Top 10 Non-Metal Musicians Who Like Metal MusicI put higher musicians:
- whose own genres are far from metal, such as jazz, country, pop or folk
- who proved better they love metal
Lady Gaga is probably the most high profile pro-metal musician of the 21st century by far. She mainly loves Metallica but not only - she talked about her old metal days in Jersey and the Lower East Side. She's a proud metalhead and she has a long track record of celebrating and working with heavy metal that goes deeper than the aesthetics of the typical modern celebrities.
While headlining Lolapalooza she danced to Metallica's "Metal Militia"!
Metallica's drummer Lars Ulrich said about her:
'I knew she was a metal chick at heart, but I didn't know how deep her metal roots were. Her relationship with Metallica goes way back - like deep album cuts on the early couple records."
In 2017 Lady Gaga joined Metallica for band's Grammy performance of "Moth into Flame". Performing with Metallica was like a dream come true and she awarded herself with a new tattoo inspired by Metallica's "Moth Into Flame". But this collaboration was met with mostly negative responses from Metallica's ...more
She even has a song called "Heavy Metal Lover", and she played with Metallica last year.
He's a country musician who always wanted to be in a metal band and proved it - in 2010 he recorded the album Orion, a tribute to Voivod (Canadian metal band, obviously his favorite metal band).
His genre is close to metal and loving metal isn't a big surprise but he's really an enormous metal fan and did more than just loving/listening to metal - he recorded his own one-off metal album (Probot, 2004), described by Grohl as "a death metal Supernatural".
The album features metal musicians whom Grohl admired - members of Venom, Voivod, King Diamond, Celtic Frost, Sepultura, Napalm Death, and more.
In an interview he said Voivod blew his mind in the 80s.
John Darnielle is the singer/songwriter for indie folk band The Mountain Goats. Oddly enough, perhaps their best known song is "The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton" - about two high school kids who form a death metal band.
But Darnielle's metal love doesn't stop there - he also wrote a book about Black Sabbath's Master of Reality for the 33 1/3 series.
Also, for Pitchfork's "Situation Critical" feature, where musicians choose songs to soundtrack hypothetical situations, all of his selections were songs by Danzig.
She said "[Metal isn't] all I listen to, of course, but there was a period of time where it was. I guess it started in school. I started listening to stuff with screaming in it, and then I started [exploring] more metal. MySpace helped me a lot, and friends will tell me about certain bands. And some of the bands I like aren't necessarily too metal. It's funny, because the Jonas Brothers dance and play dance music in their dressing room, and I'll be across the hall, and I just blare metal. People walk by and go, 'Really? ' "
What she likes in metal?
She obviously respects the musicianship because she explained "It's so completely different from anything else. You've got vocals that I can't do, the double bass drums, the incredible guitar solos... every part of the band does more difficult stuff than your average rock band does. I listen to these bands, and I wish I could do all of that, but I can't."
He's a sax player of smooth jazz! But he was seen at least twice at Opeth shows in LA (Opeth are a death metal band from Sweden).
Why Opeth don't invite him to play a sax solo on their next album? Opeth stuff is progressive enough and can include some odd sections, in my opinion. Some other metal bands already did it - Tobias Sammet sang jazz in the middle of a power metal song. And I liked it.
(check out the list Top 10 Metal Songs that Include Rare / Atypical Combinations with Other Music Genres)
You may be surprised he loved Celtic Frost - one of the bands that pioneered extreme metal in the 80s (prototypes for black, death and thrash metal). Cobain's favorite Celtic Frost album was To Mega Therion.
He also really enjoyed The Melvins who, especially back in those days, were about as 'heavy' as you could get...
Can't decide between whezzer or him but since everyone thinks grunge killed metal I will vote for him.
Wow. And grunge was made to kill metal...
Weezer's band member was a member of prog-metal band Avant Garde (active from 1985-1990), before Weezer was formed.
Also, Weezer's 2002 album Maladroit incorporated some metal riffing into their usually softer sound.
Cuomo's most recent reference to his metal past is the title of Weezer's 2010 compilation Death to False Metal.
Rivers was actually inspired by Kirk Hammet to learn guitar I think and I think Maladroit had some inspiration from bands like Black Sabbath as I heard. So Rivers was definitely a fan of the genre.
She's a big metal fan and even sang live Metallica's Fuel, when she was 18-19.
Her "Fuel" sucked, honestly, her singing was emotionless, absolutely
He tries to be metal, but he ended up being a hippy rock singer, he isn't as bad as the media says though
He's a fan of Carcass - a band that plays death metal, goregrind/grindcore.
She's not very high on this list because her own genre is close to metal but she should be on here because she likes... death metal. Which is too far from what she sings. She started listening to death metal at 15-16.
He has cited Cliff Burton as an influence, alongside wearing a "...And Justice for All" shirt in the music video for "Revolution Radio", so I'm sure he's a Metallica fan.
He is a metal singer though.
He was a singer and dancer and was an Iron Maiden fan and even attended the same show as me in London 2013. No lie. May he rest in peace, charmer.
Wasn't he a country musician? I didn't know he likes metal.
I doubt he isn't into metal cause didn't he cover songs by Metallica, Iron Maiden, and Ozzy Osbourne? Just saying.
Nope. Lemmy said many times he didn't like metal. He reiterated to Der Spiegel in 2014: "I do not particularly like heavy metal."
Yep, Lemmy's relationship with metal is a mystery.
Well, he was friends with a lot of metal musicians like Rob Halford, Ozzy, Tony Iommi, Dio, Bruce etc
Same with Jerry Cantrell but Soundgarden are little bit different from what Alice in Chains played while yes they both are grunge bands their type of grunge is different from bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Soundgarden,Alice in Chains and also Melvins combined Metal with alternative elements and all 3 bands are on Metal archives because of this so in my opinion the musicans from those bands are metal musicans.