Top 10 Music Artists Hansi Kürsch LikesMetal_Treasure There were several lists about the guilty pleasures of the metal fans. Don't worry if you have guilty pleasures because metal musicians also like music that isn't metal.
On this list there are metal and non-metal music acts Hansi Kürsch likes.
Hansi Kürsch said he listens mostly to metal music but he didn't say which metal bands (I noticed he avoids discussing metal bands /colleagues).
Hansi Kürsch is the lead singer and co-songwriter for metal bands Blind Guardian and Demons & Wizards.
The Top Ten
Queen is the greatest band of all time.
Freddie is Hansi's favorite rock singer - Hansi is known for using multi-layered vocals, inspired by Freddie.
Again, I strongly agree with Hansi. Queen are awesome. - Metal_Treasure
Ian Gillan is Hansi's favorite metal singer. Hansi even became a singer thanks to Ian Gillan. Hansi explained: "I met André Olbrich in school and he was the one realizing my potential as a vocalist. During one of our high school parties I was screaming parts of Ian Gillan and MSG songs. He somehow liked it."
I agree with Hansi, yeah, Deep Purple are cool. - Metal_Treasure
Hansi even named his 2nd band after a Uriah Heep album (Demons & Wizards). He also did a great Uriah Heep cover - The Wizard (Blind Guardian).
Yes, I agree with Hansi again. I like Uriah Heep, too - they are a band related to early metal, progressive and art rock music. Uriah Heep had great singers and I guess Hansi appreciated them, and probably learned from them. - Metal_Treasure
Hansi said: "Tori Amos is great".
I want to add that Tori Amos did a cover of Raining Blood by Slayer. It's not a metal cover but it's a very interesting rendition. Check it out. - Metal_Treasure
In the 80s Hansi did covers of their songs with Blind Guardian and Hansi still sings Barbara Ann at live shows.
Blind Guardian also covered Surfin' USA. - Metal_Treasure
"I am a big fan of Dixie Chicks, I think they do spectacular music".
To be honest, I never heard of them before and found this on wiki:
"Dixie Chicks are an American country music band which has also crossed over into other genres, including pop and alternative country. Active since 1989." - Metal_Treasure
Hansi: "I even like to listen to Jets’ music from time to time, it is still not my most favorite music but there are good elements in there and if don’t take it too far it is very enjoyable for me."
There are several bands with this name and I don't know what did he mean. - Metal_Treasure
I put Slayer at #10 because I don't remember Hansi saying it directly but I remember he said that Blind Guardian members listen to Bay Area Thrash.
Also, I identified Slayer influences in Blind Guardian music of the 80s and even 90s - their 1995 album (Imaginations From the Other Side) is very thrashy and aggressive. I don't even think it's a power metal album - music is too heavy to be power metal. At times Hansi vocals resemble Tom Araya (ex.: Another Holy War, 1:25) - Metal_Treasure
Blind Guardian's name is named after the "Awaken the Guardian" album... 'enough said.
Ah...NO. Blind Guardian was named after a Blind Guardian song that was ready for their debut album - Guardian of the Blind (you know this song). They had to change their name before the debut album (it was Lucifer's Heritage) - Metal_Treasure
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3. Uriah Heep