musicians The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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List Rules Vote for the rockers who you assume did (or, in some cases, still do) the most drugs. Must be an individual musician - not a full band.

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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Keith Richards is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Keith Richards Talk Is Cheap, Main Offender Live at the Hollywood Palladium

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Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Ozz, Diary of a Madman The Ultimate Sin

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Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Jim Morrison Paris Jim, Dionysus

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Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Kurt Cobain 1993-09-08: Rock Against Rape Benefit, Club Lingerie Hollywood

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Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Amy Winehouse Back to Black, Frank Lioness: Hidden Treasures

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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Jimi Hendrix First Rays of the New Rising Sun, Band of Gypsys Voodoo Child: The Jimi Hendrix Collection

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Sid Vicious is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Sid Vicious The Vicious White Kids feat. Sid Vicious, Live at the Electric Ballroom Too Fast to Live...

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Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Janis Joplin Pearl, Big Brother & The Holding Company Greatest Hits

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Courtney Love is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Courtney Love America's Sweetheart, 1993-09-08: Rock Against Rape Benefit Club Lingerie

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Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Whitney Houston The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album, Whitney Houston My Love Is Your Love

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Jerry Garcia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Jerry Garcia Jerry Garcia / David Grisman, Shady Grove Cats Under the Stars

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Keith Moon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Keith Moon Two Sides of the Moon

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Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Steven Tyler (It) Feels So Good

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Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Iggy Pop The Idiot, Lust for Life Zombie Birdhouse

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Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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Nikki Sixx is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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Rick James is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Rick James Street Songs, Urban Rapsody Motown Legends

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Scott Weiland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Scott Weiland The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, 12 Bar Blues Happy in Galoshes

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Slash is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Slash Slash, Apocalyptic Love Made in Stoke 24/7/11

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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Snoop Dogg Doggystyle, Tha Doggfather Tha Last Meal

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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock, The Sun Sessions From Nashville to Memphis: The Essential '60s Masters

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Michael Jackson Thriller, Bad Off the Wall

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Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Mick Jagger Wandering Spirit, Goddess in the Doorway The Very Best of Mick Jagger

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Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Lou Reed Transformer, Berlin New York

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Syd Barrett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs, The Best of Syd Barrett: Wouldn't You Miss Me? Opel

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Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Willie Nelson Heroes, Pretty Paper Countryman

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Pete Doherty is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Pete Doherty Shaken and Withdrawn, Part 2 Grace/Wastelands

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Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Eric Clapton 461 Ocean Boulevard, Crossroads Pilgrim

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Boy George is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Boy George The House Collection Volume 2, The Martyr Mantras Cheapness and Beauty

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Marilyn Manson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar, Mechanical Animals Portrait of an American Family

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Brian Jones is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Brian Jones Brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka

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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
John Lennon Imagine, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Double Fantasy

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Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Bon Scott The Early Years 1967-1972, With the Spektors and the Valentines Round and Round: The Forgotten Years

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Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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Joe Perry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Joe Perry Joe Perry, Have Guitar Will Travel

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Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Johnny Cash American V: A Hundred Highways, American IV: The Man Comes Around At Folsom Prison

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Sly Stone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Sly Stone High on You, Ten Years Too Soon I'm Back! Family & Friends

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Dee Dee Ramone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Dee Dee Ramone Standing in the Spotlight, Greatest & Latest I Hate Freaks Like You

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Dimebag Darrell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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Jimmy Page is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Jimmy Page Coverdale/Page, Come With Me Live at the Greek

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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Hunky Dory Diamond Dogs

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Ian Fraser Kilmister is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Ian Fraser Kilmister Lemmy, Slim Jim & Danny B Stand by Your Man

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GG Allin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
GG Allin Dirty Love Songs, Murder Junkies Eat My Fuc

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Johnny Thunders is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Johnny Thunders So Alone, Hurt Me Too Much Junkie Business

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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Freddie Mercury The Solo Collection, Barcelona Mr. Bad Guy

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John Bonham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
John Bonham Rock and Roll Highway

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Grace Slick is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Grace Slick Sunfighter, Manhole Welcome to the Wrecking Ball

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James Brown is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
James Brown Live at the Apollo, Star Time Funky Christmas

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP, The Slim Shady LP The Eminem Show

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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time
Lil Wayne Tha Carter III, Tha Carter II Tha Carter