Before you light the torches, and march on the Goliath offices with morning stars and maces, please know that this list is in no way suggesting your favorite rock star is an untalented hack, rather they may just be completely overrated. Pop culture is fascinating, isn’t it? It’s amazing that people will cling to the ideologies of an artist—or sometimes some really crappy music—to the degree that they become a social icon. And while these nine rock stars have certainly had influence on our generation, we don’t expect many people will be talking about them 100 years from now.
9. Axl Rose
Where do we go? Where do we go, now? Guns N’ Roses was huge in the 1980s and 1990s. They sold out shows around the world, produced some of the biggest hard rock hits in a generation, and feuded with other bands like Nirvana, before feuding among themselves and breaking up. Since then…? The break up was the proof in the puddin’. Axl Rose wanted desperately to believe that he was the reason for the band’s success. He was the perfect front man for the band, but when he tried to perform with other musicians under the Guns N’ Roses name, people weren’t buying it. He tried hard, but without Slash, there was simply no Guns N’ Roses. One could easily argue that Slash was the most intriguing member of the band. Hopefully, lone wolf Axl sees that life is more purposeful as part of a pack.