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Top 7 Most Infamous Bands

21 March 2009 by: Adam Major No Comment


The word infamous, pronounced \ˈin-fə-məs\, is  having a reputation of the worst kind : notoriously evil. Either being the pioneer of instrument destruction or simply sex drug and rock n roll this list sums up the top 7 bands that made history for bad things.

7- The Rolling Stones


Starting at number 7, The Rolling Stones an English Rock band Band formed in 1962. The Band members were arrested countless times for drug abuse. These arrest were throwing tours into jeopardy. Sex, drugs and rock’n’roll proved to involve rather a lot of paperwork. Keith Richards’ recent “confession” that he snorted his father’s ashes seemed as calculated to self-mythologise as any of the band’s heyday antics. The story behind the song : It’s Only Rock’n’Roll 1974.

6- The Doors


Slipping in number 6, The Doors an American rock band formed in 1965. The singer Jim Morrison was famously the first ever to be arrested on stage. In New Haven 1969, Jim ranted to the crowd about a backstage run he had with the cops.  Unhappy, the cops hauled him off stage, leaving many fans in riot mode. The story behind the song : Riders of the Storm 1971.

5- The Sex Pistol


Taking the number 5 spot, Anarchy in the UK, oops I mean the Sex Pistol. This band, back in the day has done many anarchic cohorts which took trouble with them wherever they went. Sid Vicious: “Cause as much chaos and disruption as possible but don’t let them take you alive”  The story behind the song : Anarchy in The U.K. 1977.

4- Guns N’ Roses


Securing the number 4, Guns N’ Roses. Known for the chaotic behaviors at live shows, Guns N’ Roses were once dubbed the “most dangerous band in the world”. This reputation peaked in 1991, after a crowd violence, Rose simply stormed off stage mid-song, leaving fans to riot. The story behind the song : Welcome To The Jungle 1987

3- Beastie Boys


Number 3 goes to the Beastie Boys. American hardcore punk band formed in 1979. The Beasties describe their touring experience on No Sleep Till Brooklyn: “We’re trashing hotels like it’s going out of style.” The story behind the song : You Gotta Fight for Your Right To Party! 1987 

2- motley crue


Number 2, Mötley Crüe! Drummer Tommy Lee sums up life on tour: “Drink. Do drugs. Go on rampage in room, on roof, or in parking lot. Get caught. Get locked in room or handcuffed to bed by road manager. Yell. Scream. Threaten jobs. Shoot up heroin alone… Wake up. Remember nothing. Repeat cycle.” The story behind the song : Kickstart My Heart 1989

1- the who


The Pioneer of total instrument destruction and the windmill guitar stroke. The Who secures the number one position. The band pioneered the art of hotel room trashing. Doing things like flushing countless explosives down toilets, merrily tossing TVs from windows and starting food fights. These activities banned the band from most hotel chains in America. The story behind the song : My Generation 1965

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