Top 10 Musician's Opinions About Music that are Probably TrueThis list is the opposite of my list Top 10 Musician's Opinions About Music that are Probably False
That's true - Marilyn Manson has a woman's name (Marilyn) and wears makeup.
The 2nd sentence is also true: Marilyn Manson isn't original - he ripped off namely Alice Cooper who has a woman's name (Alice) and wears makeup.
It’s apparently original when Alice Cooper does the exact same thing though...
Many metal bands get their ideas from Horror Movies ex. Cannibal Corpse sings about horrific and gruesome stories that you would find in horror movies because they based their lyrics off of them.
Kirk Hammett of Metallica described it very well I have to admit.
It's true. Unlike Ozzy and Dave Grohl, Lemmy knows what metal is.
(he said that in 2011)
Yes, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth knows his strengths and limitations.
You know what, I respect Mustaine for admitting that. At least he isn't delusional like most of the pop and rap singers who can't hit a note properly without autotune but think they are the best.
Yes, I do and I made a list - Top 10 Pop and Rap Songs Metal_treasure Likes
Kind of disagree. He doesn't have a beautiful voice but he makes it work and he can hit the notes.
You can but the results will be lame.
I accept your challenge.
If someone insults you insult yourself to correct them.
See to me it's not about how many notes you can play. Or how technical and fast you can perform. Or how well you can sing every note. Music is much more than that. It's about getting creative, being able to take ideas, form them into something fresh and new. Take what you have and try to make something worth while out of it. Being able to play good doesn't mean you'll be able to make a song just as good. You just gotta be creative. So in a way, if someone is creative enough, they can make a song using only four notes.
Depends on how you approach the notes. I also learned that sometimes limiting creativity can often open the door for us to just get even more creative. Not everyone can make something worthwhile with limitations, but it has been done very well. I like metal a lot, but not because the musicians are extremely talented but because they can take their talent and make it into something extremely special.
Actually now that I think of it. It's been done before. In fact, Hans Zimmer even made an entire villain theme just using variations of two different notes. The Joker's theme from The Dark Knight is technically only two notes.
True and obvious observation - yes, four notes are not enough to say it all. Fact.
That quote can also describe many Metalcore bands too
Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath is a wise man
This is very true, sadly, a lot of music artists, especially pop artists (all countries)with the exception of a few (Lady Gaga) are famous for being good looking rather than their talent. You can see Kpop artists being famous just for getting plastic surgery and being attractive. How many singers in the music industry are just a pretty face, but has no talent? Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Ross Lynch, Justin Bieber, etc. There is many more. This includes almost all genres.
I so much agree with this because sadly, it's true. Metal music is an exception.
Not sure about that. Jazz, blues, classical, rock (aside from maybe Kiss), folk and many more genres are exceptions.
This may sound pretentious and snobbish but I think it's true. And because it's true, it shouldn't be labeled "pretentious" / "snobbish".
I think it's true because I myself have compared punk and metal many times and metal wins - I've compared singers, guitarists, drummers, lyrics, and songwriting in general. And metal is better. Metal is harder to write and play.
However, I can't deny punk influenced extreme metal, esp. hardcore punk, but this is a different story.
I agree for the most part. I agree metal has more talent behind their instruments and is harder to compose. I disagree on the songwriting (lyrically). I believe punk has more substance, emotion, and soul lyrically over metal. I think punk has more to say. I also believe although less talented, there is more emotion put in behind their instruments. And sorry, I am going to label what you and Ritchie said as off the wall pretentious. Just because you found what he said to be true (opinion) it's not pretentious is pretentious. Because "you yourself" compared punk and metal many times and metal "wins" is your opinion for what your looking for in music. Because you think metal "wins" and therefore Ritchie's statement is true is pretentious. Because you compared singers, guitarist, drummers, lyrics and songwriting in general and you found metal to be "better" is also pretentious. Like I said, sure metal has more talent but talent isn't everything to me and others like me. I'll take raw ...more
Metal is much better than punk
Both are awesome
Jon Schaffer of metal band Iced Earth
This isn’t entirely true. He’s not a music idiot. He’s just an idiot in general.
I must admit I can think of an exception namely Colors by Halsey (an amazing pop song by an artist who did not seem to think she was pop at the time). In general though I find that every great pop star has that reverence so yes I agree.
Yes, he's also a musician because he released several metal albums and he was a classically trained singer with a bassy voice.