music The Worst Music Side Projects  

Adam Tyler
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Not everything your favorite band can be the most amazing thing ever, right? Alright, cool. Now that we have that established, sometimes our favorites musicians make less than stellar choices, especially when it comes to their side projects. Some of these bands can be called the worst of all-time, even though that may not have been the intention when they first formed.

In fact, generally all side projects when first formed usually have the best intention. After all, who wants to do literally nothing during their time off? in the case of some of these outfits, time off could range from a few months to a few years. But that doesn't excuse some of these world famous rockers from making some of the worst music known to all of human kind. Why even join another band if it's going to be so bad? Especially when former members of Guns N' Roses and Stone Temple Pilots join forces, likewise with Soundgarden and Rage Against The Machine. 

The definition of a bad side project can range from plain old awful to outright offensively awful, which in the end generally means the band has gone in a head scratching direction causes a collective WTF! Here is an ode to those side projects that made us question our fandom and made us wonder how someone could think that this was a good idea in the first place
list ordered by

1
+ - 28 8
Jay-Z & R. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Jay-Z & R. Kelly Hip hop music

The Best Music Side Projects The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams

2
+ - 28 8
Chris Gaines is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Chris Gaines Rock music, Alternative rock

3
+ - 16 3
Methods of Mayhem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Methods of Mayhem Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

4
+ - 16 4
Big Dumb Face is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Big Dumb Face Thrash metal, New Wave, Experimental rock

5
+ - 21 10
Cobra Starship is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Cobra Starship Synthpunk, Pop punk, Synthpop

6
+ - 13 5
Dee Dee King is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Dee Dee King

7
+ - 12 4
Wicked Wisdom is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Wicked Wisdom Nu metal, Heavy metal, Rap metal

8
+ - 19 13
+44 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
+44 Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

9
+ - 24 19
Angels & Airwaves is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Angels & Airwaves Pop punk, Neo-progressive rock, Shoegazing

10
+ - 10 4
Nickel Eye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects

11
+ - 10 4
Dead by Sunrise is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Dead by Sunrise Rock music, Emo, Synth rock

12
+ - 18 14
Fort Minor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Fort Minor Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

13
+ - 10 8
Arcadia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Arcadia Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

14
+ - 2 0
Tin Machine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Tin Machine Rock music, Hard rock

15
+ - 2 0
The Hollywood Vampires is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects

The Best Genres of Music The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

16
+ - 2 0
The New Barbarians is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects

17
+ - 10 10
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Pop punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

18
+ - 9 9
Oysterhead is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Oysterhead Rock music, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock

19
+ - 23 27
Velvet Revolver is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Velvet Revolver Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

20
+ - 3 3
Damn Yankees is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Damn Yankees Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

21
+ - 9 19
Sixx:A.M. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Sixx:A.M. Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative metal

22
+ - 12 24
Alter Bridge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Alter Bridge Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

23
+ - 7 17
The Raconteurs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
The Raconteurs Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

24
+ - 9 20
Temple of the Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Temple of the Dog Blues-rock, Rock music, Grunge

25
+ - 4 14
A Perfect Circle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
A Perfect Circle Rock music, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia

26
+ - 17 34
Audioslave is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Audioslave Rock music, Grunge, Funk metal