Music History

9 Musicians Who Have Committed Murder

Like any other subgroup in society, the community of musicians is going contain some really bad apples. Some of them have even committed murder.  AUX.Tv has helpfully collected this list of musician murderers that begins with Varg Vikernes of the black metal Burzum who took the life of  Øystein Aarseth, better known as Euronymous, in May 1994.

Vikernes and Euronymous worked together in Mayhem, a black metal band, when they got into a fight over money.  Euronymous ended up with 23 stab wounds while Vikernes had 16–in the back.

Read more of that story along with eight others here.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

Alan Cross has 37821 posts and counting. See all posts by Alan Cross

5 thoughts on “9 Musicians Who Have Committed Murder

Let us know what you think!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.