Top 10 Musicians Who Love the Lord of the RingsMany musicians have been inspired by Tolkien's epic trilogy The Lord of the Rings. But whom you may ask? Let's count down.
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He wrote and composed many songs about Middle Earth with his band Blind Guardian. He even wrote a song titled Lord of the Rings that was released 12 years before the first film in the Peter Jackson trilogy.
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He's probably the biggest Tolkien fan among the musicians. Besides the song Lord of the Rings (1990), also Majesty by Blind Guardian (1988), and Seize The Day by Demons & Wizards (2005).
Majesty was track #1 on their debut album, so he started his career with a song inspired by the Lord of the Rings. Music to Majesty also happened to be great and the song is my favorite speed metal song. I can't be happier. - Metal_Treasure
She contributed to a song for the first film in the Jackson trilogy. Plus, she even has a song about Lothlórien (Lothlórien being the fairest realm of the elves remaining in Middle Earth during the Third Age).
Led Zeppelin has numerous songs inspired by Tolkien's works (it's also debatable whether or not Stairway to Heaven is Tolkien inspired).
He (along with Jimmy Page) also wrote Zeppelin's Tolkien inspired songs.
Leader of psychedelic folk group Pearls Before Swine, he set most of the verse of the One Ring (Three Rings for the Elven kings under the sky...) to music as "Ring Thing" in their second album Balaklava.
Infamous black metal murderer. His band called Burzum is named after a word in the Black Speech meaning "darkness". His early music shows heavy Tolkien influence.
Swedish instrumentalist. He wrote an entire concept album based on Lord of the Rings.
He wrote a song about the Lord of the Rings Mythos (This Day We Fight! ) so I'm guessing he's a fan.
He wrote the lyrics to Rush's Rivendell which is where the elves live.
Frontman of Dimmu Borgir. He named himself after an orc in Lord of the Rings (he states he only got it from the books and not the film trilogy where the character of Shagrath doesn't even appear).
He didn't write any Tolkien related songs, but he was in the documentary Ringers: Lord of the Fans.
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