Best Rock and Metal Bands With a Bad ReputationSabbath
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Very bad reputation due to plagiarism (many proven rip offs). Their biggest hits are rip offs - Whole Lotta Love, Stairway to Heaven, Dazed And Confused, In My Time of Dying, Since I've Been Loving You, The Lemon Song, to name a few. In many cases the Court's verdict was "uncredited covers".
Plagiarism is probably the worst possible sin in music. - Metal_Treasure
I love them dearly and all, but yeah. 1. Plagiarism. Plenty of plagiarism. 2. Accused of many horrible crimes. 3. Bonzo shot a cop. He also drank 40 shots the night he died. 5. Jimmy Page was kind of satanic and also had sex with a 14 year old.Well... They're still great. Don't judge me!
And also! I didn't say great people. I mean their music. Yes, I know Jimmy and Bonzo were rather bad people. It doesn't mean I can't still enjoy their music. John Paul Jones was responsible, yet still a plagiarist, but helped a lot with the studio and direction of albums. And Robert Plant was actually pretty kind towards his fans. - MontyPython
Led Zeppelin is voted number 1 on the greatest bands of all time so I don't get why they are on this list - Sabbath
Still overrated - god knows why.. - Ananya
Maybe because a lot of people like their work but you apparently don't? - BillyvV 2 Comments
I heard he had a suicidal case against him. - zxm
What was with the song "Suicide Solution." The idiot who killed himself only read the title, and not the lyrics that warned of alcohol. - SoldierOfFortune
He's never had a good reputation but the reality show “The Osbournes" was something really bad because metal musicians are not allowed to do such things for money and popularity.
The show featured Ozzy's domestic life and his family. It had 52 episodes and was on MTV and national TVs for 4 seasons (2002-2005). Yep, lots of $$$.
The theme song for the show was a cover of Ozzy's song "Crazy Train". So far so good.
But the cover was done in a jazz-swing style reminiscent of Pat Boone... - Metal_Treasure
I think Ozzy is a real good musician and he has some of the best songs, but GOD DAMN SHARON! Only good thing from her was sobering him up. Firing Jake E Lee wasn't a good move, and let's not forget Eggfest! A big reason zakk is still in is because he kisses Sharon's ass. - SoldierOfFortune
Should be at higher than Led Zeppelin. Zeps only got rip off cases. He's got worse than that. - zxm
They were the first thrash band to play in arenas before MTV even hear of them and now people just see the bad in them. They had ups and downs but they are still going today and back to thrash metal. - Sabbath
This list is a joke - Sabbath
Slipknot it is a very interesting band if you open your mind. People laugh at them because they wear masks and have so many band members. They are awesome live and they have their own sound. - Sabbath
Their masks and band members number aren't their biggest problems... - Metal_Treasure
This band might be kind of cheesy and it's a turn off to men to see other men wearing makeup but however, they have talented band members and they are educated in music. People will always bash them while other people enjoy them just like Metallica. - Sabbath
I find them to have enough decent materials to say that this is a pretty good band, both their self titled album and Nightmare are amazing, and City of Evil has a handful of great songs as well. I think that people give them too much flak. - kempokid
They were always ranked 4th out of the big four but now they are the best out of the big four. - Sabbath
Scott Ian (and Anthrax) got a bad reputation because they were involved in creation of the nu-metal/rap metal subgenres. Die hard metal fans (hardliners) hate these crossovers and find them awful. Most of the metal hardliners don't even consider those subgenres metal, and respectively - the bands that play nu-metal and rap metal. - Metal_Treasure
Can anybody explain - how they gained a bad reputation because nothing comes to my mind. Did I miss something?
Can anybody explain - how they gained a bad reputation because nothing comes to my mind.
Since when does ACDC ever get a bad rep
All artists in the Top 10 and most of the Top 20 on this list have fantastic critical reviews and are loved by either the public, mudic lovers or both... this is simply the most untrue list I have ever seen. Because a bad reputation does neither mean you hate them nor that they aren't popular on TTT. It means that they are regarded as horrible by most people and/or critics.
Nickelback apparently have a bad reputation in America, most of the reviews aren't all too good and many people hate them. So I voted for them because they are highest item on the list that actually fulfill the title. They don't have a bad reputation over here, reviews are mixed to positive and people either are fans or completely ignore them. - Martin_Canine
System of a Down has a bad rep? This is news to me. They have a huge fanbase as well as critical acclaim.
Most metalheads hate them for one obvious reason: They made Nu Metal.
They aren't an emo band. All of their fans aren't suicidal teens. "The Black Parade" is one of the greatest albums of all time. - MyLocalRoyalVampire
I was emo, now I'm not
its just a stage in life silly gooses - Metalfan2112
I really enjoy their music don't get me wrong. It's just so much of their music is explicit, which makes the songs hard to appreciate. Of course you can simply ignore the lyrics but it's hard when you know it's explicit. Believe me I've tried. But enough negativity they have great music and not all of their songs have bad meanings.
After their first 5 albums I lost interest and American idiot was and is one of the most overrated albums in rock - Sabbath
Their glam metal past (in the 80s). - Metal_Treasure
Just about every other name on this list grew up with a poster of Jim Morrison tacked up in their garage.
Yeah, the amazing singer of the Metal Gods (Rob Halford) is GAY. For some reason gays are great singers - Freddie, Adam Lambert, Elton John, George Michael... - Metal_Treasure
I heard about it once. They had some case against suicide. They were sued for it. But the won it. (as I remember). - zxm
Constantly getting a bad rap when Slipknot is worse
They are an amazing band. Probably my favorite. But they did so many drugs. Drugs contributed to Jerry's death, alcohol caused Pig Pen's death, and attheir shows, everyone did drugs. Their fans are big drug addicts a lot of the time. It's terrible, because, I've never been to a dead show, because I wasn't born when Jerry died, so I want to see Dead and Co., but I'm not allowed to because of the drugs at those shows.
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