Top Ten Most Mysterious Music Artists

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The Top Ten

1 Buckethead Buckethead Brian Patrick Carroll, known professionally as Buckethead, is an American guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who has worked within many genres of music.

Wears KFC buckets, does robot dances, releases an album every week (he currently has 190 albums in his catalog), and is a guitar genius - that's all we know about him. - winner333

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2 Robert Johnson Robert Johnson Robert Leroy Johnson was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician. His landmark recordings in 1936 and 1937 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that has influenced later generations of musicians.

Despite the legend he is, there are only two confirmed photos of Robert Johnson in existence. Beautifully put by a music journalist - "It seems nobody has a clue who he really was. They just know his music." - winner333

I'm really so surprised, Only 2 confirmed photographs of him...That's very strange... - Ananya

This man is the stuff legends are made of. Before pursuing a career in music, he disappeared from his hometown only to come back a week or two later with a guitar. People who knew him said that he wasn't really that good before his disappearance, so they think he made a deal with the devil to increase his musical talents (and because his lyrics discuss the matter).

But that's not all. He died at the young age of 27, cause of death unknown (many believe it was poisoning), only two confirmed photos of him exist and has three different graves in three different states all with the same birthdate and death date.

Another musician who dies at the age of 27.
He always wanted to play guitar and the blues but wasn't very good.
One night he went away and came back changed. Acc. to his friends, he seemed to have acquired the mastery of guitar overnight, And when they asked what he had done, He said he met the devil at a crossroad ( In Mississippi ) The devil had tuned the strings of his guitar and given Johnson a talent of guitar in exchange of his soul. He also wrote a song ' Me and the devil' - Ananya

3 Syd Barrett Syd Barrett Roger Keith Barrett was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter. Best known as a founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in its early years and is credited with naming the band.

Syd Barret from Pink Floyd. Almost all of us know Syd's sad and strange story. - winner333

The most attractive, charismatic singer did have a dark side of his life... “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” was written about him as well as many other songs.

4 Prince Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .

One of the most private and insane musicians who thinks "mysterious" is a good character trait. - winner333

5 Ghost

I'm glad to see Ghost up here. They have a gimmick that mocks the Roman Catholic church, with the singer being a satanic anti-pope. Their music is amazing and has lots of satanism in it, and all the members' identities are secret - ryanrimmel

Everything about the band, including the band members' names is unknown. Their music is quite weird too. - winner333

6 Ritchie Blackmore 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.
7 The Residents The Residents The Residents are an American art collective best known for avant-garde music and multimedia works. Since their first official release, Meet the Residents, the group has released over sixty albums, numerous music videos and short films, three CD-ROM projects, and ten DVDs.

Should be higher

8 Marilyn Manson

The name, the makeup, the music videos, the lyrics, it's all just bizarre.

9 Daft Punk Daft Punk Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of producers Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.

Though they aren't really that mysterious now... - winner333

10 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.

His interest in the occult and Aliester Crowley (occultist who created the religion of Thelema), and his soundtrack for the "Lucifer Rising" movie. Jimmy's always been a little strange. - winner333

The Contenders

11 Lana Del Rey Lana Del Rey Lana Del Rey is a California based singer, songwriter, and model who currently resides in Malibu, California. She was born under the name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant to entrepreneur Robert England Jr. and Patricia Ann Hill in rural Lake Placid, New York on June 21, 1985. She has two siblings, Chuck and ...read more.

So beautiful and famous, and yet people don't know a thing about her. Controversial statements about death, feminism and alcohol - shy person but tenacious persona. Nobody is ever sure of her real intentions.

"She just stabs my soul all the time and makes me just want to cry. I love how mysterious she is as well. And I love that she just puts a record out and that’s it.” - Adele

12 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.

He was very flamboyant on stage, but very shy in his private life.

Anything mysterious about this guy, starts with his name. - zxm

Lots of secrets - gay, HIV/AIDS - Metal_Treasure

13 Anna-Varney Cantodea

Anna is a trans-gender and the leader of the Sopor Aeternus & the Ensemble of Shadows. She/he stays isolated from public life and refuses to perform "in front of humans". Anna's music is just as eerie as her persona. - winner333

14 Glenn Danzig Glenn Danzig Glenn Danzig is an American singer, songwriter, and musician from Lodi, New Jersey. He is the founder of the bands Misfits, Samhain and Danzig. He owns the Evilive record label as well as Verotik, an adult-oriented comic book publishing company.

He's a metal singer with a very rare type of voice - baritenor (baritone voice with tenor range).
His interest in the occult and sex/eroticism comes through in his songs - "frighteningly intense images of doom" and "darkly seductive" (ex. - How The Gods Kill, The One).

Martial arts - Danzig became a student of Jerry Poteet, a world-renowned martial artist in Jeet Kune Do and also earned a teaching degree in the discipline.

His tattoos - his lower back features the logo for the Devilman manga.

His large book collection - subjects including the occult, religious history, horror books, comic books, true murder cases and New World Order related conspiracies.

He started his own company to produce "crazy, violent, erotic comics." (an adult-oriented comic book company called Verotik)

Though sometimes portrayed as a Satanist by the media, Danzig has denied this in several interviews, elaborating that "I embrace both my ...more - Metal_Treasure

15 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, and was 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.
16 Per "Dead" Ohlin Per Per Yngve Ohlin, better known by his stage name Dead, was a Swedish black/death metal vocalist and lyricist best known for his work with Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. He committed suicide in 1991 in which former guitarist Euronymous took a few pictures of his corpse and used one of them as the ...read more.

Should be higher. He was a depressed guy who cut himself during mayhem concert because he wanted to let escape everyone

17 Electus

I'm genuinely curious to find more about this genius of music. Where does his incredible talent and ability to outdo himself come from? What inspires him to make these deep and haunting pieces? - PositronWildhawk

18 Jim Morrison Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
19 Kuburan Band (The KUBS)

All of this member band we never know the face is

20 Van Morrison Van Morrison Sir George Ivan Morrison OBE is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and record producer. In 2016, he was knighted for services to the music industry and to tourism in Northern Ireland.
21 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
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23 Arthur Lee Arthur Lee Arthur Taylor Lee was an American singer-songwriter who rose to fame as the frontman of the Los Angeles rock band Love, widely recognized as one of the most influential pop groups of the sixties.
24 Mick Jagger Mick Jagger Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.
25 Bjork Bjork Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. She is most famous for her eclectic music styles and experimentation on electronic pop music.
26 Kate Bush Kate Bush
27 Annie Lennox Annie Lennox
28 Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel Peter Brian Gabriel is an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis.
29 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".
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31 Euronymous Euronymous Øystein Aarseth (1968-1993), who went by the pseudonym Euronymous, was a Norwegian guitarist and co-founder of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. Euronymous was stabbed to death by band member Varg Vikernes in August 1993. ...read more.

He was just a wallydrag..nothing else. - Ananya

32 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.
33 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his ...read more.
34 Richey Edward

He was the guitarist and the lyricist of Manic Street Preachers, He wanted to fly with another band with the USA...But went to his Hometown instead, Stated there for 2 weeks and disappeared at the age of 27.
After 14 years searching, He was declared dead. The only traces of his were found in his abandoned car, Despite that, The band members still pay one - quarter of their salaries into a bank account for him, Believing he is still alive. - Ananya

35 Deathspell Omega
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1. Buckethead
2. Syd Barrett
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2. Marilyn Manson
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