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Monday, May 4, 2015

10 Biggest Control Freaks in Rock/Metal

We all know that some people in the world are control freaks. But a not so surprising thing is that a good majority of those control freaks are in music, wow! Go figure! Here are some of music's more notorious control freaks

1. Axl Rose
-Singer for Guns N' Roses
-And this is supposed to be a shocker?!?!?
-From the release of Guns N' Roses' 1987 album Appetite for Destruction to the 1991 twin releases of Use Your Illusion I & II, this rock and roll freight train didn't seem to have an end, until Axl pulled the brakes hard. He delayed or canceled gigs based on his mood at the time, which caused chaos in numerous ways, with disastrous results, including guitarist Izzy Stradlin quitting in disgust and fans pulling a riot in St. Louis
2. Lars Ulrich
-Drummer for Metallica
-The 2003 documentary Metallica: Some Kind of Monster seems to paint front man James Hetfield as a control freak of the highest order. But after watching this documentary, it's obvious who the real control freak is here: Denmark-born drummer Lars Ulrich. Some of the grievances in Metallica involving him include ordering Jason Newsted to turn his bass volume down on ...And Justice for All, insisting socks be put on his feet by his handlers, delivering the names of 300,000 Metallica fans to Napster headquarters as part of a massive legal suit he was having against them
3. Glenn Frey/Don Henley
-Songwriters/Co-lead singers of The Eagles
-In the documentary The History of The Eagles, the two songwriters don't even deny the fact that they like to be in control of every aspect of the band. During the Hell Freezes Over tour, Don Henley told Don Felder and fellow Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh that they were forbidden to dance on stage when they performed Henley's hit "All She Wants to Do is Dance".
4. Paul Stanley
-Rhythm guitarist/vocalist for KISS
-I like him, but I'm not surprised to see him on here
-Gene Simmons may be the outspoken member of KISS that angers everyone with his blunt opinions, but it's fellow KISS founder Paul Stanley that manages to ruffle a few feathers here and there. Just prior to the band's 2014 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Paul is said to be the man in charge for the band. Guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss said they wanted to play, but Stanley refused. He said they had left the band repeatedly, unhappy on each occasion and if KISS was to perform, it would be newer members Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer donning the makeup and costume of the Catman and Spaceman
5. Roger Waters
-Bass player for Pink Floyd
-He's not the founder of Pink Floyd, as a lot of people assume. Syd Barrett is the actual founder of the band. Waters gained control of the band and changed the sound of the music to the psychedelic-prog rock sound they are now known for, such as the 1979 album The Wall
6. Eddie Van Halen
-Co-founder and lead guitarist for Van Halen
-Judging from the fact that the band bears his last name and the last name of his brother, he seems to earn a right in deciding where the band goes. Flying high on the success of their 1984 album, these guys were a force to be reckoned with in the hard rock world. It was like a hard rock circus on steroids; out front was limber acrobat and singer David Lee Roth, brother Alex Van Halen thundering away on drums, quiet Michael Anthony adding thunderous bass lines. In 2006, Michael Anthony got booted from the band only to be replaced by Eddie's son Wolfgang. But, never fear: Michael Anthony is happy playing with Sammy Hagar in his band Chickenfoot
7. Billy Corgan
-Singer for The Smashing Pumpkins
-After launching the band in 1988, he says he led the band into success in the 1990s and says he played almost every instrument on their 1991 album Gish
8. Johnny Ramone
-Guitarist for The Ramones
-Trying to manage different personalities can be a daunting task (This is what it's probably like for KISS manager Doc McGhee). Johnny Ramone had this horrible task-managing different personalities. He had to control odd and OCD singer Joey Ramone, drug addicted bass player Dee Dee Ramone, and a revolving door of drummers dominated by Tommy Ramone and Marky Ramone.
9. John Fogerty
-Younger brother of Tom Fogerty, co-founder of Creedence Clearwater Revival
-From the get go, it was clear that the younger Fogerty brother ran this ship. The deep, bluesy southern rock sound they are known for came to life in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
10. Pete Townshend
-Lead guitarist for The Who
-He's the lead guitarist, chief songwriter and brains behind this band

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