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 Dimebag Darrell Gets Shot and Killed Onstage

He was shot and killed by an audience member while on stage during a performance with Damageplan on December 8, 2004.

3 Norwegian Black Metal Musicians Burns Down More Than 50 Churches

The image above is of Varg Vikernes, who is primarily responsible for the church burnings along with other musicians.
The following is a partial list of the church arsons:

May 23: attempted burning of Storetveit Church in Bergen.
Jun 6: burning of Fantoft stave church in Bergen - Varg Vikernes is strongly suspected as the culprit, but was not convicted.
Aug 1: burning of Revheim Church in Stavanger.
Aug 21: burning of Holmenkollen Chapel in Oslo - Varg Vikernes and Faust were convicted for this; Euronymous also participated, but was murdered in August 1993.
Sep 1: burning of Ormøya Church in Oslo.

Sep 13: burning of Skjold Church in Vindafjord - Varg Vikernes and Samoth were convicted for this.
Oct 3: burning of Hauketo Church in Oslo.
Dec 24: burning of Åsane Church in Bergen - Varg Vikernes and Jørn Inge Tunsberg were convicted for this.
Dec 25: burning of a Methodist church in Sarpsborg - a firefighter was killed while fighting this ...more

4 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.

5 Woodstock 1999 Riots

4 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' "Fire", audience members started began to light some candles, some also using 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 boooed for being Canadian.

In addition, 4 instances of gang rape was reported along with widespread destruction & burglary of vendor booths.

Why was there a lot of chaos during the event?

6 Audience Gets Trampled During the Who Concert Resulting in the Death of 11 People

this was very sad, all this people wanted to do was go to a concert and have some fun, and this happened, the word has been a horrible place for a very long time, and it's so sad.

7 Murder of the Notorious B.I.G.
8 Audience Gets Trampled During Pearl Jam Concert Resulting in the Death of 9 People

On 3rd June 2000, Nine fans were crushed underfoot and suffocated to death as the crowd rushed to the front. After numerous requests for the crowd to step back, the band stopped playing and tried to calm the crowd when the musicians realized what was happening, but it was already too late. The two remaining dates of the tour were canceled and members of the band contemplated retiring after this event.

9 Drive-By Murder of Tupac Shakur
10 Murder of Christina Grimmie

She didn't deserve to die. RIP

The Contenders

11 Murder of Selena Quintanilla

this did not have to happen, she was such a good singer, and so pretty, and such a sweet young girl, and was gone way to soon, R.I.P

12 Freddie Mercury Dies

He died too soon...

a very sad moment in time.

absolute legend, gone way too soon.. rip

13 Death of Michael Jackson

I cryed for hours.

14 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.

Why do people still believe this?

15 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 an 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.

16 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".

to my this was funny, I don't like taylor swift, kanye west or beyonce, but it sure was funny.

17 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.

John was making an accurate observation about the celebrity worship phenomenon.
He didn't claim it was appropriate.

I don't think Chapman's motivation can be accurately stated as simply a late reaction to that comment.

18 Rumors that Paul McCartney Was Dead

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

19 Metallica Not Nominated for Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame for Over 15 Years
20 George Harrison Dies
21 Rolling Stones at Altamont Incident
22 Drowning of Dennis Wilson
23 Collapse of Smile
24 Death of Paul Gray
25 Death of Elvis Presley

Tragic death of one of the best artists of all time also had a lot of vocal life left right before his death

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