Top 10 Rock and Metal Musicians Who Have Owned Recording Studios


The Top Ten

1 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated more.

Jimi Hendrix founded Electric Lady Studios - Metal_Treasure

2 Jeff Waters Jeff Waters Jeff Waters (born February 13, 1966) is a Canadian metal musician and founder of the metal band Annihilator. He's best known as the guitarist for Annihilator, appreciated for his fast riffs and solos. Waters is also the primary songwriter in the band. Very often he has taken on the role of lead singer, more.

My boy from ottawa! - danimey

Waters has owned Watersound Studios Inc. since 1994. He is a well-known and sought-after mixing/mastering engineer and producer. - Metal_Treasure

3 Joe Duplantier Joe Duplantier Joseph "Joe" Duplantier is a French musician best known as the guitarist and vocalist of metal band Gojira.

Joe is the owner of Silver Cord Studio, a recording studio located in New York, which he designed himself. - Metal_Treasure

4 Mark Knopfler Mark Knopfler Mark Freuder Knopfler is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer and film score composer. He is best known for being the frontman of the British band Dire Straits.

He owns British Grove Studios, which is one of the most prominent British recording studios of the modern era. - Gg2000

5 Eddie Van Halen Eddie Van Halen Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, occasional keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen.

Owner of 5150 Studios - Metal_Treasure

6 Dan Swanö Dan Swanö Dan-Erland Swanö is a Swedish musician who is currently the vocalist, guitarist, ex-bassist and ex-drummer for the band Nightingale, lately vocalist, keyboardist and drummer for the band Witherscape, as well as the Owner of Unisound but he achieved fame as the vocalist and songwriter of progressive more.

The owner of Unisound - Metal_Treasure

7 Chad Kroeger Chad Kroeger Chad Robert Kroeger is a Canadian musician and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian rock band, Nickelback.

In 2002 he co-founded 604 Records with attorney Jonathan Simkin; it's based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
In 2014, 604 Records opened 604 Studios, a multimedia production facility featuring 2 recording studios, soundstage and in-house production team. - Metal_Treasure

8 Kai Hansen 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.

Gamma Ray leader co-owns Hammer Studios in Hamburg, Germany, with his bandmate Dirk Schlächter and their friend Eike O. Freese (Dark Age) - Metal_Treasure

9 Hannes Grossmann Hannes Grossmann

The owner of Mordor Sounds; he played for Necrophagist, Obscura, Blotted Science, Hate Eternal and currently plays drums in Alkaloid.
His self-presentation:
"My name is Hannes Grossmann from Germany. I'm a professional session drummer & studio engineer (recording, mix and master)." - Metal_Treasure

10 V. Santura V. Santura

(real name: Victor Bullok).
A metal musician (guitars, vox) for Triptykon, Dark Fortress, Noneuclid.

He runs Woodshed Studio in Germany where all Obscura albums were recorded, mixed and mastered by him. And many other albums. He's also a producer. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Magnus Karlsson Magnus Karlsson Magnus Karlsson is a Swedish heavy metal songwriter, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer, best known as the lead guitarist for the German metal band Primal Fear.

Primal Fear's guitarist runs Stuntguitar Studios in Sweden - Metal_Treasure

12 Ronny Sorkness

Vocalist for Valhall (1987-present) owned Necrohell Studios with his brother Kenneth Sorkness - Metal_Treasure

13 Dirk Schlächter

Co-owns Hammer Studios in Hamburg - Metal_Treasure

14 Kenneth Sorkness

Bassist for Valhall owned Necrohell Studios with his brother Ronny Sorkness. - Metal_Treasure

15 Eike O. Freese

Vocals, Guitars for Dark Age, (1995-present) - Metal_Treasure

16 Piet Sielck

Owner of Powerhouse studio in Hamburg. He is a power metal guitarist, vocalist and producer. He is member of the power / speed metal band Iron Savior. - Metal_Treasure

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