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Respected Musicians Who Were Actually Terrible People

Some musicians just have a freakish amount of talent. Most of us learn at a young age that we are not those people. The realization probably came as soon as you were old enough to read social cues and you tried showing off your amazing talents to anyone except your pet. (Daisy is a very good dog, but maybe not a very good judge of musical ability.) Those who do have that freakish amount of talent are the singer-songwriters, the people who can play any instrument they pick up, the ones who...

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    Respected Musicians Who Were Actually Terrible People

    Respected Musicians Who Were Actually Terrible People

    Some musicians just have a freakish amount of talent. Most of us learn at a young age that we are not those people. The realization probably came as soon as you were old enough to read social cues and you tried showing off your amazing talents to anyone except your pet. (Daisy is a very good dog, but maybe not a very good judge of musical ability.) Those who do have that freakish amount of talent are the singer-songwriters, the people who can play any instrument they pick up, the ones who get lost in the music of their own making whether they're in the studio or on stage. There's something almost magical about listening to a true musical genius, and they've definitely earned our respect. But it's easy to forget that behind all that music is a very ordinary person, and sometimes, that ordinary person is a terrible human being.

    Musicians Who've Been Kicked Out Of A Crazy Number Of Bands - Grunge

    Musicians Who've Been Kicked Out Of A Crazy Number Of Bands - Grunge

    Sometimes an employee isn't a good fit, behaves poorly, or turns out to be underqualified for their job. The same thing happens with rock bands, leading to some very awkward band meetings and the dismissal of a colleague. Most people are probably going to get fired at least once in their lives, even musicians. These guys are special cases, however — they got the proverbial pink slip from more than one prominent rock band.

    Times Musicians Were Forced To Apologize To Fans

    Times Musicians Were Forced To Apologize To Fans

    Big-time rock stars and luminous singers make mistakes and say or do things they shouldn't have, only to realize in retrospect — or under the lens of intense public backlash — that they messed up. Here are some times when musicians were in the wrong, fessed up, and told the whole world that they were sorry.

    Musicians You Wouldn't Want To Meet In Real Life

    Musicians You Wouldn't Want To Meet In Real Life

    We all likely share the same fantasies when it comes to meeting our heroes. In the wonderful dreamworld of chance encounters with famous people, we are cool, collected, and not at all geeking out at sharing the same real estate as someone we admire. This applies to musicians as well. We imagine that we could conjure up stories that would make them see us differently than every other fervent follower they come across. "I'll make an impression on them," you think to yourself. "One day."

    Musicians Who Bait-And-Switched Their Fans

    Musicians Who Bait-And-Switched Their Fans

    "I'm sick to death of people saying we've made 11 albums that sounds exactly the same," AC/DC's Angus Young is reputed to have said. "In fact, we've made 12 albums that sound exactly the same." But not every act can be as successful mining the same territory over and over again as AC/DC (or the Ramones, who had a similar don't-mess-with-the-formula approach). Plenty of artists have changed their sound over the years, sometimes turning off their old fans, but also sometimes winning new ones.

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