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* Razor and Tie is a popular rock record label that has helped artists like Music/AllThatRemains, Music/ThePrettyReckless, and Music/{{Starset}} become major rock radio hitmakers. Despite this, they will still almost exclusively known for being the label behind the Music/KidzBop franchise, and quite a large number of rock bands who want nothing to do with them choose not to sign with them.


* Being a winner on a reality singing competition can be especially painful when [[TheRunnerUpTakesItAll the losers become more successful than you]]. Buddy Jewell, Taylor Hicks, Kris Allen, and Diversity have all been overshadowed by acts like Miranda Lambert, (Chris) Daughtry, Adam Lambert, and Susan Boyle, respectively.

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* Being a winner on a reality singing competition can be especially painful when [[TheRunnerUpTakesItAll the losers become more successful than you]]. Buddy Jewell, Taylor Hicks, Kris Allen, and Diversity and Ruben Studdard have all been overshadowed by acts like Miranda Lambert, (Chris) Daughtry, Adam Lambert, and Susan Boyle, Boyle and Clay Aiken respectively.


** Similarly, Waylon Jennings gave up his seat to the ailing Big Bopper and then jokingly uttered to Holly, "I hope your plane crashes." It took him years to forgive himself for that.

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** Similarly, Waylon Jennings gave up his seat to the ailing Big Bopper and then jokingly uttered to Holly, "I "[[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor I hope your plane crashes.crashes]]." It took him years to forgive himself for that.


* ''Music/FranzSchubert'' was a prolific composer early in the Romantic era. He is best known for leaving a symphony "Unfinished", writing two of four movements before [[AuthorExistenceFailure dying at 31]].

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* ''Music/FranzSchubert'' Music/FranzSchubert was a prolific composer early in the Romantic era. He is best known for leaving a symphony "Unfinished", writing two of four movements before [[AuthorExistenceFailure dying at 31]].


* Music/AlanisMorissette gained fame for great songs like "You Oughtta Know," "Hand in My Pocket," and "Thank U". But what do most people know her for now? [[IsntItIronic Not knowing the meaning of the word "Ironic"]].

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* Music/AlanisMorissette gained fame for great songs like "You Oughtta Know," "Hand in My Pocket," and "Thank U". But what do most people know her for now? [[IsntItIronic Not knowing the meaning of the word "Ironic"]]. 80s kids only remember for being cast on ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'' instead of her music career.


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* ''Music/FranzSchubert'' was a prolific composer early in the Romantic era. He is best known for leaving a symphony "Unfinished", writing two of four movements before [[AuthorExistenceFailure dying at 31]].


* Music/TheBlackCrowes front man Chris Robinson will never live down that time he spat on a woman in a convenience store. At first, he denied it even happened, but later admitted the truth. According to him, their tour had stopped in a town that stopped selling beer after sundown, and he was waiting for the store to empty in hopes of bribing the clerk to sell him a six-pack. A woman recognized him from tv, and her friend started yelling at Chris (apparently trying to talk her friend out of leaving with him). Fed up, Chris spat in her face, then ran around the corner to his hotel room. [[CaptainObvious It was not hard for the cops to find him]].

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* Music/TheBlackCrowes front man Chris Robinson will never live down that time he spat on a woman in a convenience store. At first, he denied it even happened, but later admitted the truth. According to him, their tour had stopped in a town that stopped selling beer after sundown, and he was waiting for the store to empty in hopes of bribing the clerk to sell him a six-pack. A woman recognized him from tv, and her friend started yelling at Chris (apparently trying to talk her friend out of leaving with him). Fed up, Chris spat in her face, then ran around the corner to his hotel room. [[CaptainObvious It was not hard for the cops to find him]].him.

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* Brain Drill will forever be remembered for the full body cavity search incident. To clarify, the band broke up in 2008 after a border crossing that went very wrong and got the entire band strip-searched. Dylan Ruskin's side was that the other members carried weed, shrooms, and rolling papers across the border after repeatedly being told not to (as they had repeatedly gotten in trouble for them at traffic stops), got pulled aside at the Ontario/New York border, and got their stash confiscated by border agents, which turned into the aforementioned search after several members mouthed off to the agents, and then ran off without him and abandoned him in Illinois. Jeff Hughell's side, meanwhile, was that they had had nothing more than some seeds and stems in the ashtray, while Ruskin had a huge collection of illegal fireworks on him, had refused to turn them over, and had taken a great deal of money from the band before ghosting them and leading them to believe that he was going home early, decided to stick around anyways, and then refused to go with them in the van when they finally decided to go home. Whatever the case, the invasive search is probably far more famous than their actual music at this point.


* Music/{{Darude}}'s song "Sandstorm" became a hit in the early 2000s, but in the mid-2010s and later it turned the EDM version of the {{Rickroll}} as a form to send this song as an answer to someone who doesn't know the name of some song that they listened in some video on Website/YouTube. After that, it became a RunningGag to most of the actual listeners of this song, and it's hard to reach comments [[https://youtu.be/y6120QOlsfU in the song's music video]] that don't say something like "what's the name of this song?" rather than commenting about the song itself.

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* Music/{{Darude}}'s song "Sandstorm" became a hit in the early 2000s, but in the mid-2010s and later it turned the EDM version of the {{Rickroll}} JustForFun/{{Rickroll}} as a form to send this song as an answer to someone who doesn't know the name of some song that they listened in some video on Website/YouTube. After that, it became a RunningGag to most of the actual listeners of this song, and it's hard to reach comments [[https://youtu.be/y6120QOlsfU in the song's music video]] that don't say something like "what's the name of this song?" rather than commenting about the song itself.



* If you were born after the 80s, you probably didn't know about Music/RickAstley until [[RickRoll rickrolling]] came along.

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* If you were born after the 80s, you probably didn't know about Music/RickAstley until [[RickRoll rickrolling]] JustForFun/{{Rickroll}}ing came along.


* The five years Music/{{Morrissey}} spent in Music/TheSmiths will ALWAYS take precedence over his 20 year+ solo career.
** And his embarrassingly one-sided vegenazism will always overshadow any talent he has as a musician.
** And also his ambiguous attitudes regarding English patriotism and race, in particular the debate about whether the lyrics of "Bengali In Platforms" ("life is hard enough when you belong here") are anti-immigrant or not, his various flirtations with nationalistic skinhead iconography, and most recently his online response to the Manchester concert bombing.

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* The five years Music/{{Morrissey}} spent in Music/TheSmiths will ALWAYS ''always'' take precedence over his 20 year+ solo career.
** And his embarrassingly one-sided vegenazism veganism will always overshadow any talent he has as a musician.
** And also his ambiguous attitudes regarding English patriotism and race, in particular the debate about whether the lyrics of "Bengali In Platforms" ("life is hard enough when you belong here") are anti-immigrant or not, his various flirtations with nationalistic skinhead iconography, and most recently his online response to the Manchester concert bombing.



** How about her sister Music/AshleeSimpson? Caught lip-syncing on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', tried to cover by doing an awkward jig, [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere walked off the stage]] and later blamed her problems on "acid reflux"!

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** How about her Her sister Music/AshleeSimpson? Caught Music/AshleeSimpson has her own NLID in the form of that lip-syncing incident on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', where she tried to cover it by doing an awkward jig, dance before [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere walked walking off the stage]] and later blamed her problems on "acid reflux"!



* Similar to Ike, Music/ChrisBrown once beat up his girlfriend Music/{{Rihanna}}. You have to be a ''really'' devoted R&B/hip-hop fan to get past that. However, he still has fans and chart-topping singles. It's just that the one thing people remember about him is the domestic abuse incident.

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* Similar to Ike, Music/ChrisBrown once is forever stained by the fact that he beat up his girlfriend Music/{{Rihanna}}. You have then-girlfriend Music/{{Rihanna}} to be a ''really'' devoted R&B/hip-hop fan to get past that. However, bloody and bruised pulp in 2009. While he still has fans and chart-topping singles. It's just singles, no one's easily letting it slide. The fact that his apologies have come off as not entirely genuine and [[NeverMyFault self-serving]] haven't helped matters, nor have his numerous other run-ins with the one thing people remember about him is the law that often involved more [[DomesticAbuse domestic abuse incident.disturbances]] with other girlfriends.



** As of the late 2010s, his name has become more synonymous with the complete and utter disaster that was the Fyre Festival.



* Until he died, Music/MichaelJackson was better-known for A) butchering his face via plastic surgery and bleaching his skin as a way of handling vitiligo and B) facing multiple accusations of child molestation -- two of which were handled with out-of-court settlements, and one of which went to trial (he ''was'' found not guilty) -- than his music. Part of the problem was that he rarely performed live or released new music in the final ten years of his life, meaning that most people only heard about him when he was doing weird, even dangerous (the Berlin baby-dangling incident of 2002, for instance) things. Even after DeadArtistsAreBetter came into effect, non-fans still tend to remember him as a CloudCuckoolander, a plastic surgery disaster, a substance abuser (he died of a prescription drug overdose), and/or a creepy pedophile. This is not helped by, largely due to several lawsuits and trials that followed his death, even more unfortunate truths and claims about him coming to light. The CultOfPersonality that surrounds him, with a VocalMinority of his fanbase devoted to holding him up as TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth, also puts people off.

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* Until he died, Music/MichaelJackson was better-known for A) butchering his face via plastic surgery and bleaching his skin as a way of handling vitiligo and B) facing multiple accusations of child molestation -- two of which were handled with out-of-court settlements, and one of which went to trial (he ''was'' found not guilty) -- than his music. Part of the problem was that he rarely performed live or released new music in the final ten years of his life, meaning that most people only heard about him when he was doing weird, even dangerous (the Berlin baby-dangling incident of 2002, for instance) things. Even after DeadArtistsAreBetter came into effect, non-fans still tend to remember him as a CloudCuckoolander, a plastic surgery disaster, a substance abuser (he died of a prescription drug overdose), and/or a creepy pedophile. This is not helped by, largely due to several lawsuits and trials that followed his death, even more unfortunate truths and claims about him coming to light. The CultOfPersonality that surrounds him, with a VocalMinority of his fanbase devoted to holding him up as TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth, also puts people off.



* Despite a number of recent albums with pro-God lyrics, Music/{{Esham}} is still best known for his early [[{{Horrorcore}} Satanic lyrical themes]].

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* Despite a number of recent his later albums with having pro-God lyrics, Music/{{Esham}} is still best known for his early [[{{Horrorcore}} Satanic lyrical themes]].



* Music/{{Gackt}} [[ICallHimMisterHappy called his penis "Magnum"]] in an interview almost ten years ago. This resulted in a severe case of NeverLiveItDown with fans from all over the world now calling him "Magnum" whenever they see him.

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* Music/{{Gackt}} [[ICallHimMisterHappy called his penis "Magnum"]] in an interview almost ten years ago.way back in the early 2000s. This resulted in a severe case of NeverLiveItDown with fans from all over the world now calling him "Magnum" whenever they see him.



* R. Kelly and a certain incident involving urination. Plus, "I Believe I Can Fly".

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* R. Kelly and a certain incident involving urination. Plus, Music/RKelly has either his marriage to the then 15-year-old Music/{{Aaliyah}} when he was 27, or the "Pee Tape" as this for him. On the music side, everyone will know him for [[SignatureSong "I Believe I Can Fly".Fly"]].



* John Greely, who sang on Iced Earth's Night Of The Stormrider, will never live down the rumors that he was kicked out of the band for being anti-Semitic whilst on tour in Germany. In reality, he never did this - he just wanted to leave the band to be with his family (albeit in the middle of a tour). This annoyed band leader Jon Schaffer so much that he made up the story to make himself look good for the media.
* For people who don't actually listen to her music, Music/LadyGaga is the weird chick who wore a meat dress and got carried around in an egg. This is a zig-zagging because she actually ''wants'' to be remembered for stunts like those; however, it's the only thing many people know about her.

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* John Greely, who sang on Iced Earth's Night "Night Of The Stormrider, Stormrider", will never live down the rumors that he was kicked out of the band for being anti-Semitic whilst on tour in Germany. In reality, he never did this - he just wanted to leave the band to be with his family (albeit in the middle of a tour). This annoyed band leader Jon Schaffer so much that he made up the story to make himself look good for the media.
* For people who don't actually listen to her music, Music/LadyGaga is the weird chick who wore a meat dress and got carried around in an egg. This is a zig-zagging example because she actually ''wants'' to be remembered for stunts like those; however, it's the only thing many people know about her.



** His support of Donald Trump and remarks about slavery being a choice can also be added to the list of things he'll never live down.



** Waters also seems to get controversy, as of 2014, for speaking out against reputed human rights abuses in Israel against Palestinians, which has often been misinterpreted as anti-Semitism or pro-terrorism. Some of the fire was fanned by the animated projected film he used for "Goodbye Blue Sky" in his solo ''Roger Waters Music/TheWall'' tour, where Star Of David signs (alongside Christian crosses, dollar signs, Shell Oil and [=McDonald's=] logos, Russian hammer-and-sicles, etc.) were "dropped" from ominous bomber planes onto cities. A rabbi from an Israeli anti-defamation organization took offense at the film, and took Waters' "Fascist Pink" costume quite literally, accusing Roger of being anti-Jewish/pro-Nazi.

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** Waters also seems to get controversy, as of 2014, for speaking out against reputed human rights abuses in Israel against Palestinians, which has often been misinterpreted as anti-Semitism or pro-terrorism. Some of the fire was fanned by the animated projected film he used for "Goodbye Blue Sky" in his solo ''Roger Waters Music/TheWall'' tour, where Star Of David signs (alongside Christian crosses, dollar signs, Shell Oil and [=McDonald's=] logos, Russian hammer-and-sicles, hammer-and-sickles, etc.) were "dropped" from ominous bomber planes onto cities. A rabbi from an Israeli anti-defamation organization took offense at the film, and took Waters' "Fascist Pink" costume quite literally, accusing Roger of being anti-Jewish/pro-Nazi.



* Music/MilliVanilli basically has their whole career revolved around this. Ever since they were exposed for lip-synching, it's all they became best known for, and whenever any form of social media (whether it'd be television shows, movies, other music videos, etc.) introducing someone lip-synching, there's a good 98% chance that it'll be juxtaposed to Milli Vanilli in a heartbeat.
* In mid-2013, Tim Lambesis, co-founder and vocalist of Music/AsILayDying and AustrianDeathMachine, forever [[MoralEventHorizon cemented his moral reputation in infamy]] and [[HarsherInHindsight tainting his past musical contributions]] after a murder attempt on his wife via hiring a hitman who turned out to be an undercover policeman. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but his reputation way as well be executed.

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* Music/MilliVanilli basically has their whole career revolved around this. Ever since they were exposed for lip-synching, it's all they became best known for, and whenever any form of social media (whether it'd be television shows, movies, other music videos, etc.) introducing someone lip-synching, lip-syncing, there's a good 98% chance that it'll be juxtaposed to Milli Vanilli in a heartbeat.
* In mid-2013, Tim Lambesis, co-founder and vocalist of Music/AsILayDying and AustrianDeathMachine, Austrian Death Machine, forever [[MoralEventHorizon cemented his moral reputation in infamy]] and [[HarsherInHindsight tainting his past musical contributions]] after a murder attempt on his wife via hiring a hitman who turned out to be an undercover policeman. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but his reputation way as well be executed.



* Music/TheDecemberists. A decently popular indie rock band from Portland, Oregon, that pretty much the rest of the country only heard of because of that one time they played a concert during a campaign rally by UsefulNotes/BarackObama, with right-wingers claiming everyone only really came out to see them. Yeah, they are popular in the northwest, but 75,000 people popular [[NoHitWonder without ever having a major hit?]]

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* Music/TheDecemberists. A decently popular indie rock band from Portland, Oregon, that pretty much the rest of the country only heard of because of that one time they played a concert during a campaign rally by UsefulNotes/BarackObama, with right-wingers claiming everyone only really came out to see them. Yeah, they are popular in the northwest, but 75,000 people popular [[NoHitWonder without ever having a major hit?]]


* Singer MIA will probably never live down give the audience the finger in her performance at the UsefulNotes/SuperBowl in 2012. Before that she was known for performing at the Grammys the day before she gave birth.

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* Singer MIA Music/{{MIA}} will probably never live down give the audience the finger in her performance at the UsefulNotes/SuperBowl in 2012. Before that she was known for performing at the Grammys the day before she gave birth.


* Thanks their song "My Immortal" Music/{{Evanescence}} will forever be known as emo. Amy Lee will never live down firing the entire band (even though she only directly fired one member).

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* Thanks to their song songs "My Immortal" and "Bring Me To Life", Music/{{Evanescence}} will forever be known as emo. Amy Lee will never live down firing the entire band (even though she only directly fired one member).


* Jonathan Richman has led an illustrious musical career, mostly for his work as the frontman and songwriter for Music/TheModernLovers, a highly influential 1970s PowerPop band who are considered to be extremely important to the history of the punk and alternative rock movements. However, none of his songs [[NoHitWonder were hits]], and he's best known to the general public as the singing troubadour in ''Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary''.

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* Jonathan Richman has led an illustrious musical career, mostly acclaimed career as a singer-songwriter, and is especially lauded for his work as the frontman and songwriter for Music/TheModernLovers, a highly influential 1970s PowerPop band who are considered to be extremely important to the history of the punk and alternative rock movements. However, none of his songs [[NoHitWonder were hits]], and he's best known to the general public as the singing troubadour in ''Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary''.


* Jonathan Richman led an illustrious career as the frontman and songwriter for Music/TheModernLovers, a highly influential 1970s PowerPop band who are considered to be extremely important to the history of the punk and alternative rock movements. However, none of his songs [[NoHitWonder were hits]], and he's best known to the general public as the singing troubadour in ''Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary''.

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* Jonathan Richman has led an illustrious career musical career, mostly for his work as the frontman and songwriter for Music/TheModernLovers, a highly influential 1970s PowerPop band who are considered to be extremely important to the history of the punk and alternative rock movements. However, none of his songs [[NoHitWonder were hits]], and he's best known to the general public as the singing troubadour in ''Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary''.


* Jonathan Richman led an illustrious career, leading Music/TheModernLovers, had John Cale produce their album, and being an influence to punk rock in the process. If you've never heard of him, you might otherwise be familiar with him being the singing troubador in [[Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary There's Something About Mary]].

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* Jonathan Richman led an illustrious career, leading career as the frontman and songwriter for Music/TheModernLovers, had John Cale produce their album, and being an influence a highly influential 1970s PowerPop band who are considered to be extremely important to the history of the punk and alternative rock in movements. However, none of his songs [[NoHitWonder were hits]], and he's best known to the process. If you've never heard of him, you might otherwise be familiar with him being general public as the singing troubador troubadour in [[Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary There's Something About Mary]].''Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary''.

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