These artists are either sellouts or simply like to experiment with genres. A sellout is someone like Gwen Stefani, who gives up a less popular genre to be more mainstream. A person who likes to expirement with genres is Billy Joe Armstrong, he tried doing metal with Brain Stew. It can be a drummer, singer, guitarist, bassist or whatever, as long as they are considered music artists.
1 Billie Joe Armstrong
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.
He used to do more traditional punk, now he does more alternative rock.
FROM PUNK TO POP PUNK TO POP ROCK TO PUNK ROCK TO ALTERNATIVE. HE SINGS, PLAYS, DRUMS, WRITES, ENERGIZES. One of the very few MULTITALENTED people in the music industry
He is very talented in Traditional Punk Rock,Pop-Punk and Alternative Rock.-LitSavage
Yeah, but he’s talented no matter what he plays.
2 Beastie Boys
The Beastie Boys are an American Rap/Rock group that was formed in 1981 by its three original members, Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Adam "MCA" Yauch.
3 Chester Bennington
Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. ...read more.
He started off in a grunge band called Grey Daze before joining Linkin Park which is pretty interesting. - SomePersonYouHate
4 Mike Shinoda
Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.
5 Tom Delonge
Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr., is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and film producer. He was born in Poway, California on December 13, 1975. When he was in high school at age 15, he got expelled for drinking at a basketball game. He also used to play the trumpet, ...read more.
6 Iggy Pop
James Newell Osterberg, Jr., known professionally as Iggy Pop, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor.
7 Travis Barker
Travis Landon Barker is an American musician and producer, and the drummer for the American rock band Blink-182. Barker has also performed as a frequent collaborator with hip-hop artists, and with the alternative rock band +44, the rap rock group the Transplants, and the alternative rock band Box Car ...read more.
He does rap music and rock music.
8 Daft Punk
Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of producers Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.
9 Katy Perry
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.
10 The Beatles
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.
They covered more genres in a single album than most artists did in their lifetimes. On the White Album alone, they did: Psychedelic Rock [While My Guitar Gently Weeps], Minuet Waltz [Piggies], Western Ballad [Rocky Raccoon], 1890's Dance Hall [ObladiOblada], Surf Rock [Back in the USSR], Civil Rights Anthem [Blackbird], Nostalgic Lament [Julia], Hard Rock [Revolution], Proto-Metal [Helter Skelter], Folk Rock [Mother Nature's Son], and straight experimental [Revolution9]. They even took a stab at the most popular song of all time, [the traditional "Happy Birthday to You"], with "Birthday" in a good old rock and roll style.
11 Gwen Stefani
12 Corey Taylor
Corey Todd Taylor was born in December 8, 1973. He is an American musician, author, and actor best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the Nu-metal band Slipknot and hard rock/alternative metal band Stone Sour.
He specializes in Alternative Rock, Hard Alternative, Heavy Metal, Nu Metal, Power Ballads and is sure to do pretty well (Although not common to take influence from) in Thrash Metal and Death Metal if given the chance. Yup, Corey is incredibly versatile. - CrimsonShark
13 Eric Clapton
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.
Authentic Delta Blues, Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Acid Rock, Pop Rock, and even had one of the first Reggae songs to become a big hit in the USA.
The "Unplugged" version of "Tears in Heaven" might even be plain ol' Pop
Little wonder he is the only three time inductee to the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame.
Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs.
He does Electronic Rock which is mixture of EDM and Rock/Metal and it's pretty good if you ask me.He is very talented in Electronica,Drum&Bass,Dubstep and Trance which are subgenres of EDM but he is also talented in Alternative Metal,Nu Metal and Industrial Metal which are subgenres of Heavy Metal.He mixes those genres in his songs and it is actually good so he is considered an Electronic Rock artists.-LitSavage
16 Blue Stahli
Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (born January 23, 1998), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.
Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.
19 Chris Cornell
Christopher John "Chris" Cornell was an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave. His vocal range was C2 to A5, while ...read more.
Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.
Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).
Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York, and drummer Zac Farro.