AC/DC, Coldplay, Guess Who Voted Nicest Autograph Givers
Published Jan 07, 2009In the wild world of autograph-seeking, there's apparently good guys and bad guys, especially in Canada, where a recent poll named the best and worst rock stars to pester for a John Hancock.
According to a survey by HoundsTV.com, AC/DC came out on top as the nicest guys to ask for an autograph, with Coldplay and the Guess Who coming in second and third, respectively.
Here's what HoundsTV.com said about AC/DC: "From the time they checked into their downtown Toronto hotel, until boarding the bus to play the sold-out stadium gig, to after lunch on Bloor St. the next day, Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Cliff Williams, and Brian Johnson (and yeah, even the usually tough drummer, Phil Rudd) were signing champs and all round great guys, greeting fans and collectors at every turn."
As far as the not-so-nice stars went, the top jerks were former Led Zeppelin band-mates Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, who reportedly refused to give out a whole lotta love. "Page announced on arrival, regarding autograph requests, 'I'm kinda finished with that,'" HoundsTV.com quotes him as saying.
Bon Jovi, the Eagles and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder also came in at the bottom of the list, with one autograph hound labelling Jon Bon Jovi "an asshole," plain and simple.
For a full list of the good and bad signers, you can check out the poll here.
Jon Bon Jovi in his nicer days