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Rockers Who Hate Their Own Songs

It might be hard to believe (or is it?), but some stars actually do not like their music.

In fact, Loudwire just released its list of 15 artists who flat out hated their own hit songs.

Among them: Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain who eventually banned “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from the setlist. He once said if forced to play the megahit, “I literally want to throw my guitar down and walk away.”

Slash has admitted he hated, “Sweet Child O’Mine”.

Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant grew to dislike “Stairway To Heaven” and claimed, “I’d break out in hives if I had to sing that song in every show.”

Others with hated songs you have to check out on the list: Beastie Boys (Fight for your Right), The Who (Pinball Wizard), Metallica (Escape), and Queen (Don’t Stop Me Now).

Check out the link here for the backstories and a few more funny examples!

15 Artists Who Hated Their Own Hit Songs

Hating your own songs is like hating your own children — surprisingly common. In this gallery, we’ll offer you the stories behind rock and metal’s all-time biggest tracks and the songwriters who regretted some of their most popular cuts.


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