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.
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.
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.
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.
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.