Worst Music Moments of All Time

This is a list of the worst music moments of all time. Although musician deaths are eligible for this list, this list mainly focuses on the most disgraceful moments in music history.
The Top Ten
1 Murder of John Lennon

On the evening of 8 December 1980, Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman, a born-again Christian who was incensed by his "more popular than Jesus" remark.

The worst loss and greatest heartbreak of all time. Still miss him.

A former Beatle had a successful solo career and then his life was cut too short.

2 Kurt Cobain's Suicide

I won't be listing all the deaths of musicians, just the ones that were extremely notorious. There are already many lists that are focused on musician deaths. This list mainly focuses on the many disgraceful moments in Music history.

On April 8, 1994, Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of the grunge band Nirvana, was found dead at his home in Seattle, Washington. Cobain was found with a gunshot wound with a shotgun across his body, had a visible head wound and a suicide note. After his death, many conspiracy theories have emerged that suggest that his then-wife Courtney Love had murdered him.

3 Death of Michael Jackson
4 Michael Jackson Accused of Child Molestation

In the summer of 1993, Jackson was accused of child sexual abuse by a 13-year-old boy, Jordan Chandler, and his father, Evan Chandler, a dentist. Jackson eventually settled with the case with the Chandlers out of court for $22 million.
10 years later in 2003, Jackson was indicted for four counts of molesting a minor, four counts of intoxicating a minor in order to molest him, one count of attempted child molestation, and one count of conspiring to hold the boy and his family captive at his 2,700-acre (1,100 ha) Neverland Ranch, as well as conspiring to commit extortion and child abduction.

And now that that documentary is out, more people would believe this. Please, just let the man rest!

Hardly the worst music moment of all time.

5 John Lennon Says the Beatles Were More Popular Than Jesus

He said this during an interview with London newspaper "Evening Standard". This particular comment created an enormous amount of controversy in the US especially among Christian communities. Extensive protests broke out in the US, Some radio stations stopped playing Beatles songs, their records were publicly burned, press conferences were cancelled, and threats were made. Finally, he was
murdered in December 1980 by Mark David Chapman, a born-again Christian who was incensed by the "more popular than Jesus" remark.

6 Rumors that Paul McCartney Was Dead

Not one of the worst music moments but it is pretty annoying and hilarious at the same time.

7 Metallica Not Nominated for Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame for Over 15 Years
8 Death of Elvis Presley
9 Chester Bennington's Death

My favorite musician, gone forever RIP chester, I will forever honour you

He was a legend , he was talented , and his band is one of the most innovative ever

10 Marilyn Manson Gets Falsely Blamed for Columbine Shootings

On April 20, 1999, 2 students of the Columbine High School, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, shot & murdered 12 students and one teacher. The earliest reports about the Columbine High School shooting linked Manson to the tragedy after students reported that Klebold and Harris were fans of Manson, though that was later proven to be false. Some early headlines read, "Killers Worshipped Rock Freak Manson" and "Devil-Worshipping Maniac Told Kids To Kill."

Finally, in an interview, Manson said that being blamed for Columbine nearly ruined his career. He claimed that he had to pursue legal action against those who were so avidly associating his name with the Columbine shooting. He says that he has been blamed for more deaths than any musical artist in history.

The Contenders
11 Kanye West Interrupts Taylor Swift's Award Acceptance Speech to Announce that Beyonce Deserved that Award

This happened during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. While Taylor Swift was accepting her award for Best Female Video for "You Belong with Me", West went on stage and grabbed the microphone to proclaim that Beyoncé's video for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", nominated for the same award, was "one of the best videos of all time".

12 George Harrison Dies
13 Rolling Stones at Altamont Incident
14 Drowning of Dennis Wilson
15 Collapse of Smile
16 Death of Paul Gray
17 Guns N Roses 92' Montreal Riot
18 Lars Ulrich Goes After Napster
19 The Day the Music Died
20 Breakup of the Beatles
21 Freddie Mercury Dies

He died too soon...

22 Sinead O'Connor Tears Up Picture of the Pope at Saturday Night Live

On 3 October 1992, O'Connor appeared on Saturday Night Live as a musical guest. She sang a cappella version of Bob Marley's "War", which she intended as a protest against sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church, referring to child abuse rather than racism. She then presented a photo of Pope John Paul II to the camera while singing the word "evil", after which she tore the photo into pieces, said "Fight the real enemy", and threw the pieces towards the camera.

Controversial, but not a bad moment. Too bad it ruined her career. She had guts.

23 Woodstock 1999 Riots

Four particularly horrible incidents happened during Woodstock 99. They are:

1. During Limp Bizkit's performance, violent actions occurred with fans tearing plywood from the walls during a performance of the song "Break Stuff."
2. During the Red Hot Chili Peppers' performance of Jimi Hendrix's "Fire," audience members began to light candles, and some also used the candles and lighters to start bonfires. Hundreds of empty plastic water bottles that littered the lawn area were used as fuel for the fire which had spread to both stages by the end of the performances. Eventually, the audio tower had caught fire, and the fire department was called in to extinguish it.
3. During Metallica's performance, a man died after collapsing into a mosh pit.
4. The band "Tragically Hip" was booed for being Canadian.

In addition, four instances of gang rape were reported along with widespread destruction and burglary of vendor booths.

Why was there a lot of chaos during the event?

24 Norwegian Black Metal Musicians Burns Down More Than 50 Churches
25 Varg Vikernes Murders Bandmate Øystein "Euronymous" Aarseth

In August 1993, Vikernes was arrested and charged with the murder of Mayhem guitarist Øystein "Euronymous" Aarseth. In May 1994, he was found guilty of murder and the earlier church arsons, and sentenced to 21 years in prison.

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