Six Musicians Who Rule Despite Their Music

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Not the worst guy ever, despite all those songs.
Do you ever wonder about the positive qualities you may be overlooking in the artists you hate? Probably not. Who has time to dig through the details to find out who's actually pretty cool, but an unfortunate victim of their own terrible art?

Well, my friend, we do. That's why we're the professionals. So while it won't make the following acts sound any better, here's a list of six of critically unpopular artists that you may be able to appreciate just a little more for reasons unrelated to their music.

6. Kid Rock

Musically, it's hard to pin down Kid Rock's precise style. Sometimes he takes the punk rock and mixes it with the hip-hop. Other times, he takes the Southern rock and mixes it with the hip-hop. Regardless of the recipe and much like a 5-year-old bartender, whatever he's mixing is pretty much guaranteed to destroy brain cells.

But let's be real for a minute and talk about the fact that Kid Rock actually rules in a weird way. Believe it or not, there's more to marvel at than the fact that he had a sex tape with some groupies and Scott Stapp from Creed. Or that he punched Tommy Lee.

The first tip-off to the fedora-clad rocker's true decency comes anecdotally from a member of seminal Virginia screamo band Pg. 99, who unknowingly sat next to Kid Rock at a bar prior to his first hit single. After chatting a while, the Detroit native bought him drinks and introduced him to every single person at the bar, ever the ego-free and polite gentleman.

And the evidence continues to pile up in Rock's favor. He's encouraged people to steal his music, along with gasoline and cars. Plus, he maintains a career-long fierce loyalty to Detroit, America's Punchline City, working with fundraising efforts for the city orchestra and doing the unthinkable -- offering reasonably priced tickets in his hometown, coupled with something even more bizarre at an arena rock show: $4 beers.

5. Kreayshawn

Placed on the map by her infectious track "Gucci Gucci," Oakland's Kreayshawn almost did a song with the Insane Clown Posse until her verse was obliterated by Danny Brown's take. So yeah, being so bad that you actually get kicked off an ICP song definitely earns you a spot on this list.

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great to see you appreciate strapping young lad.


So a band is awesome because they like an obscure band? BFD.


Steve Vai was a Joe Satriani protege, and Vai sort of helped design his signature Ibanez JEM guitar series.  Thank you, Steve, for pointing out that, yes, "This is a shit article."


The album referenced in the Steve Vai section was Surfing with the Alien and it was not Vai but Joe Satriani - another wankfest guitar hero.  Like you, I bought it.


Kid Rock?  The douche is never cool in my book.  During his visit to Yokota Air Base, he got nice and toasty drunk at a local club and proceeded to personally bash any women near him that he perceived as overweight including one of my good friends.  It was only for that reason.  There was no call for that.  

"... ever the ego-free and polite gentleman."

Yeah.  Right.


This is a shit article.

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