The rock star life is not known to be one of taste and self-restraint. That having been said, some rock stars (and pop stars, too) descend further into the depths than even their fellow musicians, and when you stand out as a disaster in such a field, it deserves recognition.
In honor of Courtney Love's birthday, here are some of the biggest train wrecks in the world of rock and pop. Accidental or carefully orchestrated, it doesn't matter. We like to stop and stare anyway. (All photos Creative Commons unless otherwise indicated)