10 Bands That Everyone Loves To Hate

Music's biggest headaches.

Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger performs during the VH1 Rock Honors concert at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 12, 2007. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
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There are plenty of bands that represent the gold standard of their respective genre. From rock to pop to country, certain artists are such experts at their craft that pretty much everything they've done could be heralded as some degree of awesome. Some people thrive at the top of the totem pole, but there are always those musical speedbags we love to take a few jabs at.

For as hated as some of these bands are though, do they really deserve all the hate that they get?

Well...it depends.

Rather than showering something with praise, hate is typically something that comes with the passage of time and can only hold up if it remains consistently bad throughout the years. If something is just boring or just sounds gross to listen to, you can typically get over that, but 'hated' is something that has to stick with you.

Some of these acts even have some genuine talent behind them, but there is that one turd in the punchbowl that everyone just can't get around. Whether they've survived through memes, scars, or just the refusal to go away, these are just a handful of artists that we love taking to court. No artist can be all bad, but given the slogging some circles have given these bands, they can only go up from here.

10. Eagles

On first glance, there's hard to find much to complain about when it comes to the Eagles. Not only were they able to cross the boundaries of rock, country, and soul across their career, but they've also created some of the most classic tunes of the '70s from "Hotel California" to "Peaceful Easy Feeling." Things may seem peachy on the surface, but the real venom comes when you dig a bit deeper.

Ever since the band's first demise in the '80s, there have been many rock fans who cannot stand the attitude behind lead singer Don Henley. While the first part of the breakup was triggered when guitarist Don Felder got into a sparring match with Glenn Frey, Henley has had his name dragged through the mud over the years for not standing up for the everyman in the rock world.

Granted, he puts in a lot of effort to make you think he's a down-to-earth guy, but his stance on the music business and industry at large makes him sound like a grandpa that's too old to deal with these new kids coming up the ranks.

Look no further than the fact that nearly all of the Eagles songs are only limited to Spotify, with Henley making a point to take down any cover or song coverage if he isn't paid for it.

The '70s may have been a blast, but not even the wild fun of Joe Walsh can save the Eagles from Henley's nasty reputation.

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