This Week's Question: Biggest Rock Posers?

Who is the most prissy poser in rock music? Post your nominations here.

This Week's Question: Biggest Rock Posers?
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With all their preening and posing, rockstars may as well be peacocks. They dress in outrageous garbs, line their eyes with makeup and slick their hair with the care of a catwalk model. Yes, rockstars can be a vain breed - but we usually wouldn't have them any other way. This week's question is:

Who are the biggest posers in rock?

It can be in a good or bad way - some rockstars strike a pose and look all the cooler for it. Others try a little too hard, and it can come across as needy and desperate for attention. Whatever your reasons, post the name of the star who you think is the biggest poser in the comments and up vote any you agree with. We'll stack up the results and post them early this week. Good luck!

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    SocksAndTrees
    Black Veil Brides
    Wishort
    They better be on the list
    Zoltan1251
    should be No.1..... for setting the worst example... representing everything rock n roll is NOT about.....
    jaysadler2
    Has to be top of the list - Dont mind posers, but when their musical is sooo awful, they just look like idiots.
    BuriedAlive7x
    I'm assuming you just mean their singer, the other guys don't really say much.
    TheSound606
    Check out their Golden Gods 2013 acceptance speech. Made me completely loose what little respect I had for them .
    Audible Warfare
    I like them but I definitely agree that BVB are posers. They think that because they replace breakdowns with guitar solos and dress in a bunch of chains, makeup, and belts from Hot Topic they are the 80's revived.
    MattHessing
    Asking Alexandria
    JohnSeminario
    Ultimate-Guitar.
    StrawberyWalrus
    And almost everyone that uses it.
    kmitchell74
    seriously. What the f*** kind of question is this? POSER, really? I feel like I'm in a highschool movie produced in the 90s
    wormgus2003
    I am probably gonna get a lot of heat for saying this but I will have to say: Black Metal fans. It's like they don't care about the Metal anymore, all they care about is Satan and bringing down other Metal fans. They think they are the elite in Metal. They hate the world.
    Second Rate
    This is the first strawman i've seen on U.G. Try being specific, it's quite easy to say "black metal fans" when it is in fact the underground for the sake of being underground black metal hipsters that are the problem. I know plenty of black metal fans that aren't anything like what you described there. And this "elite" bullshit. People need to stop treating the term "elitist" like it's some sort of insult. After all, at the end of the day.... those of us that have been accused of elitism are the ones that keep these genres alive when the hip crowd have moved on to the next trend they feel the need to gentrify, homogenize, and destroy. That being said, I'm gonna go in the black metal direction and nominate Erik Danielsson of Watain. The harder he tries to come off as some sort of serious, dark, hardcore satanist..... the more he seems like a character from a Christopher Guest movie.
    snoble029
    This x1000. You're right about black metal hipsters. I'm a fan of some more melodic black metal, like Watain and Dimmu, but I like the actual music. And Erik Danielsson isn't a poser, he's pretty genuine, he's just a little insane.
    Face R1pper
    Congratulations, you know nothing about black metal.
    Mouloudo
    lol you just proved him right you elitist mutaphuka
    Lord_Gore
    lol how did he proved him right. Sorry, but black metal is much more than satan ... Kind of stereotype. And to say that he knows nothing about black metal, isnt elitist thinking.
    TheExterminator
    Jesus Christ, I realize that the word "elitist" and its meaning and relevance have been completely destroyed by its incorrect overuse by every piece of shit.. But telling someone who clearly knows nothing about Black Metal that they know nothing about Black Metal is "elitist"? I bet you think historians are elitists every time they correct someone's incorrect view on a piece of history.
    Robslip
    no,.. that just makes them annoying! ha ha. "History is written by the victors" so even those "facts" can be distorted. Think about it for a minute: The "lanf of teh free and home of the brave" was founded by aristocratic, slave owning white people fleeing their own country to avoid paying taxes and be free. irony? Not a Black Metal fan,.. had to think of something constructive to add...:)
    Filipus
    I love black metal and i'm sorry to say that you are talking about the "elitists". But that is in every genre.
    slipdisk
    you might find that most music fans don't feel the need to wear a costume or adopt the persona of whatever music they happen to listen too
    runningriot115
    How bout instead of just black metal elitists, lets just expand that to every elitist fan
    K33nbl4d3
    We could, but black metal, while not necessarily having more elitists than other genres, has by far the most hilarious. Case in point, the comments of some folks, I think from Mayhem, saying how they used the imagery to drive away people who weren't trve enough to "get" the music.
    kertsi
    once a wise man said "the darker metal, the brighter the heart
    qrEE
    The biggest poser in Rock is the first person to label someone else a poser. And yes I just called myself a poser.
    wormgus2003
    How about Tommy Lee? Lol coming for a Crue fan