1 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.
With Dio, Rainbow, Black Sabbath.
I mention only main bands on this list and not all bands a musician did something for (ex., guest appearances, short-term stints, etc.) - Metal_Treasure
2 Ritchie Blackmore
Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore is an English guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work in the hard rock/metal bands Deep Purple and Rainbow. He was ranked number 16 on Guitar World's "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time" in 2004, and number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the ...read more.
With Deep Purple, Rainbow - Metal_Treasure
3 Paul McCartney
Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .
With the Beatles and Wings - Metal_Treasure
4 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.
With Led Zeppelin, The Yardbirds - Metal_Treasure
5 Dave Grohl
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.
With Nirvana and Foo Fighters - Metal_Treasure
6 Eric Clapton
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.
Also had hits with Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, Derek & The Dominos, and Blind Faith, and he was famously the lead guitarist on The Beatles "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". Though they did not have "hits" per se, he was a member of the very influential John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Also a member of several All-Star bands that were very short-lived, and was uncredited on numerous hits by major artists.
With The Yardbirds and Cream - Metal_Treasure
7 Kai Hansen
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.
With Helloween and Gamma Ray - Metal_Treasure
8 Tobias Sammet
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.
With Edguy, Avantasia - Metal_Treasure
9 Damon Albarn
Damon Albarn is an English singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is known as the lead singer of the British rock band Blur, the co-founder, vocalist, instrumentalist and principal songwriter of the virtual band Gorillaz. He was born on March 23, 1968, in Whitechapel, London, England. Albarn ...read more.
With Blur and Gorillaz - Metal_Treasure
10 Joe Lynn Turner
Joe Lynn Turner is an American singer, known for his works with hard rock/metal bands Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen and Deep Purple.
With Deep Purple, Rainbow, Yngwie - Metal_Treasure
11 Duane Allman
Howard Duane Allman was an American guitarist, session musician, and co-founder and leader of the Allman Brothers Band until his death in a motorcycle crash in 1971, when he was 24 years old.
Derek and the Dominoes and The Allman Brothers Band - waldo
12 Bill Bruford
William Scott "Bill" Bruford is an English retired drummer, percussionist, composer, producer, and record label owner.
With Yes and King Crimson - waldo
13 Ginger Baker
Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker is an English drummer, best known as the founder of the rock band Cream. His work in the 1960s earned him the reputation of "rock's first superstar drummer," while his individual style melds a jazz background with African rhythms.
With Cream and Blind Faith - waldo
14 Roope Latvala
Stone, Children Of Bodom - Disturbedpotato
15 Keith Morris
Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Off! - THC13
16 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.
Black Sabbath, Ozzy - SoldierOfFortune
17 Geezer Butler
Terence Michael Joseph "Geezer" Butler is an English musician and songwriter. Butler is best known as the bassist and primary lyricist of heavy metal band Black Sabbath.
Dio, Black Sabbath. - SoldierOfFortune
18 Steve Winwood
Stephen Lawrence Winwood is an English rock musician whose genres include progressive rock, blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues, blues rock, pop rock, and jazz.