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 illegal 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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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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    Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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    Noise rock, Grunge, Folk rock

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    added by repasky.michael Rock music, Punk rock

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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    Skiffle, Pop music, Rock music

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    added by AARGH Blues-rock, Pop music, Heavy metal

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    added by Bootsdad New Wave, Disco, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Gangsta rap

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    added by CoryBrooks Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    often listed & added by AARGH Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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    added by MadameLil Punk blues, Garage rock, Protopunk

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    often listed & added by Bogart33 Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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    ranked low on reranks & added by RaecheleLWilson-Doran Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    often listed & added by lappa21 Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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    added by RaecheleLWilson-Doran Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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    added by RaecheleLWilson-Doran Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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    added by MadameLil Blues-rock, Rock music, Dance-rock

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    added by RaecheleLWilson-Doran Outlaw country, Americana, Traditional pop music

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    ranked low on reranks & added by RaecheleLWilson-Doran Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    often listed & added by Cerberus Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    added by MadameLil Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    added by RaecheleLWilson-Doran New Wave, Disco, Pop music

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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    Garage rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

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    added by MadameLil Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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    added by RaecheleLWilson-Doran Sunshine pop, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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

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    added by lappa21 Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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    added by hookstyler Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    added by RaecheleLWilson-Doran Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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    added by Werner Brandes Rock music, Rap rock, Funk metal

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    added by kkhflyfish Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word

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    added by DougStephens Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Space rock

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    added by Charley Feldman Rock music, Grunge, Neo-psychedelia

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    often listed & added by myahmariesaunders Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B

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    added by RaecheleLWilson-Doran Glam metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Ska punk

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    ranked low on reranks & added by eatvancity Spoken word, Rock music, Garage rock

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    often listed & added by MadameLil Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

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    added by Charley Feldman Blues-rock, Folk rock, Heavy metal

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    often listed Rock music, Protopunk, Rhythm and blues

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    added by ethicole Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

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