We have compiled a list of rockers whose actions are not so thankful, like our Thanksgiving turkey. These 5 have been known to gobble up attention and a fair share of unnecessary clucking about themselves. Some of our nominees have been accused of being stuffed with extra helping of attitude and we know that at least one of them will be late to Thanksgiving dinner. In honor of the holiday, here’s our list of the Top 5 Rock & Roll Turkeys!
1. Axl Rose (Guns N Roses)
Well I think we've found our “Late Turkey." Axl was known for being late to pretty much…everything, along with being a bit of a loose-cannon. It was Axl’s antics that drove away many of the original Guns N’ Roses membersand he has also been known to get into spats with people outside the music industry, including Tommy Hilfiger. One more thing: “Cornrows.”
2. Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit)
Here is our “Attention Turkey” of the group; always in the media for one thing or the other. Oddly enough it wasn’t his music that gained Durst attention, it was his constant calling out of other bands, fighting with fans and kissing and telling. Let’s not forget when he blamed the music industry was out to get him fired…
3. Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
Geoff Tate is our “Burnt Turkey.” Tate was kicked out of Queensryche last year, which he had been with since its inception in 1982. The former lead singer had allegedly been feuding with his bandmates and even reportedly spit on the drummer! And Tate didn’t stop there; after he was kicked out, he and his wife (the band's former manager) filed a lawsuit against the other members saying they were wrong to give him the boot. The court date, which will also determine who gets to keep the band's name, has been pushed back to at least January of next year. Meanwhile, two different versions of Queensryche, one with the original members plus singer Todd la Torre, and another version led by Tate, forge on.
4. Lars Urlich (Metallica)
Lars Ulrich is our “Controversy Turkey” of the group. The Metallica drummer is like that one relative who always starts a fight at the dinner table. Back in the 90s, Ulrich took on Napster founder, Sean Parker, and a lot of adolescents, to get the music-sharing site shut down. Mr. Urlich stood on that soap box for years, but eventually recanted.
5. David Lee Roth (Van Halen)
Diamond Dave has to be the “Diva-Turkey” of the group. One of the most flamboyant front-men in Rock and Roll history, Roth left Van Halen after an alleged feud with, well, basically all of the members, but particularly Eddie Van Halen. Several decades and scissor kicks later, DLR is back with with the band…for now.
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