Bands/Musicians 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

1
29 8
Jay-Z & R. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Hip hop music

2
28 8
Chris Gaines is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Rock music, Alternative rock

3
17 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
21 10
Cobra Starship is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Synthpunk, Pop punk, Synthpop

5
16 5
Big Dumb Face is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Thrash metal, New Wave, Experimental rock

6
13 5
Dee Dee King is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Dee Dee King

7
12 4
Wicked Wisdom is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Rap metal

8
19 14
+44 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

9
24 20
Angels & Airwaves is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Pop punk, Neo-progressive rock, Shoegazing

10
10 4
Nickel Eye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects

11
10 4
Dead by Sunrise is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Rock music, Emo, Synth rock

12
19 15
Fort Minor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

13
10 8
Arcadia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

14
3 0
The Hollywood Vampires is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
ElijahKaganer added

15
2 0
Tin Machine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
ElijahKaganer added Rock music, Hard rock

16
9 9
Oysterhead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Rock music, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock

17
23 28
Velvet Revolver is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

18
2 1
The New Barbarians is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
ElijahKaganer added

19
10 12
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Pop punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

20
3 3
Damn Yankees is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
ElijahKaganer added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

21
9 20
Sixx:A.M. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative metal

22
7 18
The Raconteurs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
C_Moorehead added Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

23
12 26
Alter Bridge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

24
9 23
Temple of the Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
VanessaHawelu added Blues-rock, Rock music, Grunge

25
17 38
Audioslave is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
Rock music, Grunge, Funk metal

26
4 19
A Perfect Circle is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Music Side Projects
slackMFr added Rock music, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia