Top 10 Rock and Metal Musicians of Hispanic DescentTo make this list I had to find a more or less credible definition of "hispanic". This is a quote from wiki:
"The term Hispanic broadly refers to the people, nations, and cultures that have a historical link to Spain. It commonly applies to countries once owned by the Spanish Empire in the Americas and Asia, particularly the countries of Hispanic America and the Philippines.
It could be argued that the term should apply to all Spanish-speaking cultures or countries, as the historical roots of the word specifically pertain to the Iberian region. It is difficult to label a nation or culture with one term, such as Hispanic, as the ethnicities, customs, traditions, and art forms (music, literature, dress, culture, cuisine, and others) vary greatly by country and region. The Spanish language and Spanish culture are the main distinctions.
Hispanic originally referred to the people of ancient Roman Hispania, which roughly comprised the Iberian Peninsula, including the contemporary states of Spain, Portugal, Andorra, and the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar."
I think Brazil doesn't count because they were a Portuguese colony and their official language is Portuguese.
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, take half of metallica, half of slayer, get a hispanic singer and you have a fully hispanic (and most likely awesome) band - EliHbk
Wow, my list inspired your list.
So half of Slayer and half of Metallica are hispanic - Metal_Treasure
EliHbk, if we take the hispanic members of Slayer and Metallica, the line-up would be:
Tom Araya - vox
Kirk Hammett - guitars
Robert Trujillo - bass
Dave Lombardo - drums
(Possible band name? MetaSlayer) - Metal_Treasure
Cuban-born American - Metal_Treasure
He is of Mexican and Native American descent. - Metal_Treasure
He is half Filipino and according to wiki, the Philippines are a hispanic country. - Metal_Treasure
His paternal grandparents were Mexican immigrants. - Metal_Treasure
His father is Mexican-American - Metal_Treasure
He is Austrian but his father is Mexican (he plays for German band Obscura) - Metal_Treasure
This reminds me, anyone see about Rob Trujillo's son playing w/ KoRn? - EliHbk
Fear Factory co-founder - Metal_Treasure
Metal singer from Argentina (Helker) - Metal_Treasure