Top 10 Confessions and Quotes from Metal Musicians
The Top Ten
He never wanted to be a singer. He wanted Shawn Harris of Diamond Head to sing for Megadeth, but when Harris declined and he couldn't find anyone else he just said it and just sang himself. I like his singing voice, especially one the first 4 albums when he sang higher.
Yes, he's not a great singer and I respect him for admitting that. He's a great guitarist though.
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A quote from his Grammy speech, 1992.
Lars said that because in 1988 or 1989 Metallica’s album ‘…And Justice for all’ lost out to Jethro Tull in the Best metal album category. It was unfair and shameful because Jethro Tull are not even a metal band.
YouTube source: Awesome Metallica rips Jethro Tull wins Best Metal Performance 1992 Grammys
He sings a bit. Heh-heh😅
I don't remember if Sharon Osbourne was on the Ellen DeGeneres show or some other talk show.
He talks about Dickinson’s first wife in the 80s - it was a short marriage.
Nikki Sixx didn't know it was Dickinson’s wife, he learned about that later.
I don’t really believe Nikki Sixx is a metal musician because for me glam metal is actually hard rock. But I included it because Bruce Dickinson is a metal musician.
A Howard Stern interview about Nikki’s book. 2007.
YouTube: Nikki Sixx Talks About Bruce Dickinson & Wife
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"Yeah, it's about participating in life rather than watching it. Television is so dictatorial, telling you what to do. It numbs you. And it doesn't require you to engage your imagination. You just lapse into a kind of narcosis, sitting and watching. I'm kind of advocating getting out and feeling life, experience the sun, feel its warmth on your skin, feel the rain. Go Sailing, etc. Hiking, jogging. Feel. Experience. Share with each other. All television gives you is somebody else's life to watch."
Well, he’s an amazing singer.
During a rehearsal in Portugal James Hetfield tried to sing Dio’s song ’Heaven and Hell’ (Black Sabbath), which starts with "Sing me a song, you’re a singer". James didn’t sound good and said "I’m not a singer”. This happened when Dio passed away in May 2010 and Metallica wanted to perform something.
Metallica - Tribute to Dio Jam (Tuning/Attitude Room in Lisbon, PT 2010)
He said that in 2015. That's how he sees himself as a singer.
Paul didn't have the polished vocal technique of Bruce Dickinson but he certainly had voice. Powerful voice.
OK, Ritchie Blackmore's observation is correct and all other musicians were aware of the B.B. King style, too.
But Ritchie Blackmore was the bad guy who said that... Yeah, Ritchie Blackmore's upset a lot of people along the way.
Sounds very logical. LOL
But forming a metal band at 14 did work out very well with the girls!
Yep, Alice in Chains are right. I never believed they were metal. Aluminum is not from the group of heavy metals.
This is a quote from a Sam Dunn interview for Metal Evolution series, answer to his question "Are you a heavy metal band? " (source: Metal Evolution, Grunge episode, 2011)
They are heavier grunge
Cozy Powell is a great and fast drummer (very underrated) - my favorite song is probably "A Light In The Black" by Rainbow.
Proof that he really did drum and drive madly:
1) He set a world record for the most drums (400) played in under one minute, live on television (BBC)
2) He raced for Hitachi on the UK saloon car circuit
3) This is the saddest part - he died in a car accident while driving at 104 mph (167 km/h) in bad weather, in 1998, at the age of 50.
He said that in 2013 when he was already a lead singer for Queensrÿche. But he was a drummer for 24 years and he admitted that: "my dream was always to be a famous rock drummer".
Love this guy and his jokes!
YouTube source: IRON MAIDEN: Bruce Dickinson Jokes About Being Full-Time Pilot Who Took Unpaid Leave To Front MAIDEN