Rock Bands with the Worst Fanbases


The Top Ten

1 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative rock 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). more.

They keep on saying that they are the saviors of metal when they aren't metal and they didn't save anything Pantera is the real savior of metal plus they are a Mediocre band that for some reason is called one of the best bands of all time which is false - christangrant

Yes, I agree. I am the prime example of it. - zxm

Some fans of this band say you should Kill Yourself for having a negative opinion on this band, good god their fanbase is terrible. - christangrant

2 Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

Indeed. Now whatever merits the band may have (which I would argue that they have a lot), their fanbase takes those merits are blows them out of proportion, heavily overpraising any new release by them as if it were the second coming. - Mrveteran

While I agree that the fanbase of this band is pretty bad for the most part, it really shouldn't detract from their positives, which they do have a lot of. - SwagFlicks

Oh my the amount of overpraise this band gets from its fans is insane they are a descent band but not the greatest band ever like some say - christangrant

3 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented more.

Forget Radiohead and their fanbase, people think that this band is infallible and are gods among music. If anything, their most acclaimed album isn't even what it's described as. Also, if Pet Sounds never existed, they would just be a boy band, and nothing else. - SwagFlicks

4 Nirvana 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. more.

This band is way overrated in the genre, but their music is at least decent, unlike some other bands in the genre (ahem ahem coldplay, ahem ahem)

Agree, they think Nirvana is the only grunge band...

I love nirvana but I agree that the fans can be pretty salty sometimes

Keep in mind I don't hate this band in fact they are a good band however whenever I state my opinion that AIC is the best grunge band I always get comments from Nirvana fans saying I am wrong and that I'm a moron for thinking that AIC is better and even worse the fans (mainly the posers) think that Nirvana invented grunge which is wrong on so many levels first of all they weren't even the first band in the grunge 4 to release a studio or Ep release the first was Screaming Life by Soundgarden and that was in 1987 in that mean time Soundgarden also released Fopp and a full studio album Ultramega Ok in 1988 which was before the release of Bleach in 1989 and second the band that invented grunge was Green River with there Come On Down (EP) which came out in 1985. - christangrant

5 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. more.
6 Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist more.

My god this band's fanbase is so annoying - christangrant

7 Linkin Park 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 more.

The most split fanbase out of all of these. Can't have a conversation on the internet about them without some fans complaining about something (whether it's their new style or which album is worse/best or anything! ) This honestly should be number one for this reason. - cjWriter1997

8 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. more.

Logic of their fans:
If you don't like Slipknot, you're a metal elitist.
F off.

9 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One more.

If this is considered a rock band then I hate their fan base because they keep saying how they are the greatest band ever whent they are a bad band and the fact people call them "Rock" is sad - christangrant

10 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

Actually Imagine Dragon is alternative pop. And alternative pop is a combined genre alternative rock and pop. They even played some solos. It's their excessive use of pop style that made them look like pop. But they have rock style too. - zxm

Same as Twenty One Pilots they are a bad band that people call "Rock" - christangrant

They aren't alt rock they are Pop and you just proved why I hate this fanbase - christangrant

I started out as an imagine dragon fan. they might not make the best music, but the fanbase is pretty good. they don't obbess over the artist,or try to shove their taste down others throats.

The Newcomers

? Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters more.

By far the worst, most obnoxiously pretentious fanbase of wrong-generationing 14 y.o's out there. Avoid at all costs.

? Faith No More Faith No More Faith No More is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979. Before settling on their current moniker in 1983, the band performed under the names Sharp Young Men and later Faith No Man.

Granted this band has been irrelevant for the last 20+ years but I consider their fans to be one of the worst, specifically online. In any of their popular videos from what I've seen their fans view them as the greatest band that ever lived, despite them having only one hit song (although I'm sure there are songs that many of their fans know that are "popular"). And don't get me started on their lead singer, because they view him like a god and that he's the greatest singer to ever live since he had one of the highest vocal ranges. Also if you try to say that this band isn't that good you will be bombarded with fans saying how your opinion is wrong or any profanity that makes them sound like little kids. And come to think of it I feel like their fans consist of people in their mid 50s that live in a basement and have nothing to do with their lives. - polofan

Granted this band is irrelevant and has been for the last 20+ years but the fanbase is probably one of the worst I've seen, specifically online. There are people that think that they're the greatest band of all time and worship their singer like a god. Also there happen to be elitists that say that they only listen to their music and trash talk any rock bands that became more popular than them. And if you give an opinion saying that this band sucks will result in fans trash talking you and saying you are complete idiot.

I personally have a huge dislike towards them, specifically their lead singer who looks and sounds like a douchebag, and just looking or saying the name leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

The Contenders

11 Bullet for my Valentine Bullet for my Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore/emo band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason more.

A crappy overrated band with a terrible fanbase similar to A7X although not as bad - christangrant

12 My Chemical Romance 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.
13 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction on the Take more.

They are called "Rock" when they are a crappy boy band with an annoying fanbase - christangrant

14 Blood on the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor is an American scene duo currently consisting of Dahvie Vanity and Fallon Vendetta that formed in 2006. Former members include Jayy von Monroe (2009-2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009). All of them provided vocals to the project. more.

It gets even worse when some people (both fans and non-fans) think they are a metal band. They are nowhere near metal. - Metal_Treasure

If there is anyone who likes this awful abomination known as a"band" then they are a really bad fan base - christangrant

15 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. more.

You're not allowed to say a bad word about them and when you do their fans tell you that you have no taste! It's really annoying! It says it all if even the band themselves don't even like the fans that have made them what they are!

A great band, with a not-so great fanbase. There's a reason why even Maynard has said he hates his fans. - cjWriter1997

16 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave more.

What Megadeth fans do?

They trolling all over the internet on Metallica forums, and they only cryin' about Metallica are sellouts, but Megadeth were always faithful to their roots. Annoying.

The Megadeth fanbase consists of people bashing on anyone/whining about (mostly Metallica and Slayer fans) who prefers another Thrash band over Megadeth, I mean they are good band but not the best I prefer Metallica and Slayer, got a problem with that? then deal with it. This fanbase is what gives Thrash Metal's fanbase a bad name (possibly Slayer's as well but I'm not as annoyed by them) - christangrant

I love Megadeth. But some fans will do anything to put down Metallica.

17 Cradle of Filth Cradle of Filth Cradle of Filth are a British extreme metal band that formed in Suffolk in 1991. The band's musical style evolved from black metal to a cleaner and more "produced" amalgam of gothic metal, symphonic black metal and other extreme metal styles.

My god this band has a annoying fanbase I hate this band and they ruined Hallowed Be Thy Name which is a disgrace to Metal music - christangrant

18 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative 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 more.
19 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.
20 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition more.
21 Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988. The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: more.
22 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American 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". more.

Those who say thrash metal is the most complex metal genre and metallica is the most talented/complex band, need to listen more metal songs. Thrash metal is nowhere near genres like neoclassical metal, prog metal or heavy metal. Some people even say thrash metal is the god of metal only because of metallica. Won't admit Lars Ulrich can't beat drums. - zxm

Some fans threatened to shoot Lou Reed for the LuLu album. Really shows the maturity.

But that is irrelevant since that's only a select few and that doesn't mean every Metallica fan is like that plus that happened years ago. - christangrant

Me, bad? Oh... OK, I am bad. - Metal_Treasure

23 AC/DC 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 more.
24 Marilyn Manson 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. more.
25 Death Death Death was an American death metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. Its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's more.

CountBlagorath totally exposed Death's fanbase.

26 Slayer 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. more.
27 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. In 2013 Gontier left the band due to creative differences. He was replaced with Brad's more.
28 Suicide Silence Suicide Silence Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos.
29 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters Foo Fighters are an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. The band was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, main songwriter), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar), Nate more.

They say they're the best band ever even when all the songs sound the same and unoriginal... - AnimeSportsFan619

30 Muse Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 more.
31 Blue Cheer Blue Cheer Blue Cheer was an American rock band that initially performed and recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s and was sporadically active until 2009. Based in San Francisco, Blue Cheer played in a psychedelic blues rock style, and are also credited as being some of the earliest pioneers of heavy metal, more.
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