Wednesday Question: Worst Rockstar Honoring?

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Late rockstars deserve great honoring for everything they've done for music. Fans always pay great tributes to their favourites, famous musicians take part in or even organize tribute events or record tribute albums.

But it's quite important to be very accurate in honoring your favourites, because something that meant to be the great tribute paying may turn into the catastrophe.

And this week's wednesday question is:

What was the worst rockstar honoring ever?

You may pick up anything - a memorial, a tribute album, show or event whatever. Post your submissions in the comments section below, vote for them and we will post the top 10 of the most popular entries this Friday!

Good luck!

P.S. Yes, this is "Master of Puppets" cover art detail.

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    SocksAndTrees
    Kurt Cobain crying next to coffee and a power drill whilst holding a guitar that looked inflatable coulda gone better.
    floggingmurphy
    nboyjn
    I can't get over the fact that this exists. Like someone actually took time out of his/her day to make this..
    cyclonus
    The idea of holograms to replace dead rockstars
    K33nbl4d3
    As a one-off tribute I like it (case in point, X Japan playing with a hologram of their dead guitarist hide in 2008), but to make money from doing it on a regular basis I cannot get behind.
    Downfault
    Michael Jackson; with his bickering, attention starved, money hungry family exploiting his death to the max just to garner acclaim and gain his inheritance. Rest in peace Jackson.
    wursty
    Tables being mistakenly identified as James Hetfield everywhere.
    BjarnedeGraaf
    That statue of a crying kurt cobain... not to mention everything courtney love does and says nowadays is a disgrace to the man.
    metaldalz
    "Metallica Mtv Icons" Avril Lavigne "Fuel" performance
    BigBi
    Almost every song from this TV show actually ! I guess it was a nightmare for Metallica, seeing all these bands butchering their songs.
    bobbybuu
    I thought Korn did a pretty good job of making One their own, but yeah...everybody else, "meh".
    Ben2k9
    naw Sum41's medley was good as was Jim Breuer's send up of Metallica.
    Blk_Sabbath
    To be fair Metallica butchers their own songs these days
    dudester410
    deserves more upvotes ha, cant blame'em though, comes with age
    oxymoronicman
    What about those other bands from the 80s that can only continue to write and play heavier live? Bands like Overkill, Testament, Kreator and Exodus are getting on in age too I imagine.
    codyjt5150
    OMG wh the hell are these bands that covered metallica, it's making my brain hurt
    Morgothik
    I thought Avril pretty much nailed it.
    phds
    She did a pretty decent job but, she is a pop singer and you're on UG, so you just can't admit it. You have to hate and belittle everything pop singers do otherwise you won't be considered cool by all the random strangers on this website.
    javdoc
    This is quite possibly the lamest Wednesday question yet....
    bifteksupernova
    What the hell is it even asking? I'm not exactly sure. Half of these nominations aren't tributes or honourings
    konfusius
    Avenged Sevenfold's latest Metallica/Guns'n'Roses tribute album
    NarwhalG2G
    This is actually pretty hilarious from an A7X fan. You can pretty much hear the influence in Matthew's voice.
    leony03
    EDIT: That was a pure coincidence that the post directly above mine was this exact same thing but different link xD Hadn't refreshed the page recently :p
    Alice2Mudgarden
    Kyuss - Day One
    this Kyuss song dedicated to Dave and Krist after Kurt died. I read the question wrong. I think this is awesome not worst. oh well
    BledGhostWhite
    Upvoted, because I know how shitty it is to be ridiculed on the internet for a mistake.
    adamzam
    Thats a great song!
    Eissari
    Get out from here!
    saumick
    Have people forgotten this...
    Or this?....
    Ben2k9
    Jethro Tull winning a grammy for Best Metal performance over Metallica.
    guitarpro15
    Oh god...
    Anjohl
    Just all of those stupid "tribute" albums featuring "Members of Black Sabbath, Guns N roses, Kansas, and The Cult" when it's Neil Murray, DJ Ashba, Steve Morse, and Matt Sorum.
    BledGhostWhite
    I feel like someone was sitting at their computer, looking at the Kurt statue recently put up, and said to himself "Wow, that's the worst rockstar honoring ever. Wait, I should ask that on UG!" This was so obviously reactionary, it's not even clever. They are seriously just waiting for everyone to say that statue.
    pokagbamo
    Miley Cyrus trying to cover Smells Like Teen Spirit...
    pokagbamo
    Sorry, I just noticed a bunch of other people already posted it, but damn it, that's awful.
    local_hero
    coulnd't "best rockstar honoring event/speach" could have been asked instead?
    rockfreak611
    inb4 "The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame"
    willj1234
    Black Sabbath induction into the R & R Hall of Fame with out Ronnie James Dio, Vinnie Appacie, Geoff Nicholls, Tony Martin and Cozy Powell. i know the original line up (Osbourne, Iommi, Butler and Ward) are the fathers of heavy metal, but albums like Heaven and Hell, the Mob Rules and Headless Cross are Sabbath classics as well
    smittyanthrax
    Im not sure if this counts but Kerry King at Jeff Hannemanns funeral speach.Raising a Jagermeister to a guy who died from Alcholic Liver Disease.Not cool.
    campbell.jarvis
    A grammy of any kind
    Hudzan
    This is the first thing that came to my mind
    PRL18
    a video of a DJ who plays dance music then played Nirvana SLTS and he just turned it into a dance tune....or papa roach covering Lithium
    Amnesjr
    This is total shit. The tone of his voice does not match the content of this song. The mood is totally different from the original version, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but in this case, it is. There is an excessive amount of outward anger in this version, in the Downward Spiral, the songs were generally about angers directed inwards. The instrumental ending of the song does not fit at all with the other parts of the song. It sounds like a song meant to make you feel happy and dance, while the song is actually about someone losing what they truly believed in and in turn resorting to the basic instincts and desires of mindless ****ing. Not worth the listen.
    thematinator
    i think Kerry King name dropping jegermeister during his speech at Jeff's funeral was worse than the grammy's snub.
    Izzy-Sweet
    I hate to say this, but Girlschool - Legend. It's about their former guitarist, Kelly Johnson. It's great that they wanted to write a song to remember her via music, but the lyrics are so cliched that the song was painful to even listen to.
    pjn7000
    All the One Direction fangirls going to One Direction concerts and cheering for them.
    pjn7000
    Also, one Direction ripping off Clash, The Who, Def Leppard, etc.
    accadacca97
    Mick Jagger's knighting
    Vinhair
    If Cortney Love is not on this list something is wrong with the world
    robo37
    Unlike most people on here, I'm actually going to listen to it before I dislike it...
    Syko318
    Adam Lambert performing "Enter Sandman"
    Random9000
    The Flaming Lips during The Who tribute. I personally only thought Pearl Jam did a good job, but they are amazing at covering The Who for some reason. EDIT: Okay I forgot about the Foo Fighters and Tenacious D as well.