Top Ten Metal and Rock Musicians that Would Be Good Presidents

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1Hansi KürschHansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records ...read more.

This is the man - intelligent, hardworking, passionate, wise. He reads a lot and he obviously even read an old political writing by John Milton - "The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates". Milton legitimizes the killing of a king who didn't carry out his duties. Hansi wrote a song about it and sang it - Curse My Name by Blind Guardian. A fan-made youtube video is with scenes from To Kill a King movie. - Metal_Treasure

I don't know if the theory about previous lives is true or false but I will use it as a metaphore: I think Hansi Kürsch was a king in his previous lives. He wrote so many songs about kings, described them so good and put so much emotion in these songs. These kings were tragic kings that were betrayed, killed and so on. I think Hansi knows that political power is a big responsibility. - Metal_Treasure

2Bruce DickinsonPaul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.

I just watched his speach at Wacken 2016 and it reminded me he would make a great president - he respects all races, colors, religions, nations, etc. He's also very smart, brave and wise, with a very strong character. He's a good businessman, a charismatic leader and spokesman, and so on. - Metal_Treasure

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3Jack Black
4Glenn Danzig
5Linus Klausenitzer
6Jon SchafferJon Ryan Schaffer is an American heavy metal musician. He is best known as the guitarist and last remaining original member of the Florida-based heavy metal band Iced Earth, which he formed in 1985 under the name "Purgatory".

Jon Schaffer is the most patriotic metal musician, judging by the songs he wrote. He is also a rebel who would change many things for the better. Jon is very intelligent, politically aware, with a good heart and very strong character. His side project Sons Of Liberty says it all (False Flag, We The People, Our Dying Republic, Feeling Helpless? ). He's only a backing vocalist in Iced Earth but he does the lead vox for Sons Of Liberty. - Metal_Treasure

7Ozzy OsbourneJohn Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.

Nah... for many reasons. And he's not the boss even in his own family. His wife Sharon wears the pants. - Metal_Treasure

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8Abbath Doom Occulta

The country will become so metal.. - Ananya

9FenrizGylve Fenris Nagell, better known as Fenriz, is a Norwegian musician who is best known as being one half of the metal duo Darkthrone.

He would be a really honest and funny president - Fretto

10Matt BarlowMatthew 'Matt' Barlow is an American heavy metal singer and police officer. He was the lead singer for Iced Earth in the 1990s and 2000s. He is currently the lead singer for Ashes of Ares. After the September 11 terrorist attacks Matt Barlow decided to become a police officer and contribute to the "real ...read more.

Another patriotic and politically responsible musician from Iced Earth. Matt Barlow is one of the most talented metal singers ever but he left a major band like Iced Eath for this reason: the September 11 terrorist attacks shocked him and he decided to become a police officer and contribute to the "real world" instead of living the illusion of a "rock star."
How many musicians would do this? In 2007 he returned to music. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11Terrance Hobbs
12Mike ManginiMike Mangini is an American drummer. Since 2010, he has been a member of progressive metal band Dream Theater, following the departure of founding drummer Mike Portnoy.

Very smart and down to earth. He was a full-time associate professor at Berklee College of Music, Percussion Department. He's got a computer science diploma, he programmed software and worked on a program that studied the links between the human brain and body. - Metal_Treasure

13George FisherGeorge "Corpsegrinder" Fisher is an American extreme metal vocalist for the American death metal band Cannibal Corpse and the lesser-known melodic death metal band Paths of Possession.
14Steven WilsonSteven John Wilson is an English musician and record producer, most associated with the progressive rock genre.

That would be awesome, country would be very peaceful - Ananya

15Dave MustaineDavid Scott "Dave" Mustaine was born September 13, 1961. He is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. He is best known as the co-founder, guitarist, and lead singer of the American thrash metal band Megadeth, and well known as the original lead guitarist for the American heavy metal ...read more.
16Mick Thompson
17Daniel GildenlöwDaniel Gildenlöw is a Swedish musician and songwriter. He is best known as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist for the progressive metal band Pain of Salvation.
18Arjen LucassenArjen Anthony Lucassen (born 3 April 1960, Netherlands) is a Dutch progressive rock/metal songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist musician and record producer, best known for his long-running progressive opera project Ayreon.
19Peter TagtgrenAlf Peter Tägtgren is a Swedish musician, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is the founder, main songwriter, lead vocalist, and guitarist of the death metal band Hypocrisy as well as the industrial metal band PAIN in which he is the only member.
20Tom ArayaTomás Enrique "Tom" Araya Díaz is a Chilean American musician, best known as the bassist and vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
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