This ain’t no hoedown. This is all about the ability to musically throw down. It’s tough to define exactly what a rock star is, but at their essence, they are really talented celebrities who are just cooler than everyone else. It’s nearly impossible to narrow down a list like this, so once again, we chose to rely on the infallible, Goliath algorithm. It’s always growing, changing, accepting new information into its data bank, and thus, there is no denying variable. That’s why there’s a comments section for residual sound off. Now, let’s pay homage.
10. Chuck Berry
Would rock ‘n’ roll have become rock ‘n’ roll without Chuck Berry? Chuck Berry was so instrumental to the future of rock music, his most famous jam was played in the 1985 classic, Back to The Future. He was even referenced during the famous scene that featured Marty McFly six-string-wailing to “Johnny B. Goode.” If Elvis was the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Chuck Berry was his daddy. And it wasn’t a lack of talent that prevented Chuck Berry from taking over the musical world, or the fact that he was a black man playing during the civil rights era…it was the fact that he carried a reputation of being difficult to work with, a sex fiend, and unaccommodating as a performer. Sure, it’s understandable he probably hated being paraded around for studios full of white people, but some of his legal troubles? Damn.