Top 10 Musicians of Asian Descent

The Top Ten

1 John Myung John Ro Myung is an American bassist and a founding member of the progressive metal group Dream Theater.

Born in Chicago to Korean parents - Metal_Treasure

2 Kirk Hammett Kirk Lee Hammett is the lead guitarist and songwriter for the heavy metal band Metallica and has been a member of the band since 1983. Before joining Metallica he formed and named the band Exodus.

His mother is of Filipino descent - Metal_Treasure

3 Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer. more.

His mother is of Filipino ancestry. - Metal_Treasure

4 Matt Heafy Matthew "Matt" Kiichi Heafy is a Japanese-American musician, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Orlando based Heavy Metal/Metalcore band Trivium.

He was born in Iwakuni, Japan to an American father and a Japanese mother. He lived in Japan for only one year. - Metal_Treasure

5 Mike Shinoda Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda (born 11 February 1977) is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer. He co-founded Linkin Park in 1996 and is the band's rhythm guitarist, primary songwriter, keyboardist, producer, and co-lead vocalist. more.

I can tell by his last name. - Misfire

His father is Japanese. - Metal_Treasure

6 Hideto 'Hide' Matsumoto Hideto Matsumoto, better known by his stage name Hide, was a Japanese musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. He is primarily known for his work as lead guitarist of the heavy metal band X Japan.

A Japanese musician (band - X Japan) - Metal_Treasure

7 Yoshiki Hayashi Yoshiki Hayashi is a Japanese musician, songwriter, composer and record producer. Better known by his stage name Yoshiki, he is best known as the leader and a co-founder of the heavy metal band X Japan, for which he is the drummer, pianist and main songwriter. The band achieved breakthrough success more.
8 Kim Thayil

Soundgarden guitarist was born in Seattle, US, but his parents came from India - Metal_Treasure

9 Gackt Gakuto Oshiro (大城 ガクト Ōshiro Gakuto, born July 4, 1973), better known by his mononymous stage name Gackt, is a Japanese musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He has been active since 1993, first as the frontman of the short-lived independent band Cains:Feel, and then for more.
10 Joey Santiago

Guitarist for The Pixies. He is of Filipino descent. He was born in Manila. - THC13

The Contenders

11 Tyga Micheal Ray Stevenson, known by his stage name Tyga, is an American hip hop recording artist. In 2011, Tyga signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

His mother was born in Vietnam and has the maiden name Nguyen. - Metal_Treasure

12 Hiro Yamamoto

He was the Soundgarden bassist until 1989 and a founding member.
He is of Japanese descent. - Metal_Treasure

13 Herman Li Herman Li is a Hong Kong-born, British Chinese musician, record producer, and lead guitarist for the British Power-Metal band Dragonforce.

British-Chinese born in Hong Kong - yungstirjoey666

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