Music's 10 Biggest Tools Right Now
Let's just jump right on in to this one, shall we? Blogs about musicians exhibiting extreme tool-like behavior don't need much of an introduction.
A lot of musicians opt out of behaving like normal, rational adults, and we like to rag on them a bit, especially when they're misbehaving on some ridiculously naughty levels. These are those musicians, in list form.
From epic Twitter breakdowns, racist comments and calling folks chickenshits to stomping all over the American flag and (allegedly) hiring a hitman to off the ol' ball and chain, the artists below really need to learn a lesson on when to say when.
10. Blake Shelton
Shelton has been known for sticking his Twitter foot in his mouth for as long as he's been on social media, and there's really nothing cute about it at this point. His Twitter rants have overshadowed his music and his role on The Voice, and there's so much PR spin going on by his team that even they seem aware of his tool status. Perhaps he wouldn't have to grace the cover of People magazine to explain away the marital rumors if he'd be less focused on calling critics "chickenshits" and a wee bit more focused on improving his music, which is crap.
9. Axl Rose
Axl is wound tighter than those synthetic ginger braids that sit atop his head, and he -- along with the new backing band now being marketed as Guns N' Roses -- were just in town to play a concert at House of Blues (for which Rocks Off's media credentials were suspiciously revoked), so it seems fitting to include him on this list. I don't think I need to go into the details of the years worth of rants and refusals to attend Hall of Fame inductions and the like to validate this choice. Again, when your diva behavior is overshadowing your musical credibility, it might be time to start relaxing just a wee bit, no?
8. Miley Cyrus
It appears that Miley is trying really super-hard to be an individual, but some of the stuff she's spewing out into the world just sounds (and looks) so asinine. She claims to have been typecast as the "white Nicki Minaj," while stating in the same sentence that while she loves "hood" music, she's got actual talent as a singer.
She's also sporting a gold grill and has been quoted as saying the following ridiculous shit to Rock City: "I want urban. I just want something that feels black." That quote itself is quite tool-ish; how, per se, does one "feel black" -- or white -- for that matter? It's all an attention-grab, and surely there are less douchey ways to go about that.