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.
1 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 knew the king of horror liked metal, but I never knew he liked death metal.
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
2 Lady GaGa - Metallica, Iron Maiden, Saxon
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . ...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
4 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 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 really looks like a death metal fan
I knew this but it always amazes me! - Ananya
6 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.
7 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
8 Kenny G. - Opeth
He plays smooth jazz (sax). Opeth play death metal. - Metal_Treasure
9 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.
10 Michael C. Hall - Lamb of God
11 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.
12 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
13 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
14 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.
15 Ryan Adams - Voivod
16 John Darnielle - Black Sabbath
17 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 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 and Thor: Ragnarok.
And 80s thrash but he didn't name bands - Metal_Treasure