Top 10 Rock and Metal Artists with the Most Annoying Fan Bases


The Top Ten

1 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.

"Metallica is rubbish! They sold out and nowadays they're cover band of themselves. Megadeth has always stayed true to Thrash Metal. Dave Mustaine invented Thrash. Megadeth is the best band ever! "

Let's forget about the fact that Megadeth also kind-of strayed from Thrash during the mid-late 90s, starting with Youthanasia (Which was good in its own right). Also, notice how Risk isn't mentioned. That album was worse than St. Anger and Risk was Megadeth's attempt at a "Black Album". Oh, Megadeth was the least influential out of the Big Four, and even then, they didn't invent Thrash (That goes out to Venom).

That being said, I still like Megadeth and I go back on them time and again. But jeez, their fanbase is among the most obnoxious among a genre that already has a negative reception for its many fanbases. - CrimsonShark

They Bash on Everything that isn’t Megadeth. They’re also completely bias. With that being said, Megadeth is my second favorite band, so I don’t hate them. - awesomedp900

2 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.
3 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.
4 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.

Everyone praises this band, and it’s really annoying. - awesomedp900

5 Blink 182 Blink 182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) more.
6 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.

This fan base wants to make me rip all my hair out. - awesomedp900

I agree that the fanbase is extremely annoying, but they’re pop, not rock. - 3DG20

7 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.

They are even worse than The Beatles fan base in my opinion. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

8 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.

Even though they’re my favorite band, the fan base can be annoying. - awesomedp900

9 Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.
10 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.

Their more extreme fans are extraordinarily defensive, if you say one thing negative of Slayer, they’ll either attack you or unnecessarily overanalyze your statement all because you said something negative/critical of Slayer and they don’t like that. Honestly has a worse fanbase than Megadeth, at least Megadeth fanboys can be somewhat civil.

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11 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward. The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback. In 1978, more.
12 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.
13 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.
14 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). more.
15 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. more.

€Tool’s not a band it’s a enigma”. If only I got a dime every time I heard that. - Ninjaturtlesforpresident

16 Falling in Reverse Falling in Reverse Falling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.
17 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden 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 more.
18 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. more.

I love Three Days Grace, and the fanbase isn’t the worst, but it’s annoying when a lot of fans assume that anyone who doesn’t like them is automatically a Justin Bieber fan, and some of them act like Adam is the only important member. “Adam is so cute”, “Adam is so hawt”, “I wanna f*** Adam”, (I’m not kidding...) “Adam this”, “Adam that”. I love Adam too, but what about Neil, Brad and Barry? - 3DG20

19 Cryptopsy Cryptopsy Cryptopsy is a Canadian technical death metal band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in 1988. The band has sold over 300,000 records.
20 Atheist Atheist Atheist is a progressive/technical death metal band from Florida, founded in 1984 by drummer Steve Flynn and singer/guitarist Kelly Shaefer.
21 Watchtower Watchtower Watchtower is an American progressive metal band based in Austin, Texas. The band was influenced by late 1970s progressive rock acts, such as Rush and U.K., as well as the burgeoning new wave of British heavy metal scene.
22 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.

I love Linkin Park, but I absolutely hate the fanbase. I saw a comment on a video where Chester broke his wrist and kept playing that said they weren’t a fan of Linkin Park and even gave reasons, plus they still respected Chester for still playing. It’s not like they just started talking about how “Linkin Park sucks” or “I’m glad Chester broke his wrist”, yet everyone still bashes on them. - 3DG20

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