Top Ten Hobbies of Musicians

The Top Ten
1 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.

2 River Cuomo - Knits

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

E is exactly the sort of musician I can picture knitting.

Haha, this is funny!

3 Steve Vai - Keeps 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.

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

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.

6 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.

7 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.

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8 Bruce Dickenson - Flies His Own Planes

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.

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

9 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".

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

10 Dave Mustaine - Skydives, Breeds Horses and Practices Martial Arts
The Contenders
11 Brian Johnson - Races and Collects Cars

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

12 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".

13 Kirk Hammett - Surfs and Collects Horror Movies
14 David Bowie - Played Chess

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

15 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"

16 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 is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American thrash metal band Metallica.
18 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 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.

20 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.

21 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.
22 Bill Wyman - Goes Metal Detecting
23 Frank Sinatra - Completed Crossword Puzzles
24 Ronnie Wood - Collects Stamps
25 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. He's also in side-project groups such as The Network, Foxboro HotTubs, Pinhead Gunpowder, more.
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