Top Ten Hobbies of Musicians


The Top Ten

1 Lemmy - Collects Nazi Memorabilia Lemmy - Collects Nazi Memorabilia

Oh yes he did, he used to collect Nazi memorabilia, lol but he did say " I only collect the stuff, I didn't collect the ideas", 19 years worth daggers, swords, guns, flags and armor fill the walls and cabinets, beyond his apartment, the items included general's cap, bullet belt and the iron crosses, which he used to wear around his neck and encrust on his base guitar. - Ananya

2 Steve Vai - Keeps Bees Steve Vai - Keeps Bees

What?! I never knew he collected bees...

The hobby started when he noticed that a hive of bees in his neighbor's wall was descending upon his wife's garden and then stared fertilizing it. he now proudly tells about having had one hundred thousand bees.
now he maintains five colonies of bees in his backyard and harvesting the honey himself. Vai auctions all the nectar he makes - named Fire Garden Honey, after one of his records and donates all proceeds to charity. - Ananya

3 River Cuomo - Knits

Once he said in an interview that he enjoys knitting in bed besides his wife. - Ananya

Haha, this is funny! - Metal_Treasure

LOL! he sure is sexy!

4 Bruce Dickinson - Fences
5 Flea - Plays Chess

The entire lineup of the band has a thing for chess, but Flea stands out with superior skills, they challenged the world's no. 1 chess player Magnus Carlsen. and Carlsen won, but Flea impressed everyone by displaying great creativity in his defeat and lasting longer than any of this bandmates. - Ananya

6 Kerry King - Collects Snakes Kerry King - Collects Snakes Kerry Ray King is an American musician, best known as a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer.

He owns a reptile house and herpetology nursery called Psychotic Exotics. - Metal_Treasure

7 Bruce Dickenson - Flies His Own Planes

Yeah, "Scream for me passengers! " But yes, I watched BBC videos about his high profile fights - there was one from North Africa, too. - Metal_Treasure

Fully licensed top be a captain for an aircraft, It is actually his hobby, their own plane named - dubbed Ed Force one. When asked why he would want a second job, he said " Sadly, I can't afford my own airport and jumbo like John Travolta so I thought, I'm going to have to get a job." His dedication has eared him some high profile fights, which include returning of a group of British RAF pilots from Afghanistan in 2008 and 200 UK citizens from lebanon during the Israel /Hezbollah conflict in 2006. - Ananya

8 James Hetfield - Customizes Cars and Motorcycles James Hetfield - Customizes Cars and Motorcycles James 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.

Among others, he built a car that could survive nuclear blasts and earthquakes. - Metal_Treasure

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9 Dave Mustaine - Skydives, Breeds Horses and Practices Martial Arts

Well..yes, among the other mentioned, he can do Karate - Ananya

10 Brian Johnson - Races and Collects Cars

His show based upon his love for cars used to come on Discovery Turbo - Ananya

The Contenders

11 Eric Clapton - Fishing Eric Clapton - Fishing Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.

He also loves watching Cricket. But he never plays cricket. He said, "I love watching cricket but I hate playing it". - zxm

He even caught the largest salmon recorded in Iceland this year.

It's Eric so...

12 Cozy Powell - Races Cars Cozy Powell - Races Cars Colin 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.

He even raced for Hitachi on the UK saloon car circuit. He was quoted as saying "I drive like I drum - madly". - Metal_Treasure

13 Kirk Hammett - Surfs and Collects Horror Movies

Trujilo as well.
they are the frequent surfers who regularly make the most of their schedule to catch some waves all over the world. - Ananya

14 Rob Stewart - Builds Model Trains

He like model trains, A LOT. His Beverly Hills estate is home to a 1,500 square foot model he calls " Three Rivers city" - Ananya

15 David Bowie - Played Chess

This one should be first people. Seriously. Of all people...

16 Steve Harris - Plays Soccer Steve Harris - Plays Soccer Stephen Percy "Steve" Harris is an English musician and songwriter, known as the bassist, occasional keyboardist, backing vocalist, primary songwriter and founder of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden.
17 Lars Ulrich - Plays Tennis Lars Ulrich - Plays Tennis Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American thrash metal band Metallica.
18 Slash - Collects Pinball Machines Slash - Collects Pinball Machines Saul Hudson, known professionally as Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
19 Nick Mason - Race driving Nick Mason - Race driving Nicholas Berkeley "Nick" Mason is an English musician and composer, best known as the drummer of legendary rock band Pink Floyd.
20 Frank Sinatra - Completed Crossword Puzzles
21 Ronnie Wood - Collects Stamps

Its good for him ( Not drunk now..)
And it's one of a plush collection - Ananya

22 Billie Joe Armstrong - Skateboards Billie Joe Armstrong - Skateboards Billie 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.
23 Snoop Dogg - Smokes Weed Snoop Dogg - Smokes Weed Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., (born, October 20, 1971) known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, actor, record producer, and television personality from Long Beach, California.

Is it really a hobby? Or is it that snoop doggy dogg lifestyle?

@Music_Lover123 Both. But it's not harmful whatsoever.

True that.

24 Nicko McBrain - Plays Golf Nicko McBrain - Plays Golf Michael Henry "Nicko" McBrain is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, which he joined in 1982.

Usually with his band mate Dave Murray. - Metal_Treasure

25 Courtney Love - Dolls Courtney Love - Dolls Courtney Michelle Love is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and visual artist. A notable figure in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s, Love's career has spanned four decades.

I did not know this. - Anonymousxcxc

26 Jack White - Collects Taxidermy Jack White - Collects Taxidermy
27 Francesco Paoli - Cooking Francesco Paoli - Cooking Francesco Paoli is the drummer for the Italian technical death metal band Fleshgod Apocalypse, formed in 2007.

There are videos on YouTube: FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE - Learn How To Cook with Francesco Paoli - Metal_Treasure

28 Bill Wyman - Goes Metal Detecting's not aimless and that's for sure!
he is obsessed with metal detectors --so much that he sells his own. - Ananya

29 Fernando Ribeiro - Writes Poetry Fernando Ribeiro - Writes Poetry Fernando 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. V 1 Comment
30 Maynard James Keenan - Wine Making Maynard James Keenan - Wine Making Maynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.
31 Jonny Greenwood - Breeds Chickens Jonny Greenwood - Breeds Chickens Jonathan Richard Guy, professionally known as Johnny Greenwood is an English musician and composer, mostly known for his role as the one of the lead guitarists and main keyboardist of the English alternative rock band Radiohead.
32 Trent Reznor - Collects Vintage Arcade Games Trent Reznor - Collects Vintage Arcade Games Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. He is known for his intense music videos.
33 Alice Cooper - Plays Golf Alice Cooper - Plays Golf Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans over five decades.
34 Win Butler - Plays Basketball
35 Jim Martin - Farms Pumpkins
36 Mike Portnoy - Drum Clinics Mike Portnoy - Drum Clinics Michael Portnoy is an American drummer primarily known as the former drummer, backing vocalist, and a co-founder of the progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater. Known for his technical skill as a drummer, Portnoy has won 30 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine.

That doesn't count, he's a drummer - Songsta41

37 Grandmaster Flash - Collects Mugs

He has collected over 5,000 mugs - Ananya

38 Neil Young - Collects/ Builds Model Trains Neil Young - Collects/ Builds Model Trains Neil Percival Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.
39 David Gilmour - Flying David Gilmour - Flying David Jon Gilmour is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He joined the progressive rock band Pink Floyd as guitarist and co-lead vocalist in 1968.

The song 'Learning to Fly' was spawned by Gilmour's flying lessons - GillisL

40 Keith Moon - Destroying Hotels Keith Moon - Destroying Hotels Keith John Moon was an English drummer for the rock band the Who. He was noted for his unique style and his eccentric, often self-destructive behaviour. His drumming continues to be praised by critics and musicians.

Lol. I laughed so hard after seeing this. - 12cc

41 Les Claypool - Fishing, producing wine Les Claypool - Fishing, producing wine Leslie Edward "Les" Claypool is an American musician, singer, songwriter, composer, author and actor best known as the bassist and lead vocalist of the band Primus.
42 Jeff Walker - Drawing Jeff Walker - Drawing Jeffrey Walker is a bass guitarist and vocalist from Windle, St Helens, UK. He is best known for his work with death metal band Carcass for which he is also the main lyricist.

Take a look to Napalm Death's Scum album cover: he drew it.

43 Matthew Bellamy - Sheep Farming Matthew Bellamy - Sheep Farming Matthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and compose most famous for being the main vocalist in alternative rock band Muse.
44 Alex James - Makes Cheese
45 Till Lindemann - Pyrotechnics Till Lindemann - Pyrotechnics

He has a license in operating them which might explain the amount of flamethrowers used during Rammstein shows.

46 Freddie Mercury - Collects stamps, rare koi fishes and hoards cats Freddie Mercury - Collects stamps, rare koi fishes and hoards cats Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave more.
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Top Remixes

1. Lemmy - Collects Nazi Memorabilia
2. Steve Vai - Keeps Bees
3. Bruce Dickenson - Flies His Own Planes
1. River Cuomo - Knits
2. Bruce Dickinson - Fences
3. Steve Vai - Keeps Bees


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