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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
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Chris Gaines is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Rock music, Alternative rock
2
Jay-Z & R. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Hip hop music
3
Methods of Mayhem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
VanessaHawelu added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal
4
Big Dumb Face is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Thrash metal, New Wave, Experimental rock
5
Cobra Starship is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Synthpunk, Pop punk, Synthpop
6
Wicked Wisdom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Rap metal
7
Dee Dee King is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Dee Dee King
8
Dead by Sunrise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Rock music, Emo, Synth rock
9
Nickel Eye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
10
+44 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock
11
Angels & Airwaves is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Pop punk, Neo-progressive rock, Shoegazing
12
Arcadia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
13
Fort Minor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop
14
Oysterhead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Rock music, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock
15
Damn Yankees is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
ElijahKaganer added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
16
The Hollywood Vampires ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
ElijahKaganer added
17
Velvet Revolver is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock
18
Tin Machine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
ElijahKaganer added Rock music, Hard rock
19
Me First and the Gimme G... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Pop punk, Skate punk, Punk rock
20
The New Barbarians is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
ElijahKaganer added
21
Sixx:A.M. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative metal
22
Temple of the Dog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
VanessaHawelu added Blues-rock, Rock music, Grunge
23
Alter Bridge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
24
Audioslave is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Rock music, Grunge, Funk metal
25
The Raconteurs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
C_Moorehead added Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock