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Why Do So Many People Hate Black Veil Brides?

When we interviewed Black Veil Brides lead singer Andy Biersack last week, ahead of their performance at Warped Tour on Thursday, lots of fans -- from in and out of town -- wrote in to talk about how much they loved the band. A smaller, very vocal contingent, though, wrote in to talk about how much they hated the band. That's not an uncommon occurrence in music, but it got us wondering: Why do so many people hate Black Veil Brides?

The majority of this hate, I'm convinced, stems from misunderstanding and jealousy. Now, before you stop reading this, don't get me wrong -- I'm not a Black Veil Brides fan. As much as I've tried, I'm just not enthusiastic on any level about their music. It's kind of like Lil Wayne, for me . . . I want to understand why these people are so loved and famous and revered, but no matter how much I listen to the music, it just doesn't compute.

Which is completely fine. It's not my place to understand certain bands, just as the Black Veil Brides -- consisting of Biersack (lead vocals), Ashley Purdy (bass, backing vocals), Jake Pitts (lead guitar), Jinxx (rhythm guitar, violin) and Christian "CC" Coma (drums) -- don't care whether everyone accepts their music.

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Lauren Wise has worked as a rock/heavy metal journalist for 15 years. She contributes to Noisey and LA Weekly, edits books, and drinks whiskey.
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