Chances are if you grew up in the scene in the early 2000s, your parents put up with a lot. From blasting punk music until 2 a.m. to wearing waaaay too much eyeliner to school, your parents “just didn’t understand!!!” Here are 10 bands we bet they couldn’t stand—which only made you love the music even more.



How could we forget the running mascara that Benji Madden used to wear? What better way to show your devotion than by replicating that very look? We’re sure your parents were delighted to hang out in public with you.


Oh what wondrous imagery the words Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water gave us once we learned the meaning. No wonder adults looked so horrified. But there’s no denying Fred Durst got people talking wherever he or his music went.



Blink-182 gave kids everywhere the opportunity to hear—and see, at live shows—adult humor. As a result, kids were willing to imitate and adopt similar personalities. Not exactly a parent’s dream. Don’t believe us? Give “Family Reunion” a spin at your next…well, family reunion, and let us know how that goes.



Buddy Nielsen has always been phenomenal at expressing his deep-rooted, unfiltered emotions in his lyrics. You might have felt at one with Nielsen when you screamed, “Fuck with my heart/I'll teach you what it's like.” Your parents probably had other feelings about it.


My Chemical Romance were so impactful, they drew a cult following. Fans were so devoted that replicating their emo hairstyles and eye makeup came in giant waves. If you were an MCR fan, your parents definitely spent some time waiting for you to perfect your eyeliner and hair swoop before leaving the house—the fact that you were blasting “I’m Not Okay” at full volume only added to the aesthetic.