10. Rivers Cuomo
When Weezer was first coming up the ranks, fans were ready for some levity in their rock music.
After years of talking about internal angst and heavy topics in the grunge movement, the charm of songs like "Buddy Holly" and "My Name Is Jonas" gave a voice for the more lighthearted version of rock and roll. At the same time, no one could have known about the anxiety-stricken frontman hiding behind those wide-rimmed glasses.
While Rivers Cuomo always wanted to be a rockstar, his introverted nature was not prepared for all the baggage that came with it. As soon as the band's self-titled album launched them into the stratosphere, he found out the adulation was not the kind of life he wanted, which led him to fits of depression while on tour. Once the band began work writing their follow-up album, Cuomo went off the grid, even enrolling at Harvard to try to blend in.
When he eventually re-emerged with new songs, the band's followup album Pinkerton ended up being hated by fans, which led the band to go on hiatus for nearly half a decade. Weezer may have a bigger voice in the rock scene nowadays, but after their classic period, there was a good chance that Rivers was down for the count.