Top 10 Rock and Metal Musicians Who Would Make Great Politicians

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Lets create the best government ever.

This list is inspired by Fretto list "Top Ten Metal and Rock Musicians that Would Be Good Presidents".

I am enlarging the idea because some people may not be the best choices for presidents but would be great ministers or other types of political leaders.

The Top Ten

1 Bruce Dickinson - Prime Minister Bruce Dickinson - Prime Minister Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.

Theme song of the government: Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden)
Personal motto: "You'll take my life but I'll take yours, too" (The Trooper, Iron Maiden)
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So potential assassinators, think again!
Note: Some countries have a Prime Minister and President / King / Queen.
Monarchies have a Prime Minister and a King / Queen. Republics have a Prime Minister and a President. In the US President has also functions of a Prime Minister. - Metal_Treasure

2 Matt Barlow - Minister Of Internal Affairs Matt Barlow - Minister Of Internal Affairs Matthew 'Matt' Barlow is an American heavy metal singer and police officer. He was the lead singer for Iced Earth in the 1990s and 2000s. He is currently the lead singer for Ashes of Ares. After the September 11 terrorist attacks Matt Barlow decided to become a police officer and contribute to the "real ...read more.

This list is awesome! And I admit mine was not that good. Matt Barlow is such a great guy who'd be a great minister of internal affairs.

(Thanks for mentioning me) - Fretto

Theme song of the Ministry: Burnt Offerings (Iced Earth).
Personal motto: “A beast resides in me, deep down I always knew" (Damien, Iced Earth)
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This amazing singer is also a policeman. He left Iced Earth after the September 11 terrorist attacks and became a cop to help the national security.
He can be responsible for policing, emergency management, national security, supervision of local governments, conduct of elections, public administration and immigration matters. - Metal_Treasure

3 Hansi Kürsch - King Hansi Kürsch - King Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records ...read more.

Theme song of the Kingdom: The Throne (Blind Guardian)
Personal motto: “For what I became a King of the lost? ” (Time Stands Still At the Iron Hill, Blind Guardian).
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He is intelligent, focused and nice. Nobody knows about king duties more than him. He wrote so many songs about Kings (consult my list "Top 10 Blind Guardian Songs Related to Royal Power"). - Metal_Treasure

4 Brian May - Minister Of Science Brian May - Minister Of Science Brian Harold May is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen.

He has got talent to be a minister - zxm

Theme song of the Ministry: Under Pressure (Queen)
Personal motto: “I'm a shooting star leaping through the sky" (Don't Stop Me Now, Queen).
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He's got a PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College London. Thesis: A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud. He began his research into the subject in 1970, and was finally awarded his PhD in 2007, after a hiatus of 37 years. - Metal_Treasure

5 James Hetfield - Minister of Justice James Hetfield - Minister of Justice James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

Theme song of the Ministry:...And Justice For All (Metallica)
Personal motto: “I'll take my time anywhere free to speak my mind anywhere" (Wherever I May Roam, Metallica).
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He wrote the album "...And Justice For All"... but also "Kill 'em All", haha. - Metal_Treasure

6 Rob Halford - Minister of Health Care Rob Halford - Minister of Health Care Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.

Theme song of the Ministry: Painkiller (Judas Priest)
Personal motto: “I've seen my perfection" (Metal Gods, Judas Priest).
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He was a heavy drug and alcohol user but cleaned up his act in 1986, crediting the change with giving him a “great sense of empowerment and strength.” He was fully sober when sang about drugs with Queens of the Stone Age on their 2000 ode to vices of all shapes and sizes - “Nicotine, Valium, Vicodin, Marijuana, Ecstasy and Alcohol” (Feel Good Hit of the Summer). - Metal_Treasure

7 Joakim Broden - Defense Minister Joakim Broden - Defense Minister

Theme song of the Ministry: Screaming Eagles (Sabaton)
Personal motto: "Victory is ours, their forces will fall" (Primo Victoria, Sabaton) - Metal_Treasure

8 Mike Mangini - Minister Of Education and Culture Mike Mangini - Minister Of Education and Culture Mike Mangini is an American drummer. Since 2010, he has been a member of progressive metal band Dream Theater, following the departure of founding drummer Mike Portnoy.

Theme song of the Ministry: Illumination Theory (Dream Theater)
Personal motto: “Noble and brave lay down our lives for the cause" (Illumination Theory, Dream Theater).
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He was a full-time associate professor at Berklee College of Music, Percussion Department. He's got a computer science diploma, he programmed software and worked on a program about the links between the human brain and body. - Metal_Treasure

9 Tobias Sammet - Minister Of Employment Tobias Sammet - Minister Of Employment Tobias Sammet is a German metal musician, best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the power metal band Edguy, as well as the founder, main singer and bassist of the metal opera Avantasia.

Theme song of the Ministry: New Age Messiah (Edguy)
Personal motto: "Oh, I'm not only singer in a band, you know. Back at home in Germany I was a famous porn star, haha" (Trinidad, Edguy)
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Of course, he was joking. He works hard - formed Edguy at 14 and Avantasia at 21. Since 1998 he's been running 2 bands - writing songs for 2 bands, singing for 2 bands, touring with 2 bands. And he employed many guest singers for Avantasia, I think over 50 singers. - Metal_Treasure

10 Ian Gillan - Minister of Transport Ian Gillan - Minister of Transport Ian Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).

Theme song of the Ministry: Highway Star (Deep Purple)
Personal motto: "Listen, surely I've exceeded expectations" (I Only Want To Say / Gethsemane, Jesus Christ Superstar)
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He was the original Jesus Christ in the rock opera 'Jesus Christ Superstar' (1970), selected for the role personally by its authors - Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Rick Allen - Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities Rick Allen - Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities Richard John Cyril "Rick" Allen is an English drummer who has played for the hard rock band Def Leppard since 1978. He overcame the amputation of his left arm in 1985 and continued to play with the band, which subsequently went on to its most commercially successful phase.

Theme song of the Ministry: Rock Rock Till You Drop (definitely Leppard) - Metal_Treasure

12 Jon Schaffer - Defense Minister Jon Schaffer - Defense Minister Jon Ryan Schaffer is an American heavy metal musician. He is best known as the guitarist and last remaining original member of the Florida-based heavy metal band Iced Earth, which he formed in 1985 under the name "Purgatory".

Theme song of the Ministry: Come what May (Iced Earth)
Personal motto: “I demand a victory, I demand a sacrifice" (Damien, Iced Earth).
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He's the most patriotic musician ever and he's got a very strong, imposing character. - Metal_Treasure

13 Angus Young - Minister of Youth Affairs Angus Young - Minister of Youth Affairs Angus McKinnon Young is an Australian guitarist of Scottish origin, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and sole constant member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. When performing live he does his own version of Chuck Berry's "duck walk" and has also spun on his side while ...read more.

His family name and signature outfit say it all.
Theme song of the Ministry: Let There Be Rock (AC/DC). - Metal_Treasure

14 Alissa White-Gluz - Minister of Family, Women, Children and Pets Alissa White-Gluz - Minister of Family, Women, Children and Pets Alissa White-Gluz is a Canadian vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist and one of the founding members of the Canadian metal band, The Agonist, and current lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal group, Arch Enemy.

Theme song of the Ministry: War Eternal (Arch Enemy)
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She is an animal rights activist and has been a vegan since 1998. She received a Libby award from PETA for her work in an international campaign advocating against the hunting of Canadian seals. - Metal_Treasure

15 Steven Wilson - Foreign Minister Steven Wilson - Foreign Minister Steven John Wilson is an English musician and record producer, most associated with the progressive rock genre.

Intelligent and balanced. He does not smoke and does not use recreational drugs, except for an occasional drink. - Metal_Treasure

16 Robert Plant - Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Robert Plant - Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Robert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Theme song of the Ministry: Immigrant Song - Metal_Treasure

17 Marilyn Manson - President Marilyn Manson - President Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.

"You should have to pass an IQ test before you breed. You have to take a driving test to operate vehicles and an SAT test to get into college. So why don't you have to take some sort of test before you give birth to children? When I'am president, that's the first rule I will institute."-Marilyn Manson

18 Arjen Lucassen - Minister Of Space Programs, Aliens and Teleportation Arjen Lucassen - Minister Of Space Programs, Aliens and Teleportation Arjen Anthony Lucassen (born 3 April 1960, Netherlands) is a Dutch progressive rock/metal songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist musician and record producer, best known for his long-running progressive opera project Ayreon.

Theme song of the Ministry: To the Quasar (The Taurus Pulsar - Quasar 3C273) by Ayreon.
Personal Theme song: Age Of Shadows (Ayreon)
Almost all Ayreon songs are about space / science fiction. - Metal_Treasure

19 Billie Joe Armstrong - President Billie Joe Armstrong - President Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.

Billie is so passionate about his country and he has a lot of great political ideas

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20 Klaus Meine - Minister of Environment and Climate Change Klaus Meine - Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Theme song of the Ministry: Wind Of Change (Scorpions).
Personal Theme song: Rock You Like A Hurricane (Scorpions). - Metal_Treasure

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1. Bruce Dickinson - Prime Minister
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1. Brian May - Minister Of Science
2. Rob Halford - Minister of Health Care
3. James Hetfield - Minister of Justice
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1. Bruce Dickinson - Prime Minister
2. Matt Barlow - Minister Of Internal Affairs
3. Hansi Kürsch - King
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