Awfully beautiful: five jerks who wrote touching songs

Roger Waters, widely considered to be one of the biggest egotistical jerks in music (do a Google search for “Roger Waters jerk” or “Roger Waters asshole”), is playing the Sprint Center this Saturday. Waters is also one of those folks who, despite their total douchebag tendencies, still managed to write some truly moving tunes. “Wish You Were Here,” the touching tribute to Syd Barrett, is the sort of song that almost makes you forget Waters’ continued flogging of his musical past and poor treatment of his former bandmates. In that spirit, we present five musicians who released moving pieces of art, despite being terrible people.

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