But that road goes both ways. There are just some rock musicians whose hard work and attitude deserve your respect, even if they rub you the wrong way. These people have shown a certain level of diligence, creative prowess, and strength of character that prohibit even their biggest detractors from selling them off entirely. Often, it comes down to having the music to back up their attitude, their back catalog serving as a tangible product that illustrates just how well their specific thing is working. But love them or hate them, these people have done enough for rock and metal that you have to give them cred.
Here are 12 artists you have to respect, even if you don't particularly care for them or their music.