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The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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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 it just wouldn't feel quite right. And in the world of rock and roll, musicians being whacked out on drugs and alcohol can be pretty entertaining (right up until the 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 is 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.

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

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      the people's #1 &most listed
      Amy Winehouse

      Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul More
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      Ozzy Osbourne

      Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock More
      95
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      Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock More
      95
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      Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae More
      92
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      Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock More
      91
    6. 6
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      Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B More
      89
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      Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock More
      87
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      Noise rock, Grunge, Folk rock More
      85
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      Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock More
      81
    10. 10
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      Rock music, Punk rock More
      81
      added by: repasky.michael
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      Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
      78
    12. 12
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      New Wave, Disco, Pop music More
      72
      added by: Bootsdad
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      Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music More
      68
      added by: Bogart33
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      Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock More
      67
      added by: AARGH
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      Skiffle, Pop music, Rock music More
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      Blues-rock, Pop music, Heavy metal More
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      added by: AARGH
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      Hip hop music, Pop music, Gangsta rap More
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      Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
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      The Lord of Heroine 
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      Punk blues, Garage rock, Protopunk More
      63
      added by: MadameLil
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      Mick Jagger

      Blues-rock, Rock music, Dance-rock More
      60
      added by: MadameLil
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      Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
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      added by: RaecheleLWilson-Doran
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      Garage rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock More
      58
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      Grateful Dead

      Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock More
      56
      added by: RaecheleLWilson-Doran
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      Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music More
      55
      added by: MadameLil
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      New Wave, Disco, Pop music More
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      added by: RaecheleLWilson-Doran
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      Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady More
      54
      added by: RaecheleLWilson-Doran
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      Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae More
      54
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      Guitar God
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      Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B More
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      added by: myahmariesaunders
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      Sunshine pop, Rock music, Psychedelic pop More
      52
      added by: RaecheleLWilson-Doran
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      Freddie Mercury

      Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly More
      51
      added by: RaecheleLWilson-Doran
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      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Anthony Kiedis

      Rock music, Rap rock, Funk metal More
      51
      added by: Werner Brandes
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      Guns N' Roses

      Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music More
      51
      added by: RaecheleLWilson-Doran
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      Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
      50
      added by: MadameLil
    34. 34
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      Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Hard rock More
      49
      added by: lappa21
      Toxic Twins
    35. 35
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      48
      added by: JoeHooke
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      Glam metal, Industrial metal, Rock music More
      47
      added by: RaecheleLWilson-Doran
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      Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
      46
      added by: Cerberus
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      Brian Jones

      Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
      46
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      Belinda Carlisle

      Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music More
      46
      added by: MadameLil
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      Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music More
      45
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      Willie Nelson

      Outlaw country, Americana, Traditional pop music More
      43
      added by: RaecheleLWilson-Doran
    42. 42
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      Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Ska punk More
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      Bon Scott

      Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal More
      42
      added by: hookstyler
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      Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll More
      41
      added by: MadameLil
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      Reggae More
      41
      added by: RaecheleLWilson-Doran
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      Folk music, Folk rock More
      41
      added by: RaecheleLWilson-Doran
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      Rock music, Folk music, Grunge More
      40
    48. 48
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      Heavy metal, Alternative rock, Psychedelic rock More
      38
      added by: RaecheleLWilson-Doran
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      Rock music, Protopunk, Rhythm and blues More
      37
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      Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz More
      36
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