Five Great Singers in Bad Bands


Jon Bon Jovi (Bon Jovi)
This is more on ol' Jonny himself, more than it is on his band. When the band is named after you and you write most of the songs, you're certainly to blame for your own suckage. That being said, it's a shame that JBJ is such a horrible songwriter, because he's actually a great singer.

We've heard him blow notes as of late, but back in the '80s the guy could really belt one out. He had a nice range and a terrific edge to his growls that could have improved just about any rock band of the era. He just happened to lend his talents to his own shitty one. I'd love to have heard him sing for a band where he didn't have any creative input outside maybe the lyrics.


Sammy Hagar (Van Halen)
You have to feel for Sammy Hagar. Everyone wants to blame him for the Van Hagar debacle when, quite frankly, he was the only thing making that band work at that point. Eddie Van Halen was increasingly self-destructive both as a human being and as a songwriter throughout that entire era, drinking himself into stupors and writing horrible '80s ballads on his keyboard.

But Sammy Hagar was there to pick up the pieces and belt out each one of those cheesy songs with such dedication and commitment that you might really believe that "love walks in just like an alien." That's the thing: Sammy Hagar was actually a great singer and a fantastic front man trapped in an increasingly shitty band.


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9 comments
Stevart
Stevart

STFU U POS NO TALENT HACK!  

jamesv12345
jamesv12345

You know less about music than you do about journalism.

Marilyn Manson is super talented and influenced a shit ton of young bands.

Bon Jovi not really into it but had a huge career and sold a fuckton of albums.

And you have the stones to rag on Van Halen again Eddie revolutionized the worl of rock with his innovations in guitar technique.

Corey what the fuck have you ever done.

Other than work for this liberal ,bird cage lining rag you call the Houston Press.

Are you even old enough to have seen Van Halen in concert with Sammy Hager?



milena_riboli
milena_riboli

Nobody have EVER said Paramore is a "punk-rock" band, duh. You guys suck. They  can do what they want to cuz they're an alternative band. Shame on you, Houston Press' """journalist""".

Brady T Holder
Brady T Holder

Paramore isn't bad...they aren't that good but they aren't bad.

tednessus33
tednessus33

Marilyn Manson's first four albums are awesome. And Paramore is a bad band BECAUSE of the girl. 

tednessus33
tednessus33

Lame article. Marilyn Manson's first 4 albums are all awesome. And Paramore suck BECAUSE of that little carrot top girl. 

Sedco_Jones
Sedco_Jones

Corey shoulda saved this one for April 1st...

dpm1937
dpm1937

Sammy Hagar is not in Van Halen and hasn't been in over 10 years. He also had a killer career with a band called Montrose in the 70s. Any music lover would do themselves a favor by checking that out. He has had solo stuff that topped the charts before he was in Van Halen. He is doing a band called Chickenfoot now that rocks pretty hard. I wouldn't say that he is trapped.

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