Music's Biggest Douchebags: 2012 Edition


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3. Dave Mustaine
I've commented a lot on Dave Mustaine here in the past several months, even mentioning this incident. But it bears repetition. Mustaine is easily one of the biggest douchebags in music these days, possibly in the world, and it's not because he's a conservative. Look, I don't care about politics. If you're a Republican, a conservative, you voted for Mitt Romney, whatever. It doesn't matter

But Mustaine crossed a line. It's one thing to disagree with the President on policy, or even to trot out birther claims. It's another thing entirely to, as Mustaine did, claim that the President is behind the recent shootings in America. This is just in shockingly poor taste. Why on earth would President Obama be going around killing American citizens in this way? It's a flagrant lie and a misuse of the standing Mustaine has with his fans. It's one of the most douchebag things anyone could say.


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2. Ted Nugent
Ted Nugent is like Mustaine on steroids when it comes to this Obama stuff. Mustaine's into the crazy conspiracy theories, but Nugent just represents everything that is wrong with our current political climate. His comments after the election were disgraceful. But the worst of it all, and the reason he's on this list, is because he took what Mustaine said and brought it a step further. Mustaine is accusing Obama of being behind the recent killings in America. Nugent is subtly inciting them and aligning himself with them.

In April, Nugent said that if Obama were re-elected, the gun-loving rocker would wind up "dead or in jail." This could be taken in a lot of ways in a less dangerous world than ours. In the world we live in, though, it's tantamount to a threat.

See, it could be a joke, but it's just not funny when someone actually did kill themselves and their entire family over the election, and it's especially not funny when we've had shooting after shooting this year, especially after Sandy Hook Friday.

Extreme comments like this just incite his supporters and followers to do the same, and while I don't think Ted Nugent would actually do anything to end up "dead or in jail," I think there are a lot of people out there who would and could be triggered by just about anything, including comments from someone like Nugent. That's why he's a massive douchebag.

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23 comments
eden21
eden21

I agree with these inclusions, except maybe albini - but must say that you misrepresented the truth when it comes to two "douchebag actions":

1.Albini didn't criticize Palmer for financing her project through crowdsourcing - His criticisms were over her requesting that string and horn musicians volunteer to play for FREE in her 'grand theft orchestra". This is a far more valid criticism. He made some good points, like how it reminded him of what he hated in the old school music biz: people taking advantage of those who love music so much theyre willing to put up with greed and utter bullshit.


2.Chris Brown is a total loser douchebag  - That said, pretty much as soon as better, more clear pictures were made public, it became pretty clear his tattoo was not a 'battered woman' at all - it was instead one of those traditional mexican 'zombie' faces you see everywhere these days (Forget their name)

Please, get your facts straight.

massmurdermedia
massmurdermedia

"Why on earth would President Obama be going around killing American citizens in this way?" 

Google "false flag"...  That's why on Earth...

Joe Rowe
Joe Rowe

i would include the Houston press

Robert Medlin
Robert Medlin

Neil Schon should also be considered a perennial douche.

Josh Webster
Josh Webster

Dude, even hardcore Megadeth fans like me think Mustaine is a douche.

J.A.Justice
J.A.Justice

Scumbag Dave Mustaine:  Makes a career writing about the horrors of religious and socioeconomic warfare.  Votes for Mitt Romney.

Shaik Wali Hasib
Shaik Wali Hasib

You mean all those years Kirk Whalum spent in Houston he never released anything woth mentionint?

Richard Allison
Richard Allison

All them people don't care what u think there RICH from being ASSHOLES

Amanda Rae Hrubes
Amanda Rae Hrubes

Chris Brown and how he's still celebrated for his music sums up society for me

Jimi Austin
Jimi Austin

Oh look, another liberal with a newspaper column/blog attacking Mustaine and Nugent. How original.

Eric Walters
Eric Walters

this list should be a top 9 list in perpetuity. Chris Brown should always remain at #1, either written in Sharpie or carved into stone tablets.

Mike Carnahan
Mike Carnahan

saw the op to put Kanye West at the top of this list....

CoreyDeiterman
CoreyDeiterman

@massmurdermedia There's no reason to believe that is the case here and it is shameful that this is what our political discourse involves now.

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

And yet, not only do you read it, you comment on it. You're obvioulsy a true expert on douches, Mr. Massengill.

CoreyDeiterman
CoreyDeiterman

@Christopher Davis Oh yeah, Geoff Tate gets an honorable mention. The fiasco in Queensryche this year has been hilarious and utterly terrible.

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

Oh, look, another Con reading a liberal paper and surprised when nutjobs are called on BS. How confusing. Suggestion: FixNews. 

CoreyDeiterman
CoreyDeiterman

@Jimi Austin As I said in the article, this is not about being a liberal or conservative, it's about being a decent human being and keeping political discourse out of the gutter of threats and ludicrous conspiracy theories.

massmurdermedia
massmurdermedia

@CoreyDeiterman @massmurdermedia plenty of reasons, such as killing foreign civilians at a rate dwarfing his predecessor, or NDAA...  and history is rife with false flags, including this country, it's not a phenomenon started by the Tea Party against Obama...  what's shameful is the number of media outlets dismissing real stories in lieu of such fare as Lindsay Lohan's latest fart, or a compendium of douchebags...  move along, nothing to see here...    

massmurdermedia
massmurdermedia

@H_e_x  

evidently, I'm a racist kook...  I keep forgetting that you can't criticize black presidents in post-racial America...  thank you for your insightful contribution to the conversation...

H_e_x
H_e_x

@massmurdermedia @CoreyDeiterman The John Birch Society strikes again.

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