Six Musicians Who Are Way Better Than Their Music

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Not the worst guy ever, despite all those songs.
Do you ever wonder about the positive qualities you may be overlooking in the artists you hate? Probably not. Who has time to dig through the details to find out who's actually pretty cool, but an unfortunate victim of their own terrible art?

Well, my friend, we do. That's why we're the professionals. So while it won't make the following acts sound any better, here's a list of six of critically unpopular artists that you may be able to appreciate just a little more for reasons unrelated to their music.

6. Kid Rock

Musically, it's hard to pin down Kid Rock's precise style. Sometimes he takes the punk rock and mixes it with the hip-hop. Other times, he takes the southern rock and mixes it with the hip-hop. Regardless of the recipe and much like a five-year-old bartender, whatever he's mixing is pretty much guaranteed to destroy brain cells.

But let's be real for a minute and talk about the fact that Kid Rock actually rules in a weird way. Believe it or not, there's more to marvel at than the fact that he had a sex tape with some groupies and Scott Stapp from Creed. Or that he punched Tommy Lee.

The first tip-off to the fedora-clad rocker's true decency comes anecdotally from a member of seminal Virginia screamo band Pg. 99, who unknowingly sat next to Kid Rock at a bar prior to his first hit single. After chatting a while, the Detroit native bought him drinks and introduced him to every single person at the bar, ever the ego-free and polite gentleman.

And the evidence continues to pile up in Rock's favor. He's encouraged people to steal his music, along with gasoline and cars. Plus, he maintains a career-long fierce loyalty to Detroit, America's Punchline City, working with fundraising efforts for the city orchestra and doing the unthinkable -- offering reasonably priced tickets in his hometown, coupled with something even more bizarre at an arena rock show: $4 beers.

5. Kreayshawn

Placed on the map by her infectious track "Gucci Gucci," Oakland's Kreayshawn almost did a song with the Insane Clown Posse until her verse was obliterated by Danny Brown's take. So yeah, being so bad that you actually get kicked off an ICP song definitely earns you a spot on this list.


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10 comments
Jonah Menzies
Jonah Menzies

None of what you said doesn't take away from painful reality that BOC always has SUCKED, currently SUCKS, and will continue to SUCK.

Aric Villarreal
Aric Villarreal

Dude, you don't even want to get me in a discussion about bands, especially metal ones. Those who troll with homophobic remarks don't last very long.

Barry Rogers
Barry Rogers

Really stupid to point a gun at the viewer to sell your music. Somehow promoting violence with guns is supposed to make your music more desirable? A bad message to send to potential listeners ... violence sells and justifies your greed for more money and power???

Zep Moore
Zep Moore

Steve Vai is one of the greatest guitarist of all time. Puts on an amazing concert. Also is drug and alcohol free. Steve Vai's music is really to intricate for the common listener.

Mr_H
Mr_H

I would've expected Yngwie Malmsteen here. I suppose it would have been redundant with Vai already on the list. 

Aric Villarreal
Aric Villarreal

I actually saw Steve Vai play in Anaheim, CA back in the 90's. He was actually pretty fun to watch, and seemed like a nice enough guy from his stage banter. And HIM are fans of Blue Oyster Cult, which automatically validates anyone in my book.

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