forgotten that album exists.

Commercial band that recycles the same song over and over again.

20 Major Lazer announced they are disbanding
21 Baby Shark rises to fame

I hate this. The sad thing is that people know more about this than about good artists in the modern scene.

That song, even though meant for kids, is annoying. Why is it popular among the interns?

22 Everyone forgot about Sean Paul and his new music

I never liked Sean Paul. He always sounds the same.

23 Reputation snubbed by Grammys
24 Mac Miller's death

Everyone "feels bad for Ariana" but what about Mac? Malcolm was a good kid but had a lot of issues and demons. It disgusts me how no one feels any remorse for him except for "Ariana," even though she screwed him over.

I feel bad for Ariana Grande. I really do!

25 Vinnie Paul's death

How is this so low? Below Kanye West naming his child Chicago?

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