The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time Bands/Musicians
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The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

List Criteria: Must be a musician (not a full band) who has done, is doing, or will perhaps continue to do drugs

Rock stars and drugs go together like football and beer: you could have one without the other and it would still be fun, but you would sense that something was missing. And in the world of rock and roll, musicians being whacked out on drugs and alcohol can be pretty entertaining (right up until they OD, of course. RIP).

This list of rock stars who used drugs was inspired by an article in the OC Weekly that chronicled the six druggiest rock stars of all time, but since we go big at Ranker, we added a few more to the mix. Because honestly, one thing the music world isn't lacking are train wrecks who drink and do drugs.

If you can think of other rock stars that deserve to be on the list that didn't make it in the first wave of qualifications (which basically consist of the ability to frighten one of the nurses at Promises upon checking into rehab), add them. But heed the criteria that your rock star must have a splendid past with drugs.

If you're looking for inspiration in the drugs and rock & roll arena (we'll assume the rest of the Internet can cover the "sex" part), the list of rock stars who have aged the worst is an excellent way to make you feel better about those gray hairs you've been denying. And if you're wondering what's to come of these miscreants of the mic after the drugs have run their course, there's the list of celebrity ODs we should have seen coming.
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    the people's #1 & most listed Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul

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    ranked low on reranks Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Charley Feldman Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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