Most dysfunctional bands ever, list them

hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of ChicagoPosts: 4,101
picked up a copy of a mag with Pink Floyd and the story behind every album (awesome by the way) got me thinking, what are the most dysfunctional bands of all time? Does dysfunction sometimes lead to greatness?

here were bands with insane crazy stories in them I can think of, add to the list, maybe eve a story to go with it.

The Eagles- When Hell Freezes over
Pink Floyd- Waters and Gilmour, so sad they can;t get on the same page
Guns N' Roses- Axl is just an ass that made everyone in his band quit
Smashing Pumkins- Billy is just an ass that made everyone in his band quit
Metallica- Some kind of Monster pretty much sums up their shit fest

Certainly PJ and Soundgarden have had their share

So who should be on the list of we cannot just get along?
Chicago
3/10/94
7/11/95
6/18/03
5/16/06
5/17/06
Lolla 07
VIC 07
8/23/09
8/24/09
Wrigley 13
Wrigley 1 16
Wrigley 2 16
Wrigley 1 18
Wrigley 2 18
Moline 14
Milwaukee
7/8/95
6/29/06
6/30/06
10/20/14
East Troy
6/26/98
6/21/03
PJ20 1/2
Indianapolis
10/18/00
6/22/03
5/7/10
Wash DC 08
NYC MSG 1&2 08
St Louis 2010

Ed Milwaukee 08
Ed Chicago 8-22-08 & 6-28-11
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  • SD48277SD48277 Woodstock, NYPosts: 12,192
    The Black Crowes. The brothers Robinson just can't get along.
    ELITIST FUK
  • ST66483ST66483 Posts: 307
    Oasis - another feuding brother band...
  • Again dogging on Billy Corgan. You know he was abused terribly as a child/teen? A lot of his controlling behavior was not him wanting to be an asshole or whatever. It's a result of real childhood trauma.

    http://www.halfofus.com/video/billy-corgan/
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  • jerparker20jerparker20 St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,624
    The Replacements are a lock for this list.
  • darthvedderdarthvedder Posts: 1,662
    Stone Temple Pilots
  • EraserheadEraserhead Stoke-on-TrentPosts: 2,622
    Screaming Trees
    Manchester 04.06.00, Leeds 25.08.06, Wembley 18.06.07, Dusseldorf 21.06.07, Shepherds Bush 11.08.09, Manchester 17.08.09, Adelaide 17.11.09, Melbourne 20.11.09, Sydney 22.11.09, Brisbane 25.11.09, MSG1 20.05.10, MSG2 21.05.10, Dublin 22.06.10, Belfast 23.06.10, London 25.06.10, Long Beach 06.07.11 (EV), Los Angeles 08.07.11 (EV), Toronto 11.09.11, Toronto 12.09.11, Ottawa 14.09.11, Hamilton 14.09.11, Manchester 20.06.12, Manchester 21.06.12, Amsterdam 26.06.2012, Amsterdam 27.06.2012, Berlin 04.07.12, Berlin 05.07.12, Stockholm 07.07.12, Oslo 09.07.12, Copenhagen 10.07.12, Manchester 28.07.12 (EV), Brooklyn 18.10.13, Brooklyn 19.10.13, Philly 21.10.13, Philly 22.10.13, San Diego 21.11.13, LA 23.11.13, LA 24.11.13, Oakland 26.11.13, Portland 29.11.13, Spokane 30.11.13, Calgary 02.12.13, Vancouver 04.12.13, Seattle 06.12.13, Trieste 22.06.14, Vienna 25.06.14, Berlin 26.06.14, Stockholm 28.06.14, Leeds 08.07.14, Philly 28.04.16, Philly 28.04.16, MSG1 01.05.16, MSG2 02.05.16
  • lexicondevillexicondevil Bay AreaPosts: 880
    It's tough when you throw a bunch of creative people together to work on one thing together. Being in a relationship with one person is difficult. Being in one with 4 or more people can stretch anyone's patience. Usually there has to be one acknowledged leader, but with whole group input, to have a healthy group situation. When the balance of influence starts turning, things get tenuous. I am just glad PJ is still around.
    I will add The Misfits to the list.
    1991- Hollywood Palladium, California with Temple of the Dog, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains -RIP Magazine Show Oct. 6th
    1992- Lollapalooza, Irvine, California
    Nothing since then. I suck.
    2016- Fenway Park, Boston - Both glorious nights
  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 5,511
    Axl was definitely not the only reason GnR fell apart. You had him (a big ego guy) with a bunch of heroin addicts and alcoholics. That group was not constructed to last more than five years at all. I blame all of them equally.
  • SD48277SD48277 Woodstock, NYPosts: 12,192
    Fleetwood Mac
    ELITIST FUK
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,783
    Depeche Mode was super fucked up for quite awhile, apparently. One of them said at one point that it was like being a patient in a travelling insane asylum, and not in a good way.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • InHiding80InHiding80 Upland,CAPosts: 7,623
    edited November 2015
    The Smiths
    The Police
    The Clash - Joe Strummer referred to Mick Jones circa Combat Rock as "Liz Taylor in a filthy mood."
    Tom Petty - Stan Lynch ever since Full Moon Fever to him leaving.
    Van Halen and Van Hagar
    RIP America (1776-2016)
  • JH6056JH6056 Posts: 1,718
    I once saw historic dysfunction play out right before my eyes: Saw the Kinks in probably '87 or so, and Ray and Dave Davies had a fight right on stage, Dave Davies stormed off during a song, they played a few more but definitely ended the show early. It was like seeing the Police and Sting and Stewart Copeland hashing it out, but with the added animosity that only blood brothers can have for each other.... Sad but historic to see.
  • crowes74crowes74 Posts: 233
    Brian Jonestown massacre - don't think they ever really "made it", but they have a really good dvd out about them and the dandy warhols called "dig!"

    Agree with the black crowes being a mess.
  • Wma31394Wma31394 Posts: 3,045
    Old school wilco was a mess.
    "Going where the water tastes like wine!"
  • eddieceddiec Posts: 3,032
    Don't Steven Tyler and Joe Perry hate each other when they're not playing?
  • eddieceddiec Posts: 3,032
    edited November 2015
    Van Halen would have to be here for so many reasons.
    Edit: Just saw InHiding80 already listed them.
  • crowes74 said:

    Brian Jonestown massacre - don't think they ever really "made it", but they have a really good dvd out about them and the dandy warhols called "dig!"

    Agree with the black crowes being a mess.

    The main person was a raging heroin addict right? Great in concert. Great band.

    The Rollingstones still argue today.

    Hearing about Sabbath during their drug fueled days is quite entertaining.

    CSNY. Young was quite weird at times. Great story of him leaping over a balcony with a broken leg to "get away" from the band.
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 15,049
    I'll throw some metal into the ring...

    Dokken. Don Dokken & George Lynch never could get along, but I give them props for trying on several occasions.

    Damn near anything involving Dave Mustaine. There is an entire Wikipedia article titled "List of Megadeth band members" because there are too fucking many to put in the quick facts box on Megadeth's main article. Hetfield & Lars couldn't even stand the guy!

    Has anyone ever heard of Mayhem? Those fuckers were just batshit crazy!!
  • dudemandudeman Posts: 2,045
    G.G. Allin and the Murder Junkies.

    Worst. Human. Beings. Ever.


    Also Frank Zappa and the Mothers. I hear Frank was a real mother to work /play with.
    If hope can grow from dirt like me, it can be done. - EV
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 15,049
    Oh yeah, forgot about ol' G.G. I saw the Murder Junkies open for CKY a few years back. It was a shit show indeed. But thankfully not a literal shit show like when GG was still around!!!
  • InHiding80InHiding80 Upland,CAPosts: 7,623
    For we're gonna add solo acts, Sir Elton. I finally started getting into his albums of late. His diva antics and drug usage are no secret. You have to be on cocaine if you perform in a Donald Duck costume in concert.
    RIP America (1776-2016)
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon In My PlacePosts: 19,281
    Wolfmother is a good example of a modern one: one guy, and about 15 ex members.
    Headstones and Watchmen Fan Boy
  • darthvedderdarthvedder Posts: 1,662
    I guess we can throw the Beach Boys on the list, too.
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 10,067
    Pearl Jam were fairly dysfunctional at one point.
  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 8,723
    Talking Heads
    Chicago 1&2-18 Cork-EV-17 Chicago 1&2-16 Miami-16 Ft. Lauderdale-16 New York City(Colbert,Sound Check,Show)-15 Moline-14 Detroit-14 Amsterdam 1&2-14 Chicago-13 Noblesville-10 Grand Rapids-06 Grand Rapids-04 Auburn Hills-00 Auburn Hills-98 Toledo-96

    Life is hard, that's why no one survives

  • Boston belongs on this list.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,550
    edited November 2015

    The Replacements are a lock for this list.

    Haha! That was my first go-to answer, for sure!

    Others:

    Dinosaur Jr: J, Lou and Murph nearly killed each other off in the early days but somehow managed to pull it all back together in a big way.

    Crosby Still and Nash: Bonus points for when Nash, just prior to Crosby's liver surgery, leaned over and told him, “Hey, if you leave me here with Stills, I'll fucking kill you."

    Surely we have to include The Ramones on this list!
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.







  • Ike and Tina Turner
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  • InHiding80InHiding80 Upland,CAPosts: 7,623
    The Cure - Shiver and Shake is about Tolhurst and how lazy he was at the time. I hear Smith and Gallup fought backstage when Pornography was released.
    RIP America (1776-2016)
  • EraserheadEraserhead Stoke-on-TrentPosts: 2,622
    dudeman said:

    G.G. Allin and the Murder Junkies.

    Worst. Human. Beings. Ever.


    Also Frank Zappa and the Mothers. I hear Frank was a real mother to work /play with.

    "I don't want to die like some pathetic junkie with a needle in my arm"

    He died like some pathetic junkie with a needle in my arm...
    Manchester 04.06.00, Leeds 25.08.06, Wembley 18.06.07, Dusseldorf 21.06.07, Shepherds Bush 11.08.09, Manchester 17.08.09, Adelaide 17.11.09, Melbourne 20.11.09, Sydney 22.11.09, Brisbane 25.11.09, MSG1 20.05.10, MSG2 21.05.10, Dublin 22.06.10, Belfast 23.06.10, London 25.06.10, Long Beach 06.07.11 (EV), Los Angeles 08.07.11 (EV), Toronto 11.09.11, Toronto 12.09.11, Ottawa 14.09.11, Hamilton 14.09.11, Manchester 20.06.12, Manchester 21.06.12, Amsterdam 26.06.2012, Amsterdam 27.06.2012, Berlin 04.07.12, Berlin 05.07.12, Stockholm 07.07.12, Oslo 09.07.12, Copenhagen 10.07.12, Manchester 28.07.12 (EV), Brooklyn 18.10.13, Brooklyn 19.10.13, Philly 21.10.13, Philly 22.10.13, San Diego 21.11.13, LA 23.11.13, LA 24.11.13, Oakland 26.11.13, Portland 29.11.13, Spokane 30.11.13, Calgary 02.12.13, Vancouver 04.12.13, Seattle 06.12.13, Trieste 22.06.14, Vienna 25.06.14, Berlin 26.06.14, Stockholm 28.06.14, Leeds 08.07.14, Philly 28.04.16, Philly 28.04.16, MSG1 01.05.16, MSG2 02.05.16
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