Top 10 Musicians Who Are/Were Successful in a Completely Different Field

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NO movies and biographical books here because:

1) there are Top Ten lists about musicians / actors. Moreover, very often musicians are invited in movies just because they are popular and not because they are great actors.

2) Biographical books are often written by professional writers and musicians only give facts and stories.

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1Bruce Dickinson is a professional pilot

He used to take unpaid leave to front Iron Maiden. He still flies and he also flies the band's plane called 'Ed Force One'. - Metal_Treasure

2Brian May's got a PhD in AstrophysicsBrian Harold May is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen.
3R. Kelly was a professional basketball playerRobert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player.

A friend told me this ages ago but I didn't believe him. - Britgirl

4Mike Mangini was a software specialist who worked on a program that studied the links between the human brain and bodyMike 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.
5Bruce Dickinson was a fencer and a member of The UK National Olympic Team

It was long ago but he still exercises for pleasure. - Metal_Treasure

6Cozy Powell raced for Hitachi on the UK saloon car circuitColin Trevor "Cozy" Powell was an English rock drummer, who made his name with many major rock bands and artists like The Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Robert Plant, Whitesnake and Black Sabbath.

A great drummer who was quoted as saying "I drive like I drum - madly". - Metal_Treasure

7Matt Barlow is a policemanMatthew '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.

Matt Barlow of Iced Earth was a policeman in the 90s and after the 9/11 attacks in 2001 he left the band to work as a policeman again. In 2007 he returned to music. - Metal_Treasure

8Fernando Ribeiro published 3 poetry booksFernando Ribeiro has been the lead vocalist for the Portuguese metal band Moonspell since 1992. He sings gothic metal, black metal, doom metal, melodic death metal.

Poetry is far from the metal music he sings: gothic, death and black metal.
He is very good. Even his lyrics for Moonspell songs are very good. - Metal_Treasure

9Dave Navarro is a host and judge on a TV reality tattoo competition (Ink Master)David Michael "Dave" Navarro is an American guitarist, singer-songwriter, and actor. He is best known as a former member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and as a founding member of the alternative rock band Jane's Addiction.

Look at his tattoos! Ink Master is an American T.V. reality show, now in its eighth season on Spike.
I watched several episodes. He's very good at this. - Metal_Treasure

10Bushido founded a real estate company

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11Glenn Danzig owns an adult-oriented comic book publishing company

The name of the company is Verotik. Danzig said he likes comic books and sex. - Metal_Treasure

12Dexter Holland's got a PhD in Molecular Biology
13Insane Clown Posse (Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope) are a professional wrestling team
14Marilyn Manson is a Honorary Priest of the Church of Satan
15Helene Fischer was a popular TV host
16Till Lindemann writes poems which have been released in books
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