Top 10 Rock and Metal Musicians with a Bad Reputation

Metal_Treasure

The Top Ten

1 Jimmy Page Jimmy Page James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Including all three of Metal_Treasure's points, Jimmy has also bad reputation for heavily addicted to drugs and involving in satanism. - zxm

Led Zeppelin... - Ananya

1) Plagiarism
2) He had sex with a 14-year-old girl when he was 28 and this secret relationship with Lori Maddox lasted for several years.
3) In her words, Page had Zeppelin manager Richard Cole "kidnap" her. - Metal_Treasure

2 Ian Watkins Ian Watkins Ian Watkins is a Welsh singer and convicted sex offender, best known as the former vocalist for the rock band Lostprophets.

He should be number 1. He was caught possessing child and animal pornography. This guy is just sick!

3 Gary Glitter Gary Glitter Gary Glitter is a former glam rock singer and songwriter. He sold over 20 million records and regained media attention in 1999 when child pornography were found on his laptop and committed sex offences with children. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison in 2015.

Gary Glitter was caught with child pornography. - HardRockSam

4 GG Allin GG Allin Kevin Michael "GG" Allin (born Jesus Christ Allin; 1956-1993) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer, who performed and recorded with many groups during his career. He was best known for his graphic live performances which included self-mutilation, parading around the stage naked, fighting ...read more.

I think he most likely wanted one. - DarkMatter1997

Besides GG Allin’s tendencies to fbeat people up and throw feces at people, his lyrics are infested with themes of misogyny, anti-semitism, pedophilia, and sexual violence. He is just a scumbag in general. - HardRockSam

5 Sid Vicious Sid Vicious John Beverly, born John Simon Ritchie, later named Sid Vicious, was an English musician, most famous as the bass guitarist of the influential punk rock band the Sex Pistols, and notorious for his arrest for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.

Allegedly, Vicious stabbed his girl friend Nancy. There is a lot of conspiracy about this one, but once he got out of jail, Sid committed suicide by overdosing on heroin. The true answer to the question can therefore, never be answered. I personally thing he did it though. Drugs make you do crazy things and you are bound to do bad things when you wear a shirt with a swastika on it. Maybe it was an accident, I don’t know to be honest. - HardRockSam

His name is Sid Vicious for a reason. (I’m sorry, that was a bad joke...) - 3DG20

6 Axl Rose Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

For his personality and bad temper. - Metal_Treasure

7 Ted Nugent Ted Nugent Theodore Anthony "Ted" Nugent is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and far right activist. Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of the Amboy Dukes, a band formed in 1963 that played psychedelic rock and hard rock.
8 Kid Rock Kid Rock Robert James Ritchie Sr., known professionally as Kid Rock, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, musician, record producer, activist, minister and actor.
9 Liam Gallagher Liam Gallagher William John Paul "Liam" Gallagher is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis, and later as the singer of Beady Eye.
10 Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.

Crazy. He driven a kid's mind to suicide. What worse can it be than this? - zxm

No. Suicide Solution was about Bon Scott, and it's the kids problem he misinterpreted the song - InsertCleverName

The Contenders

11 Noel Gallagher Noel Gallagher Noel Thomas David Gallagher is an English musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist. He served as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the rock band Oasis.
12 Billy Corgan Billy Corgan William Patrick "Billy" Corgan Jr. is an American musician, songwriter, producer, television writer, poet, and professional wrestling promoter best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins.
13 Varg Vikernes Varg Vikernes Louis Cachet, (born Kristian Vikernes) more popularly known as Varg Vikernes, is a Norwegian musician, writer, and a convicted murderer and arsonist. He is known as the frontman of the one-man band Burzum (named after a word in the Black Speech, which is a fictional language in J.R.R. Tolkien's The ...read more.

Varg Vikernes stabbed fellow band mate Euronymous to death. You cannot get much worse than straight up murder. - HardRockSam

14 Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Chaim Witz, known professionally by his stage name Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor and television personality.

He’s just an egotistical airhead. - HardRockSam

15 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, and was the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

The 14-year-old girl, kidnapped by Jimmy Page, actually lost her virginity to David Bowie, before her affair with Jimmy Page. Also, Bowie wife caught him in a bed with Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones. - Metal_Treasure

Never knew this ( I mean the info for this item ) - Ananya

16 Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American thrash metal band Metallica.
17 Keith Moon Keith Moon Keith John Moon was an English drummer for the rock band the Who. He was noted for his unique style and his eccentric, often self-destructive behaviour. His drumming continues to be praised by critics and musicians.
18 Courtney Love Courtney Love Courtney Michelle Love is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and visual artist. A notable figure in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s, Love's career has spanned four decades.

I don’t necessarily believe that she hired a hit man on Kurt Cobain, but I still think she’s an awful human being. She is constantly trash talking Dave Grohl and I’m sure we’ve all seen the video of her insulting the nicest man in rock. I believe I’ve heard that she did heroin while pregnant too. - HardRockSam

19 Fred Durst Fred Durst William Frederick "Fred" Durst is an American musician and film director. Durst is best known as the vocalist of the nu metal band Limp Bizkit, formed in 1994, with whom he has released six studio albums.

Becouse he is a douchebag - emilk

Durst is very egotistical and won’t shut up about allegedly doing the deed with Britney Spears. - HardRockSam

20 John Bonham John Bonham John Henry Bonham was born on May 31, 1948 in Redditch, United Kingdom. Bonham (nicknamed Bonzo) was a professional hard rock drummer who was best known for being the drummer in the band Led Zeppelin. Bonham was also one of the background singers in the band. His drumming is mainly displayed on the ...read more.
21 Dave Mustaine Dave Mustaine David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own ...read more.

His ego is bigger than the Milky Way. Besides, he's very authoritarian - his dictatorship ruined many good things in his own band and he lost many great band members. Also, he is known for not being a very generous employer. - Metal_Treasure

22 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson 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.
23 Scott Ian Scott Ian Scott Ian is an American musician, best known as the rhythm guitarist, backing and additional lead vocalist, and the only remaining original founding member of the thrash metal band Anthrax. He also writes the lyrics on all their albums.
24 Scott Stapp Scott Stapp Scott Stapp is an American singer, songwriter, and musician, known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of hard rock bands Creed and Art of Anarchy. He also has two solo albums: The Great Divide and Proof of Life.
25 Rob Halford Rob Halford Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.

It may be a false accusation, but including him the whole band was sued for suicidal case. - zxm

26 Phil Anselmo Phil Anselmo Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo is an American musician who is best known as the former lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Pantera. He currently is the vocalist of heavy metal bands Down and Superjoint Ritual.
27 Roger Waters Roger Waters George Roger Waters, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He is mostly known for being the secondary lead vocalist and bassist of Pink Floyd.
28 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.
29 Bono Bono Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".
30 Geoff Tate Geoff Tate Geoff Tate is a German-born American singer and musician who rose to fame in the 1980s with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche.
31 Pete Townshend Pete Townshend Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist and songwriter for the rock band The Who.
32 Tim Lambesis Tim Lambesis
33 Lemmy Kilmister Lemmy Kilmister Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead. He was a bassist and a singer known for his raspy voice. He died in 2015 from cancer and other health problems.
34 Tom Morello Tom Morello Thomas Morello is an American musician, singer-songwriter and political activist. He is best known for his tenure with the band Rage Against the Machine and then with Audioslave.
35 Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren
36 Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Stanley Bert Eisen, known professionally by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American musician, singer, songwriter and painter best known for being the rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer of the rock band Kiss.
37 Jim Gordon Jim Gordon
38 Allan Holdsworth Allan Holdsworth
39 Eddie Van Halen Eddie Van Halen Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, occasional keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen.
40 David Lee Roth David Lee Roth David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality.
41 Bret Michaels Bret Michaels Bret Michael Sychak, professionally known as Bret Michaels, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and reality television personality.
42 Ronnie Montrose
43 Jan Axel Blomberg Jan Axel Blomberg Jan Axel Blomberg (also known as Hellhammer) is a Norwegian drummer who is best known as the drummer for the black metal band Mayhem. He is notorious for his racist and homophobic views, even going as far as to honoring Faust (former drummer of Emperor) for stabbing a gay man to death.
44 Frank Zappa Frank Zappa Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker.
45 Tom Scholz Tom Scholz Donald Thomas "Tom" Scholz is an American rock musician, inventor, engineer, and philanthropist, best known as the founder of the band Boston.
46 Jeff Berlin
47 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was an American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.

Swinging his hips around on television. How scandalous! - Torchpost

48 Adam Gontier Adam Gontier Adam Wade Gontier is a Canadian musician and songwriter. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for Saint Asonia, but is best known as the former lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace.

I feel so horrible adding him and bringing these up, especially if they’re not true as I’m a huge fan of him, but because of the ton of bad rumours about him the last few years and some experiences meeting him that some fans have shared that weren’t great, he is starting to get a bit of a bad reputation. Please do not quote me on any of these though because I’m not one to say if they’re true or not but here are a few that I heard:


- He’d been cheating on his ex wife with his current one for 3 or 4 years before their divorce.
- He continued using drugs.
- His addiction to OxyContin made him abusive.

Thankfully, I think that’s just about all of the big ones that really spread. - 3DG20

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