Top 10 Rock and Metal Musicians Who Would Make Great Politicians

Lets create the best government ever.

This list is inspired by Fretto list "Top Ten Metal and Rock Musicians that Would Be Good Presidents".

I am enlarging the idea because some people may not be the best choices for presidents but would be great ministers or other types of political leaders.

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1Bruce Dickinson - Prime MinisterPaul 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.V1 Comment
2Hansi Kürsch - KingHansi 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 more.V1 Comment
3Matt Barlow - Minister Of Internal AffairsMatthew '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 more.

This list is awesome! And I admit mine was not that good. Matt Barlow is such a great guy who'd be a great minister of internal affairs.

(Thanks for mentioning me) - Fretto

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4Brian May - Minister Of ScienceBrian Harold May is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen.

He has got talent to be a minister - zxm

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5James Hetfield - Minister of JusticeJames Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.V3 Comments
6Rob Halford - Minister of Health CareRobert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.V1 Comment
7Joakim Broden - Defense Minister

Theme song of the Ministry: Screaming Eagles (Sabaton)
Personal motto: "Victory is ours, their forces will fall" (Primo Victoria, Sabaton) - Metal_Treasure

8Tobias Sammet - Minister Of EmploymentTobias Sammet is a German musician. He is best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the power metal band Edguy, as well as the founder, main singer and bassist of the metal opera Avantasia.

Theme song of the Ministry: New Age Messiah (Edguy)
Personal motto: "Oh, I'm not only singer in a band, you know. Back at home in Germany I was a famous porn star, haha" (Trinidad, Edguy)
Of course, he was joking. He works hard - formed Edguy at 14 and Avantasia at 21. Since 1998 he's been running 2 bands - writing songs for 2 bands, singing for 2 bands, touring with 2 bands. And he employed many guest singers for Avantasia, I think over 50 singers. - Metal_Treasure

9Mike Mangini - Minister Of Education and CultureMike 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.V1 Comment
10Rick Allen - Minister of Sport and Persons with DisabilitiesRichard John Cyril "Rick" Allen is an English drummer who has played for the hard rock band Def Leppard since 1978. He overcame the amputation of his left arm in 1985 and continued to play with the band, which subsequently went on to its most commercially successful phase.

Theme song of the Ministry: Rock Rock Till You Drop (definitely Leppard) - Metal_Treasure

The Newcomers

?Devin Townsend - Absolute MonarchDevin Garret Townsend is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has an extensive career as a solo artist.
?Billie Joe Armstrong - PresidentBillie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.

Billie is so passionate about his country and he has a lot of great political ideas

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The Contenders

11Jon Schaffer - Defense MinisterJon 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".V1 Comment
12Ian Gillan - Minister of TransportIan Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).

Theme song of the Ministry: Highway Star (Deep Purple)
Personal motto: "Listen, surely I've exceeded expectations" (I Only Want To Say / Gethsemane, Jesus Christ Superstar)
He was the original Jesus Christ in the rock opera 'Jesus Christ Superstar' (1970), selected for the role personally by its authors - Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. - Metal_Treasure

13Angus Young - Minister of Youth AffairsAngus McKinnon Young is an Australian guitarist of Scottish origin, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and sole constant member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC.V1 Comment
14Alissa White-Gluz - Minister of Family, Women, Children and PetsAlissa White-Gluz is a Canadian vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist and one of the founding members of the Canadian metal band, The Agonist, and current lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal group, Arch Enemy.

Theme song of the Ministry: War Eternal (Arch Enemy)
She is an animal rights activist and has been a vegan since 1998. She received a Libby award from PETA for her work in an international campaign advocating against the hunting of Canadian seals. - Metal_Treasure

15Marilyn Manson - PresidentBrian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.

"You should have to pass an IQ test before you breed. You have to take a driving test to operate vehicles and an SAT test to get into college. So why don't you have to take some sort of test before you give birth to children? When I'am president, that's the first rule I will institute."-Marilyn Manson

16Steven Wilson - Foreign MinisterSteven John Wilson is an English musician and record producer, most associated with the progressive rock genre.

Intelligent and balanced. He does not smoke and does not use recreational drugs, except for an occasional drink. - Metal_Treasure

17Robert Plant - Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and CitizenshipRobert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Theme song of the Ministry: Immigrant Song - Metal_Treasure

18Klaus Meine - Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Theme song of the Ministry: Wind Of Change (Scorpions).
Personal Theme song: Rock You Like A Hurricane (Scorpions). - Metal_Treasure

19Ozzy Osbourne - Minister of EducationJohn 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 more.

Wasn't he the ex-Minister of Transport who resigned because of that horrible accident with a Crazy Train? - Metal_Treasure

20Udo Dirkschneider - Minister of Economic Development and ConstructionUdo"Hassan"Dirkschneider is a German heavy metal singer who rose to fame with German heavy metal band Accept.V1 Comment
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Top Remixes

1. Bruce Dickinson - Prime Minister
2. Hansi Kürsch - King
3. Matt Barlow - Minister Of Internal Affairs
1. Bruce Dickinson - Prime Minister
2. James Hetfield - Minister of Justice
3. Rob Halford - Minister of Health Care
1. Brian May - Minister Of Science
2. Rob Halford - Minister of Health Care
3. James Hetfield - Minister of Justice



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