Possibly the best music review I ever read consistent in the reviewer patiently explaining to Guns 'n Roses lead singer Axl Rose the difference between punk rock uses of profanity and the uses of profanity on Guns 'n Roses' album of covers of canonical punk songs (The Spaghetti Incident). The former accompanies the high school punk's rude gesture as the police car is safely out of range. The latter accompanies the high school athlete's fist connecting with the high school punk's head.
Life's tragedy in two acts: (1) if put in the right situation, nearly anyone can find themselves playing the high school bully role, and (2) people playing the high school bully role generally have no idea that they are doing so.
The only trick then is to comprehensively give up on the punk rock thing too. You won't be singing old Misfits songs, but on the other hand you won't be singing Guns 'n Roses covers of old Misfits songs. I think that's probably the best that most of us can hope for.
With the protagonist of Aronofsky's The Wrestler, I celebrate Guns 'n Roses, but they are a paradigm case of how quickly you become what you hate. Here's Kurt Cobain on his infamous encounter with Axl Rose. Weirdly, former GNR bassist Duff McKagan sat next to Cobain on a plane shortly before the latter's death (interview here). It's nice that there were no hard feelings, but given the circumstances, it's pretty grim stuff.]