Top 10 Favorite Metal Bands of Famous People (Excluding Metal Musicians)

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Metal musicians are excluded because they obviously like metal. This list is interested in people who aren't metal musicians.
If a missed a favorite band of somebody, please add the information you have in the relevant comment section.

The Top Ten

1 Stephen King - Slayer, Metallica, Judas Priest, Obituary, Amon Amarth, Entombed, Carcass, Cattle Decapitation, Edge of Sanity, Anthrax, Black Sabbath, Motorhead, and more Stephen King - Slayer, Metallica, Judas Priest, Obituary, Amon Amarth, Entombed, Carcass, Cattle Decapitation, Edge of Sanity, Anthrax, Black Sabbath, Motorhead, and more Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. Many of his most well-known novels include Carrie, It, The Shinning, The Stand, Misery, The Dark Tower series, and Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, which was later ...read more.

I can't say this is the full list of all metal bands he likes, but in 2016 he wrote on Twitter "I believe I'll have a Heavy Metal Weekend, starting with Slayer, Sabbath, and Motorhead. Saving Metallica & Priest for Sunday."
Also, his Spotify playlist includes some extreme metal: Obituary, Amon Amarth, Entombed, Carcass, Cattle Decapitation, Edge of Sanity. "I work to loud music," King wrote. - Metal_Treasure

I knew the king of horror liked metal, but I never knew he liked death metal.

2 Lady GaGa - Metallica, Iron Maiden, Saxon Lady GaGa - Metallica, Iron Maiden, Saxon Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. ...read more.

I am not a fan of her music, but that’s awesome. Those three bands, along with Priest and Megadeth are tied for my favorite band.

She danced to Metallica songs at live shows. She also said that an Iron Maiden concert changed her life. "It was my first Maiden experience and I just realized in that moment in the show that that was the kind of artist I wanted to be".
"I always used to say to people, when they would say, ‘Oh, she’s the next Madonna.’ No, I’m the next Iron Maiden."
Probably she also likes Judas Priest judging by the cover of her album Born This Way. - Metal_Treasure

3 Cameron Diaz - Iron Maiden Cameron Diaz - Iron Maiden Cameron Michelle Diaz is a retired American actress, producer, author, and fashion model. She rose to stardom with roles in The Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding, and There's Something About Mary, and is also known for voicing the character of Princess Fiona in the Shrek series.
4 Nicolas Cage - Darkthrone, Satyricon Nicolas Cage - Darkthrone, Satyricon Nicolas Kim Coppola, known professionally as Nicolas Cage, is an American actor and producer. He is well known for his roles in Raising Arizona, Moonstruck, Vampire's Kiss, Wild at Heart, Honeymoon in Vegas, Red Rock West, Leaving Las Vegas, The Rock, Con Air, Face/Off, City of Angels, 8MM, Bringing ...read more.

Cage likes Satyricon and Darkthrone...Coolest thing I've heard in days... - Ananya

Also, his son Weston is a black metal musician. - Metal_Treasure

5 Prince Harry - Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax Prince Harry - Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax Prince Henry of Wales commonly known as Prince Harry, is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales.

Although metal emerged in the 70s as music of the working class, today even members of royal families can fall in love with it - Metal_Treasure

6 Jim Carrey - Cannibal Corpse Jim Carrey - Cannibal Corpse James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is well known for comedic roles in films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask , Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, ...read more.

He even invited Cannibal Corpse to perform in ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective’. And Cannibal Corpse appeared. Iconic scene. - Metal_Treasure

He really looks like a death metal fan

I knew this but it always amazes me! - Ananya

7 Michael Fassbender - Metallica, Sepultura, Slayer Michael Fassbender - Metallica, Sepultura, Slayer Michael Fassbender is a German-Irish actor of stage and screen whose career includes roles in both independent and blockbuster films, most notably; Hunger, Inglourious Basterds, Shame, X-Men: First Class, Prometheus, 12 Years a Slave, Frank, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Steve Jobs.

+ Iron Maiden, Megadeth, and the Crumbsuckers. - Metal_Treasure

8 Joko Widodo - Napalm Death, Metallica, Megadeth Joko Widodo - Napalm Death, Metallica, Megadeth

Joko Widodo is The President of Indonesia! - Metal_Treasure

9 Triple H - Metallica Triple H - Metallica Paul Michael Levesque, better known by his ring name Triple H, is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, corporate executive, and actor.

One year at Wrestlemania, The Game even walked out to “For Whom the Bell Tolls.” - Metal_Treasure

10 Kurt Cobain - Celtic Frost Kurt Cobain - Celtic Frost Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his ...read more.

Celtic Frost were pioneers of extreme metal in the 80s - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Beck - Carcass Beck - Carcass Beck Hansen, known by stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is mostly known for his musical composition, as well as a palette of sonic genres.

Carcass play death metal, goregrind/grindcore. - Metal_Treasure

12 Michael C. Hall - Lamb of God
13 Kenny G. - Opeth Kenny G. - Opeth

He plays smooth jazz (sax). Opeth play death metal. - Metal_Treasure

14 James Rolfe - Black Sabbath James Rolfe - Black Sabbath James Duncan Rolfe is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, film and video game critic, and internet personality, best known for starring in the web television series The Angry Video Game Nerd, a joint production of Rolfe's Cinemassacre Productions, GameTrailers, and ScrewAttack.
15 Dave Grohl - Voivod, King Diamond, Celtic Frost, Venom, Sepultura, Napalm Death Dave Grohl - Voivod, King Diamond, Celtic Frost, Venom, Sepultura, Napalm Death David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and film director. He is best known as the former drummer of the hugely popular 90s grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters. He has sat behind the ...read more.

Technically he is metal because he drummed for Tenacious D which has a few metal songs - SoldierOfFortune

@SoldierOfFortune - you are right that he's technically metal because he released a solo album (tribute to metal) with musicians from the abovementioned metal bands. And this album is considered metal (Probot). I always associate him with Nirvana and Foos that aren't metal, of course. I always think of him as a metal fan because for me he is just a fan despite his participation in some metal acts. But yeah, technically he's metal and shouldn't be on this list... - Metal_Treasure

16 Ryan Adams - Voivod
17 Sage Kotsenburg - Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Cradle of Filth Sage Kotsenburg - Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Cradle of Filth

He won an Olympic gold medal in men's snowboard slopestyle - Metal_Treasure

18 Chris Hemsworth - Pantera Chris Hemsworth - Pantera Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He is best known for his roles as Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away and as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. ...read more.

Wait...
WHAT?! That's awesome! - Misfire

And 80s thrash but he didn't name bands - Metal_Treasure

19 Demi Lovato - Lamb of God, Dimmu Borgir Demi Lovato - Lamb of God, Dimmu Borgir Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends as a child, she received her breakthrough role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. ...read more.

+ Job for a Cowboy. At live metal shows she's headbanging the whole time, once she lost a shoe in the pit. - Metal_Treasure

20 John Darnielle - Black Sabbath
21 Norman Reedus - Slayer, Anthrax, Mastodon Norman Reedus - Slayer, Anthrax, Mastodon Norman Mark Reedus is an American actor, television host and model. He is best known for starring in the popular AMC horror drama series The Walking Dead as Daryl Dixon and in the film The Boondock Saints as Murphy MacManus.
22 Kat Von D - Slayer Kat Von D - Slayer
23 Dolph Ziggler - Judas Priest, Megadeth Dolph Ziggler - Judas Priest, Megadeth Nicholas Theodore "Nick" Nemeth, best known by the ring name Dolph Ziggler, is an American professional wrestler, stand-up comedian, and actor.
24 Bill Burr - Meshuggah Bill Burr - Meshuggah William Frederic "Bill" Burr is an American comedian, writer, and actor. He is best known for his stand-up comedy specials.

"I can’t remember the last time I saw a band that blew my mind like that.”, he said in 2018. - Metal_Treasure

25 Josh Barnett - Bolt Thrower, Goatwhore, Cattle Decapitation Josh Barnett - Bolt Thrower, Goatwhore, Cattle Decapitation Joshua Lawrence Barnett is an American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler who competes in the heavyweight division of the UFC where he is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion.
26 Mike Piazza - Black Label Society, Anthrax, Overkill

He may be the only MLB player in history with a page on Metal Archives - in 2000, he did guest vocals on Black Label Society’s “Stronger Than Death.” Wow! - Metal_Treasure

27 Kristian Nairn - Megadeth

Kristian Nairn, aka Hodor from ‘Game of Thrones’, is a solid guitar player who got with Dave Mustaine and the boys, and played “Holy Wars”. - Metal_Treasure

28 Glenn Howerton - Gojira

(aka Dennis from It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia) - Metal_Treasure

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Top Remixes

1. Stephen King - Slayer, Metallica, Judas Priest, Obituary, Amon Amarth, Entombed, Carcass, Cattle Decapitation, Edge of Sanity, Anthrax, Black Sabbath, Motorhead, and more
2. Lady GaGa - Metallica, Iron Maiden, Saxon
3. Prince Harry - Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax
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