15 Celebrity Feuds That Broke Up Bands

When mega-talent musicians come together and form bands, it can be a wonderful experience. Together, these stellar minds can bend and twist music into some timeless songs that bang across the world for generations. Unfortunately, since different personalities and opinions have to mesh together to create the sounds that we love, band members often clash with one another having explosive feuds and arguments.

While many bands can move past jealousies and trials and tribulations. Some feuds between musicians have become too great to overcome. These 15 celebrity feuds broke up these iconic bands forever.

1. Guns N’ Roses

Guns N' Roses in 1992. From left, Duff McKagan, Gilby Clarke, and Izzy Stradlin

Guns N’ Roses in 1992. From left, Duff McKagan, Gilby Clarke, and Izzy Stradlin | Scott Harrison/Getty Images

When the rock band Guns N’ Roses splashed onto the scene in the 1980’s they were a sight to behold. Unfortunately, but the mid-’90s the original band members had gone their separate ways. Two original members left the band because of substance abuse. By then, Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose was already getting a horrible reputation for being tardy and unprofessional at performances.

Things boiled to a breaking point in 1996 when guitarist Slash asked to step away to play on tour with Michael Jackson. He eventually left the band. The wounds still haven’t healed because in 2009 when Guns N’ Roses was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Rose refused to attend the ceremony because his ex-band members would be present. Petty.

Next: A band who literally smashed themselves. 

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