Top 10 Musicians (Dead or Alive) You Would Like to Have a Beer With

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These are not necessarily the best musicians or your most favorite musicians.

The Top Ten

1 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

Brilliant, creative, witty and self effacing. Love to have a beer with him!

He was quite a witty guy!

So funny and quick. Love John Lennon

2 Lemmy - Motorhead Lemmy - Motorhead Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead. He was a bassist and a singer known for his raspy voice. He died in 2015 from cancer and other health problems.

I wouldn't like a beer with him, more like a glass of tap water with him. - Catacorn

He knows how to tell funny stories. - Metal_Treasure

@ryanrimmel - haha, weird enough but I understand him and I love his funny stories. He knows a lot about people in the music business. - Metal_Treasure

R.I.P. Lemmy!
He died today, December 28, 2015, at the age of 70. - Metal_Treasure

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3 Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.

I'd gladly sit down with him and a Trooper beer! - IronSabbathPriest

Of course, the beer is on him and of course it's Trooper.
Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden launched a new beer named 'Trooper' in 2013, brewed by Robinsons family brewery in Stockport. This is Maiden's very own signature beer, named after one of their signature songs "The Trooper". Cheers! - Metal_Treasure

4 Jarkko Ahola - Teräsbetoni Jarkko Ahola - Teräsbetoni Jarkko Kalevi Ahola is a Finnish performing artist, composer and singer, best known as a metal singer. He is the vocalist, bass player and one of the three songwriters of the metal band Teräsbetoni. He also started a solo career as Ahola, a metal band.

He's intelligent, cool and with a sense of humor. Even his speaking voice is pleasant and melodic.
And he's the one who sang the song Metal Beer (Metalliolut in Finnish), which illustrates everything I said about him.
Just watch this video: Teräsbetoni - Metalliolut - Metal_Treasure

5 Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.
6 "Weird Al" Yankovic Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, voice actor, music video director, film producer, and author.

Probably the best parodist in the world. - Catacorn

Yes, he would be so funny - Martinglez

7 Tobias Sammet - Edguy, Avantasia Tobias Sammet - Edguy, Avantasia Tobias Sammet is a German metal musician, best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the power metal band Edguy, as well as the founder, main singer and bassist of the metal opera Avantasia.

He's talkative and funny - Metal_Treasure

8 Angus Young - AC/DC Angus Young - AC/DC Angus McKinnon Young is an Australian guitarist of Scottish origin, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and sole constant member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. When performing live he does his own version of Chuck Berry's "duck walk" and has also spun on his side while ...read more.

I would like to have beer with the whole AC/DC crew.

9 Jon Schaffer - Iced Earth Jon Schaffer - Iced Earth Jon Ryan Schaffer is an American heavy metal musician. He is best known as the guitarist and last remaining original member of the Florida-based heavy metal band Iced Earth, which he formed in 1985 under the name "Purgatory". V 2 Comments
10 Tony Iommi Tony Iommi Anthony Frank "Tony" Iommi is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer. Best known as lead guitarist and founding member of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, he has been the band's sole continual member and primary composer. At age 17, he accidentally lost the fingertips of his middle ...read more.

The Newcomers

? Kirk Hammett 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.

The Contenders

11 Kai Hansen - Gamma Ray Kai Hansen - Gamma Ray Kai Michael Hansen is a heavy metal guitarist and vocalist. Hansen is the founder, lead guitarist, and vocalist of power metal band Gamma Ray. He is also the co-founder and former member of German metal band Helloween.

German beer? Yes, please. - Metal_Treasure

12 Billy Gibbons Billy Gibbons William Frederick "Billy" Gibbons is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor, best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist of the American rock band ZZ Top.
13 Matt Barlow Matt Barlow Matthew 'Matt' Barlow is an American heavy metal singer and police officer. He was the lead singer for Iced Earth in the 1990s and 2000s. He is currently the lead singer for Ashes of Ares. After the September 11 terrorist attacks Matt Barlow decided to become a police officer and contribute to the "real ...read more.
14 Johan Hegg - Amon Amarth Johan Hegg - Amon Amarth

Just finished listening to With Oden on our Side, great album, beer with this guy would taste wonderful.

15 Dave Grohl - Foo Fighters Dave Grohl - Foo Fighters David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and film director. He is best known as the former drummer of the hugely popular 90s grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters. He has sat behind the ...read more.

Come on, he's the nicest guy in rock.

I would. - Userguy44

16 Steve Harris - Iron Maiden
17 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. ...read more.

Marilyn Manson is another person I would love to have a drink with. I love his music and he's a very nice and very intelligent guy in real life. If he ever asked me to have a drink with him, I would not hesitate to say yes.

18 Alissa White-Gluz - Arch Enemy Alissa White-Gluz - Arch Enemy Alissa White-Gluz is a Canadian vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist and one of the founding members of the Canadian metal band, The Agonist, and current lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal group, Arch Enemy.

I would because she's great.

19 Layne Staley Layne Staley Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. ...read more.

I he was still alive. - Userguy44

This guy is just amazing! R.I.P. Layne.

20 Jon Bon Jovi Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983. He is famous for his band's hit song “Livin’ On A Prayer“ released in 1986. He ...read more.

I would - FerrariDude64

21 Steven Tyler - Aerosmith

Steven is one person who would make an excellent drinking buddy. He's funny and he's got a great personality. I would love to have a drink or two with the Demon of Screamin'.

Nice guy

22 Mike Mangini Mike Mangini Mike Mangini is an American drummer. Since 2010, he has been a member of progressive metal band Dream Theater, following the departure of founding drummer Mike Portnoy.
23 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

Sadly he has passed away, but if he was still alive, I'd love to have a glass of tap water with him. (I'm not drinking lol sorry). - Catacorn

I would love to have a pint with the starman

So sad his life ended January 10, 2016. He will be missed by many.

24 Jimmy Page Jimmy Page James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

I'd totally love to have a drink with Jimmy. Well, since I'm not old enough to drink alcohol, I'd probably drink apple juice while he drinks Jack Daniels. Heh heh. - MontyPython

I feel like he would end up making slurping noises to sound like stairway, still would be awesome.

@MontyPython - you may wanna have an apple juice with him but he may wanna have sex with you, haha - Metal_Treasure

He's So Cool - 12cc

25 Dimebag Darrell Dimebag Darrell Darrell Lance Abbott, also known as Diamond Darrell and Dimebag Darrell, was an American guitarist and songwriter best known as a founding member of two bands, Pantera and Damageplan, alongside his brother, Vinnie Paul. Abbott died in 2004 after he was shot by a mentally unstable fan.
26 Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans over five decades.

Who wouldn't want to drink with him? Alice Cooper is a legend and one of the most iconic musicians who ever lived. I would totally join him for a drink.

I'd buy him a beer if he sang Poison to me. That song gets my blood pumping. - Britgirl

27 Shakira Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.
28 Brian Johnson - AC/DC Brian Johnson - AC/DC Brian Johnson is an English singer and songwriter. Since 1980, he is the lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC, with whom he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. As of April 2016, Johnson is not participating in the remainder of the Rock or Bust World Tour due to hearing ...read more.

That Would Be So Cool - 12cc

29 Benjamin Orr Benjamin Orr Benjamin Orzechowski, known as Benjamin Orr, was an American musician best known as a singer, bassist and co-founder of the rock band the Cars.

Too bad he's not around anymore. He's one person I would love to have a drink with. He's beautiful, inside and out. I wish I could meet him.

30 Billy Idol Billy Idol William Michael Albert Broad, known professionally by his stage name Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor.
31 Joe Perry Joe Perry Anthony Joseph "Joe" Perry is the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the American rock band Aerosmith.
32 Ted Nugent Ted Nugent

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33 George Thorogood

I would love to drink with him while listening to "I Drink Alone". That's an awesome song to listen to while drinking, even if you're not actually alone.

34 Jerry Cantrell Jerry Cantrell Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. is an American musician who is best known as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and main songwriter for the rock band Alice in Chains.

This guy is cool! - Userguy44

35 Kenny Wayne Shepherd
36 Slash Slash 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.
37 Bryan Adams Bryan Adams Bryan Guy Adams is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist.
38 John Petrucci John Petrucci John Peter Petrucci is an American guitarist, composer and producer. He is best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. Compared to his level of skill, John Petrucci is relatively unknown in the modern music industry.
39 Richie Sambora Richie Sambora Richard Stephen "Richie" Sambora is an American rock guitarist, producer, singer and songwriter who was the lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi for 30 years. He is known for his work with Bon Jovi from 1983 to 2013 when he left the group so he could spend more time with his daughter, Ava, who is ...read more.
40 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...read more.
41 Sandra Sandra Sandra Ann Lauer, commonly known under her stage name Sandra Maria Magdalena", "In the Heat of the Night", "Everlasting Love", "Secret Land", "Hiroshima" and "Don't Be Aggressive".
42 Elvis Elvis Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.

My Grandma would join him for a drink, without a doubt. She's crazy about Elvis.

43 Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.

I love Ozzy so he's one person I would love to have a drink with. He also seems funny in his own little way. I think he could make good company for me. And I've always wanted to meet Ozzy for real.

44 Glenn Danzig Glenn Danzig

I would love to have a beer with him any day. He's one awesome dude and he's a badass. How could anyone not want to have a drink with Glenn Danzig?

45 Stevie Ray Vaughan Stevie Ray Vaughan Stephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In spite of a short-lived mainstream career spanning seven years, he is widely considered one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of music, and ...read more.
46 Neil Young Neil Young Neil Percival Young, OC OM is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.
47 Dave Mustaine Dave Mustaine David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own ...read more.
48 Sebastian Bach Sebastian Bach Sebastian Philip Bierk, known professionally as Sebastian Bach, is a Canadian heavy metal singer who achieved mainstream success as frontman of Skid Row from 1987-96. Since his departure from Skid Row, he has had many television roles, acted in Broadway plays, and leads a solo career.
49 John Mellencamp
50 Steve Miller
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