Honoring rock icons can be a bit of a tricky matter, as hardcore fans have a tendency to criticize every minute detail they find inappropriate. But sometimes, tributes can go so wrong that it seems like it was better they never happened in the first place.
Anyhow, this week we've asked you to share your thoughts about the worst rockstar honoring of all time. We've summed up the results, details below.
10. Limp Bizkit Performing 'Killing in the Name' Dressed as GN'R
Not sure what Guns N' Roses
have to do with Rage Against the Machine
, but Fred Durst
and co. thought it was a good idea to mix the two, resulting in "Killing in the Name
" live performance in GN'R outfit. Their efforts didn't go unnoticed, earning Limp Bizkit an opening spot on our list.
9. Miley Cyrus Singing 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'
This one stirred up quite a drama when it first went online, and apparently it still does. Miley
? What could possibly be more atrocious? It's sacrilege we say!
8. Beatles Barkers
OK, just wtf?
7. Axl Rose Singing GN'R Songs
a fresh dose of UG sass, you guys decided to take a bit of a jab at Mr. Rose
. Hence, No. 7 goes to Axl Rose's GN'R "covers"
with the band's current lineup.
6. Avril Lavigne Performing 'Fuel'
That "Metallica MTV Icon
" show from 2003 sure had metal fans crossed with some of the performing artists. As a matter of fact, the show earned two spots on the list. Firstly, there's Avril Lavigne
's edition of "Fuel
." Sadly, but truthfully, there's more, so we'll get to that a bit later.
5. Adam Lambert Singing with Queen
Stepping into the shoes no man can fill, Adam Lambert
was up for copious amount of hate from Queen
fans as he performed with the band, earning him a No. 5 spot on the list. Check out if he's that bad in the clip below.
4. Snoop Dogg Performing 'Sad But True'
Geting back to "Metallica MTV Icon
" thing, Snoop Dogg
had the crowd members scratching their heads that night as he delivered a once-in-a-lifetime rendition of "Sad But True
." It was so bad that it made a full circle and turned awesome. Or not. "Biatch!"
3. Holograms Replacing Rockstars
The idea of holograms replacing late rockstars, or any late musical giants isn't something UG community is too fond of. Although holograms pay respect to icons no longer with us, it's still just a playback of old material and a dressed-up way to cash in on late titans with flashy gimmicks.
2. Kurt Cobain's Crying Statue
Getting to more recent events, statue of "Kurt Cobain crying next to coffee and a power drill whilst holding a guitar that looked inflatable"
gets the silver medal this week. Thanks to SocksAndTrees
for that vibrant description.
1. Lack of Jeff Hanneman on Grammys' "In Memoriam"
Ever since "Crest of a Knave
" beat "...And Justice for All
" in 1988, Grammys
have been a thorn in metal fans' side and this year's ceremony only made the rift worse with the exclusion of late Slayer
icon Jeff Hanneman
from the "In Memoriam
" segment. Additionally, late Iron Maiden
drummer Clive Burr
was also excluded from the tributes section and the all-star QOTSA
performance got cut off by commercials. Making peace with Grammys just seems like an impossible task now.