I’ve always said it, if you don’t like it, don’t listen to it. But sometimes we are forced to and we can’t always control what we hear. There will always be a song you hate on a bar, club, or at a party. You may even have a friend that has one of these bands on his list of favorites. But what can you do about it? HATE THEM!

In some cases it’s not about their music, it’s about their existence. Their songs may be good, but what they say and how they act may be enough for people to hate them.

The following is a list of the TOP 10 most hated bands. Again…this does not mean that their music is bad, although there are some cases where it is. And of course we didn’t even considered acts like Pitbull, who don’t even deserve to be mentioned on this list, because they are not artists at all. We are also not considering pop hated acts like Justin Bieber, One Direction, Black Eyed Peas, which are just way too obvious to be included.

Let’s begin!

avril lavigne
10. Avril Lavigne
Ok she may be considered as a pop hated act, but there was a time when she actually saw herself as a punk star. She acted like the misunderstood teenager that wanted to be a bad girl, and boy she was really bad but with music. To make it even worse, she is currently married with Chad Kroeger from Nickelback. But as she once said “If you hate me, you’re the loser, not me“.

blink 182
9. Blink 182
Another case of a band that began with a promising career in music and ended screwing everything up. They sold themselves over childishness songs and terrible live performances. Many of heir songs are really good, but let’s face it, now in 2014 they aren’t funny anymore. Their recent performance at Reading & Leeds Festival was a complete disaster… so welcome to the list.

8. Eminem

His first albums were really good, but then it all began to sound exactly the same. Everything was about how much he hated his mother and how he struggled as a kid. It just sounded as he was angry all the time. Maybe instead of making a bunch of albums about it, he could just visit a therapist. In his early songs he talked shit about artists like Britney Spears, Moby, and Will Smith, but he is currently touring with Rihanna. In his Real Slim Shady song he even said he preferred to be seated next to Carson Daily and Fred Durst. Who the fuck wants that?

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7. John Mayer
There are three main reasons why this guy is hated: (1) the dumb faces he makes while playing guitar, (2) saying things like “Sometimes I wish that I was the weather, you’d bring me up in conversation forever. And when it rained, I’d be the talk of the day.”, and most importantly (3) for his racist comments on a Playboy interview in which he said “I don’t think I open myself to it. My dick is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a f**kin’ David Duke cock. I’m going to start dating separately from my dick.”.

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6. Vanilla Ice
The only thing bigger than the downfall he had in his career was his ego. He ripped off Queen’s and Bowie’s song “Under Pressure” in the song “Ice Ice Baby“. It was pretty obvious, but he still claimed that it wasn’t the same. “Ours goes Ding Ding Ding tch Duh Duh Ding Ding. It’s not the same!”

limp bizkit
5. Limp Bizkit
One of America’s most hated bands. Probably another personality issue, like Eminem. Fred Durst was also known for his rejection of pop music, although he once performed with Christina Aguilera a the MTV VMA’s. Later he claimed to be in a relationship with Britney Spears, and she denied that publicly and she even humiliated him. In the year 2000, the band released an album entitled ‘Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water‘. Do you need more reasons? The band recently made a comeback, but seriously…their music genre is completely dead.

4. Creed
The generic post-grunge band, best known as Creed, has a frontman called Scott Stapp. He thinks himself as another version of Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, but without the talent and originality.
Fun fact: A sex tape of Stapp and Kid Rock receiving oral sex from a group of women was released to the public in 2006. When questioned about this, Stapp just said that he did not believe oral sex was actual sex.

3. Metallica
Let’s make another list: (1) Lars Ulrich was the big responsible of shutting down Napster. I obviously do not support illegal downloading of music, but come on, it was naive to think that fighting them would end up with the problem. Do you really think crime will end by removing guns to criminals? There will always be new ways to do it. If you really care about the issue, then find a real solution to the real problem. (2) Their album ‘Death Magnetic‘. (3) Their album with Lou Reed. (4) We are tired of them, they reached a dead end.

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2. U2
They may be one of the greatest bands of all time, but they are definitely also one of the most hated. Everyone loved them, their music is definitely good, they win Grammys for every album they release, so what happened? Perhaps Bono got involved into too many topics that were not of his business. It’s great to be part of charities and raise funds for people who need it or trying to solve the biggest issues of our world, but you don’t have to make a big deal out of it. It was always important for Bono to make sure that everyone knew what he was doing.

To make their situation even worse, they took the wrong decision of releasing their new album for free for all iTunes users. What the hell were they thinking? No matter how good or bad the album is, you simply can’t expect to make everyone happy by putting an album inside their music library. Bad move.

1. Nickelback
We have come to the end of this list, and as you might have guessed, Nickelback is at the top of it. Do they deserved to be hated? Is hate on them just a fashionable thing to say, or do they really suck? Yes, they really do. All of their songs sound exactly the same and they suck big time. Just listen to songs like “Rockstar” or “Something in your mouth“, which actually talks about a “dirty girl” that looks cuter with something on her mouth.

Recently, a campaign to prevent the band from performing on London and keeping them out of the city forever was launched.
Nickelback certainly has it all: terrible music, no charisma, terrible style…The Canadian band has become music’s biggest joke, and so they deserve the 1st place of our list.